Security forces in Afghanistan before the Taliban seized power, © Ali Ahmad

#5: Life under the Taliban

Why are Former Security Forces being assassinated in Afghanistan?

This article by Elhamudin Afghan, a former journalist in eastern Afghanistan, looks at the mysterious increase in killings of members of the former Afghan security forces.

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Stils auf Untravel

Klappe auf!

Animated film evening as part of the 16 Days against Violence against Women* and Girls*.

Monday 28 November 2022, 19:00 - 20:30
ArtSocialSpace Brunnenpassage, Brunnengasse 71 / Yppenplatz, 1160 Vienna
This year with a selection of short films on the theme of flight and war.

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[Translate to English:] Konferenzteilnehmerinnen

Syrian Women Leading the Change

Public event on 6 October 2022

Syrian activists* from all over Europe met in Vienna to exchange and network about their work, their daily challenges.

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Global Inequalities - the Austrian Development Conference #ET2022

VIDC Forums on Tax (In-)Justice and Climate (In-)Justice & Migration

The Austrian Development Conference will take place in Linz from 11-13 November 2022. It is dedicated to "Global Inequalities" in times of intensifying crises.

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“Afghanistan's Strong Women”. One year of resistance against Taliban rule

Event from 3 October 2022

The Second President of the National Council, Doris Bures, hosted an evening of support for the struggle of women for equality and freedom in Afghanistan with VIDC and Women without Borders.

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VIDC: 60 years of dialogue and cooperation

“Nothing happens in the world that does not matter to us!”

On 14 September we celebrated 60 years of dialogue and cooperation with friends and companions! With a speech by former Federal Chancellor Franz Vranitzky, long-time Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the VIDC.

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[Translate to English:] Sahel © promedia

Crisis region Sahel

Background, analysis and reports

Report from the book presentation and discussion on October 4, 2022 with Günther Lanier, Ishraga Mustafa Hamid and Franz Schmidjell

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Kabul, August 2022, © Aadil Ahmad

Afghanistan’s Blame Game. Why did the Islamic Republic collapse?

By Haroun Rahimi

On 15 August last year, the Taliban conquered Afghanistan virtually without resistance. How did this happen and what lessons should we learn from it?

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Photo: #4: Life under the Taliban, © Anisa

#4: Life under the Taliban

The monster is back

In Afghanistan, 15 August marks the anniversary of the Taliban's complete takeover. Anisa tells us how the dreams of women and girls have been shattered every day since then.

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REPowerEU: Towards a just and sustainable energy transformation?

By Manana Kochladze

The initial hope that the war would accelerate the energy transformation in Europe has unfortunately not been realised by the recently published REPowerEU strategy. On the contrary, Manana Kochladze announces an increase in…

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