Category archives for: Children Rights

UNICEF calls for a comprehensive Child Act in Afghanistan

23 November 2010 – Afghanistan needs a comprehensive Child Act fully in line with the provisions and principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In Afghanistan today one in five children die before reaching their fifth birthday – mostly from easily preventable diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia – five million children are […]

“Brick & Heart” A short film of Hazara refugee in Iran

“Brick & Heart” Hazara People

In remote Afghanistan mountains, Youth Information and Contact Centre empowers youth

Kamela, 15, traveled some eight hours to Nili, the provincial capital of Afghanistan’s Daikundi province, to attend a UNICEF-supported youth training.© UNICEF/2010/Froutan

By Aziz Froutan DAIKUNDI PROVINCE, Afghanistan, 19 August 2010 – Kamela, 15, lives in the Shahristan district of Afghanistan’s Daikundi province – a remote mountain area of the country’s central region. In an unprecedented journey, she recently travelled eight hours on foot and by car to reach Nili, the provincial capital, to participate in an […]

Oppression of Hazara in Afghanistan

Ms. Zareen Taj Womens & Human Rights Activist Zareen is from the Hazara ethnic group, the most persecuted ethnic minority in Afghanistan. As a child, she witnessed the Soviet invasion and occupation of her country and the brutal oppression and persecution of her people. She became a woman rights activist and advocate and spoke at […]

Kuchi- Taliban Attack on Hazaras in Behsood

2008

Legalising’ marital rape

Channel 4 News, Updated on 28 January 2010 Last spring President Karzai backed a law governing Shia family relations that effectively legalised marital rape and allowed for women to effectively be imprisoned in their homes. There was an international outrage with the US and the UK calling the legislation abhorrent. But the law was still […]

Women protesters against ‘marital rape’ law spat on and stoned in Kabul

Tom Coghlan in Kabul, April 16, 2009 A group of Afghan women who braved an enraged mob yesterday to protest against an “abhorrent” new Afghan law had to be rescued by police from a hail of stones and abuse. The protest by about 200 women, unprecedented in recent Afghanistan history, was directed at the Shia […]

Afghanistan: Massacre in Yakaolang

Media Advisory 28 March 2001 AI Index ASA 11/007/2001 – News Service Nr. 56 Afghanistan: Massacre in Yakaolang Amnesty International today issued a report on January’s massacre of over 300 unarmed men and a number of civilian women and children by Taleban forces in Yakaolang, in Bamiyan province. According to eyewitness accounts, Taleban forces began […]

Massacres in Yakaolang

Amnesty International has now obtained detailed information which corroborates earlier reports of the massacre of civilians in Yakaolang in the central province of Bamiyan. According to eyewitness reports, Taleban forces began to arrest people and summarily execute them when they recaptured Yakaolang on 7 January this year. They had lost Yakaolang to Hezb-e Wahdat – […]

Afghanistan: summary execution of civilians in Yakaolang

23 January 2001 AI Index AFA 11/001/2001 – News Service Nr. 013 Afghanistan: summary execution of civilians in Yakaolang Amnesty International today condemned the summary execution of scores of Afgan civilians by Taleban forces after their capture of the district of Yakaolang in December 2000. The victims, all male and as young as 13 years […]

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities
Report on the Case of Conflict between Kochies and the Local People (Hazara) In Behsood (Hessa-e-Awal, Hessa-e-Dowm) and Diamirdad districts of Maidan Wardak province
Massacres of Hazaras in Afghanistan

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An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities

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