Afghanistan Peacebuilding Links
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Conflict Resolution, Peacemaking, and Nonviolence
Education System Reconstruction
International Organizations and INGOs working in Afghanistan
Legal Development and Human Rights
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Links to Online Bibliographies on Afghanistan
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The Afghan Analyst: An Online Resource for Researching Afghanistan with extensive resources, including a bibliography and links to listservs, for scholars, students, journalists, policy-makers, NGO/humanitarian workers and others who want to better understand Afghanistan.
ReliefWeb: Afghanistan. ReliefWeb is an electronic clearinghouse for information on humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters designed specifically to help the humanitarian community improve its response to emergencies. Published by UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Check for updates daily.
The Sphere Project has developed a Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response on relief agencies' standards of independence, effectiveness and impact.
Afghanistan Peace Organization. This organization is composed of Afghans who believe that with knowledge and wisdom Afghans themselves can resolve their own differences.
Canadian Coalition for Afghan Peace and Development (CCAPD). Non-profit and non-political coalition of Canadian universities, non-government organizations and individuals to provide support and advocacy for member groups engaged in projects for peaceful development of Afghanistan.
Help the Afghan Children (HTAC). HTAC is a US-based non-profit organization for health and education for Afghan children.
McMaster University: Afghanistan Peace Education Program.
Sanayee Development Foundation. Its mandate includes peace education and peacebuilding in Afghanistan.
Vital Voices Global Partnership has an Afghan Women Program that supports peace education, women's political leadership, entrepreneurship and leadership in Afghanistan.
Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict. This organization builds local and international partnerships to collect and disseminate information on violations against children in conflicts with a goal of influencing decision-makers to create and implement programs and policies that effectively protect children. See reports on Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Libre. Paris-based organization for promotion of education for women and children in Afghanistan. "Association pour la promotion de l'éducation des femmes et des enfants en Afghanistan."
CARE in Afghanistan. CARE is working on primary school education, particularly education of girls. CARE has hundreds of community managed schools in remote areas.
Kinderhilfe Afghanistan. German Aid for Afghan Children (GAAC). Health care and educational reconstruction for Afghan children.
McMaster Centre for Peace Studies (McMaster University, Canada). Media and Peace Education Project.
Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA). SCA Education Section supports 300 primary schools in Afghanistan and provides teacher training and school supplies throughout Afghanistan.
World Food Program (WFP). Afghanistan program.
Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU). AREU is an independent research organisation established by the assistance community working in Afghanistan to conduct and facilitate research and evaluation to influences policy and practice.
Afghan Women's Educational Center. AWEC is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-partisan organization working to promote rights, self-sufficiency, and empowerment among Afghan Women and children through education, health and socio-economic development projects as a bridge to future development and peace. H#115,1st Busstop Kololapushta near DHSA andKilid Office Kabul. tel.: (93)70294544, email: email@example.com.
Afghan Women's Resource Center. AWRC is a female-headed non-governmental, non-partisan humanitarian aid organization working to promote the interests of Afghan women. AWRC has worked in Peshawar since 1989 and more recently in Kabul.
Relief Web: Afghanistan. Published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, ReliefWeb is an electronic clearinghouse for information on humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters designed specifically to help the humanitarian community improve its response to emergencies.
Zunia Knowledge Exchange: Afghanistan (formerly the Development Gateway).
United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Enter search term "Afghanistan" for reports.
Asian Development Bank: Afghanistan. ADB's Afghanistan portal page.
Amnesty International. This page contains Amnesty International's reports about Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Women Network. AWN is an umbrella group for women/gender-based organizations in Afghanistan.
European Union (EU). This site summaries the EU commitments to Afghanistan since September 11, 2002.
Global IDP Database. This is the Afghanistan Information page of this global data base on internal displacement around the world supported by various governmantal and non-governmental aid agencies.
Human Rights Watch (HRW). This page hosted by Human Rights Watch contains HRW reports about Afghanistan.
Islamic Development Bank (IDB). The IDB promotes socio-economic development of its member countries, including Afghanistan.
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). UNAMA was established to integrate UN activities in Afghanistan.
USAID. This page discusses USAID's work in Afghanistan.
Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict. Reports on Afghanistan.
Women for Women International works in several countries including Afghanistan. The focus of work is rights awareness, job-skills training and emotional support.
Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). The AIHRC is Afghanistan's official national human rights institution.
Afghanistan: Islamic State of Afghanistan. Law Library of Congress.
Afghanistan Index. International Constitutional Law project, by Axel Tschentscher, Institut für öffentliches Recht, Universität Bern.
Afghan Independent Bar Association (AIBA). Founded in 2008, the AIBA works to promote and protect the rule of law and independence of the legal profession.
Afghan Women Judges Association (AWJA). AWJA aims to ensure active participation of women judges and lawyers in the judicial system and to promote reliable legal advice for Afghan women countrywide.
Afghan Women Lawyers and Professionals Association (AWLPA). AWLPA was established in 1998 under the Taliban regime. Scroll down to information about AWLPA purposes which includes raising awareness of Afghan women about their legal rights, promoting women's participation in the process of constitution building, and ensuring restoration of women's rights in Afghanistan. AWLPA is affiliated with the European Women Lawyers Association.
Bayefsky.com valuable pages on Afghanistan's treaty signatures, ratifications, reservations, reports and other documents.
Global Rights in Afghanistan. Through its office in Kabul, Global Rights works with legal professionals in Afghanistan towards expanding access to justice and promoting rights of women.
International Labour Organization (ILO). This page provides information on Afghanistan's ratifications of ILO Conventions with links through to the text of the relevant conventions. This page also provides information on Afghanistan's constitution and laws as well as other resources. See the ILO summary page on Afghanistan.
Lawyers' Association of Afghanistan, P.O. Box 3185, Kabul, Afghanistan
World Legal Information Institute: Afghanistan. World LII has several pages of information on Afghanistan including government, legislation, treaties, and women and the law.
Afghanistan's Website. Official government website.
The Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN). Registered in Berlin in 2009, AAN is a non-profit, independent policy research organization focused on research-based analysis on developments in Afghanistan.
Relief Web postings on Afghanistan.
afg-info.com. This page has links to various news sources and other resources on Afghanistan.
Afghan Daily. Part of the US-based World News Network.
Afgha Press Agency. This web-based news site was created in 1998 by a Belgo-French student and was originally dedicated to the leader of what is known as the "Northern Alliance," but states that it now incorporates news from press agencies, newspapers and magazines of various political orientations all over the world.
Afghan Network News. Hourly news reports from various news sources including links to major international news sources.
Afghanistan Online. An extensive website about Afghanistan.
Google. Google's Afghanistan news feed
Institute for War and Peace Reporting: Afghan Programme. Launched in April 2002 by Afghan journalists, IWPR has its focus on strengthening in-depth reporting through the creation of a network of media centers of excellence across the country.
EIN News: Afghanistan. Afghanistan newsfeeds (subscription required).
Independent Election Commission. The IEC is established under Article 156 of the constitution of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to administer and supervise all kinds of elections in Afghanistan.
Omaid Weekly. The last edition online was published February 2003. Archives are online. The US-based weekly contained news from Omaid Weekly's reporters and news services, plus commentary on Afghanistan current events, politics, society, religion, culture and history by Afghan journalists, scholars, professionals, educators, religious and tribal leaders.
Radio Free Europe. Afghanistan page.
Afghanistan Online, Books on Afghanistan.
Bibliography, at the end of Afghanistan: A Country Study. Federal Research Division Library of Congress Country Studies/Area Handbook Program, 1997.
Afghanistan: An Overview: Bibliography. University of California, Berkeley South Asia Resources 1996
Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: A Bibliography, prepared by Peacemakers Trust in 2002.
United Nations Centre for Regional Development Bibliography on Afghanistan. At the present time there is only one title in this collection.