United Women for Peace

Women for Peace and Participation (WPP) Launches its ‘United Women for Peace’ initiative – aiming to advocate for change and inclusion. The event will introduce diaspora women leaders in the UK from conflict and post-conflict countries to present a case highlighting the importance of including women in processes building their way to...

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APn Aspire Awards

We are pleased to announce the Aspire awards are back! Previous years were a phenomenal success and we look forward to bigger and better event this year. Nominations are open so please fill in the form and lets celebrate the great success in the community. 12th May 2019 The APn Aspire...

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Discourse Hour: Afghanistan’s pedophilia problem and why no one’s talking about it

The practice of ‘bacha bazi’ (literally “boy play”) in Afghanistan dates so far back that some consider it an ancient tradition. Unfortunately, the practice continues in Afghanistan today. The boys, invariably poor and vulnerable, are sexually exploited by older men who are typically wealthy and socially powerful, who often keep...

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Discourse Hour: Feminism in Afghanistan

In this Discourse Hour we will explore the evolution of the Feminist movement in Afghanistan. The session will be chaired by Elaha Walizadeh who works as an advisor and outreach worker at Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) and has appeared on BBC World News, Arise News and other...

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London (ECI) 5K Charity Run

Join ECI for their 3rd Annual 5K Charity Run on the 30th of August at Regents Park. Run or walk 5k to support vulnerable and disabled orphans in Afghanistan. The run will be followed by a day full of family fun activities, with a light lunch provided. Come and join...

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APn London to Oxford Charity Cycle Ride

APn members will cycle from London to Oxford (~7 hours/ ~70 miles) on Saturday 15 August 2015. Confirmed cyclists: Farhad Timuri Roohullah Popal Ali Zaheer Omaid Saeed Cyclists who are tentative: Zohal Khawaja Waris Amini If you would like to join them, please email chair@apn.af to discuss route & logistics. You will...

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London (Discourse): How are we treating our elderly?

How are we treating our elderly? Dr Khesrow Sangarwal Afghans have a proud tradition of respect and care for their elderly. For centuries, the Afghan culture and society have celebrated aging and have perceived old age as a source of wisdom and knowledge. Politically, Afghan elders have always been put...

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London (Meeting): Strategy

1. Key events: Aspire Award (logistics: time/date/venue/audience/media coverage/invitations) 2. Discourse 3. Skills 4. Finance (Bank Statements, Expenses) 5. Marketing Strategy 6. Newsletter 7. New Website (www.apn.af) – final comments before formal announcement on social media. 8. Internal communication (platforms/BoT-EC communication) 9. London and Kabul EC Team (new members/strengths/weaknesses/activity/productivity/roles/responsibilities) 10. Next 6...

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