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  • Soroptimist International of Europe Statement on Afghanistan

    Soroptimist International of Europe Statement on Afghanistan

    Find the full statement of EWL member Soroptimist International of Europe in English and in Frenchhere.
    The crisis in Afghanistan is a tragedy that goes beyond its borders. Last months have led to a devastating increase of violence towards women in communities and in families. Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) call the European community to take appropriate measures to safeguard women’s rights and humanitarian needs of the people of Afghanistan.
    In recent years women in Afghanistan (...) Read more

  • WILPF: The EU must support an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan now

    WILPF: The EU must support an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan now

    [Berlin, 18 August 2021] The situation in Afghanistan is outrageous. Due to the Taliban takeover, many people are on the run, including women, youth, people belonging to ethnic minorities and the LGBTIQ community, human rights defenders, artists and journalists. Many Afghans are waiting at the airport in Kabul for a chance to leave the country now. Activists and experts have been warning of such a situation for years. We have to recognize that this is a humanitarian crisis where we have to (...) Read more

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