• Challenges Facing Civil Society in Afghanistan

    By Zafar Shayan Afghanistan’s modern history is tied with dictatorship, mono-ethnic regimes, and religious tyranny. Individuals and groups, particularly people from different ethnic or religious backgrounds, who criticized regimes or powerful politicians were violently eliminated....

  • Where is the Enlightening Movement?

    by Nicole Valentini On July 23, thousands of young women and men, mainly university students, took the streets of Kabul to take part in a huge pacific demonstration. The protest was organized by the Enlightening Movement,...

  • Who is afraid of education?

    The state of education in Daykundi By Nicole Valentini Daykundi is one of the poorest provinces in Afghanistan. This kind of poverty is mainly due to a clear political will of the different governments that...

  • Connectivity of online and offline activism

    Zafar Shayan  Follow @ZafarShayan The role of the internet and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in promoting effective civic activism has been a major topic of debate in the Social Sciences. Indeed,...