Millions of Afghans are facing starvation, displacement, and rising conflicts which is pushing the struggling nation to the deep end. Photo: Canva.
Of: Vedika Jiandani
The aftermath of the political fallout of former President Ashraf Ghani's government has been nothing short of apocalyptic for the people of Afghanistan. The implausible rise of the Taliban after two decades has brought with it immense turmoil and uncertainty for the future of the country.
December 14, 2021, English, Magazine, News article
This summer, protests were held around the world against the actions of the outside world during the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan. Photo: Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona. Source: Unsplash.
Of: Julia Azzeddine
During the intensive news reporting on the Taliban regime's takeover of Afghanistan this summer, Sweden's aid authority Sida announced that they will end million payments in aid for development projects in the country. - It will destroy development programs concerning education, health and more, says Anders Fänge, Afghanistan expert and board member of the Swedish Afghanistan Committee.
December 8, 2021, Interview
Of: Louise Marklund
The debate this week has been dominated by the escalating conflict between Israel and Palestine, where mediation efforts seem to be failing. At the same time, terrorist attacks are being directed at schoolgirls in Afghanistan and European co-operation is being questioned.
May 17, 2021, Current debate
Of: Andreas Stefansson
President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that US troops will leave Afghanistan this fall. This marks the end of the United States' longest war in 20 years. But for Afghanistan, the war, which has already claimed tens of thousands of civilian lives, is not over. Now it is more important than ever that a political solution is reached in the conflict, says Andreas Stefansson, Secretary General of the aid organization Swedish Afghanistan Committee.
April 16, 2021, Debate
The population in rural Afghanistan is completely dependent on precipitation, both for agriculture and for drinking water, writes Andreas Stefansson. Pictured are Marzia and Faizullah fetching water for their family. Photo: Bashir Ahmad Fayaz
Of: Andreas Stefansson
The Madrid climate summit, COP25, swept one of the most important issues under the rug. What economic responsibility do the countries that have caused global warming have for countries like Afghanistan - where climate change is already a matter of life or death? Sweden must push harder for a fair global division of responsibilities, writes the Swedish Afghanistan Committee.
January 14, 2020, Debate
Demonstration in memory of the murdered journalist Ján Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kušnírová. Bratislava, March 2018 Photo: Peter Tkac, Flickr
Of: Jennifer Augustsson
The threat to journalists and media workers has increased globally in 2018, according to reports from press freedom organizations. The alarming trend does not seem to be slowing down and there is a call for improvement.
April 26, 2019, Report
Bacha bazi, or “boy play” in Dari, is a practice that is synonymous with the sexual exploitation of boys. Photo: US Embassy Kabul, Flickr.
Of: Alexandra Håkansson Schmidt and Lisa Elamson
In 2017 the Afghan government introduced a new Criminal Code explicitly addressing the under-reported issue of bacha bazi. The practice involves older men taking advantage of young boys in vulnerable situations and has increased since the fall of the Taliban regime. Although introducing new laws banning bacha bazi is a welcome move, the issue extends far beyond national laws.
April 10, 2019, English, Long read, Magazine
The people of Afghanistan must be allowed to take part in the peace work. Otherwise, there will be no pourable peace, the debater writes.
Of: Andreas Stefansson
After almost 40 years of war, peace agreements may be close in Afghanistan. But achieving real peace requires more than a signed paper. Sustainable peace presupposes local anchoring and meaningful inclusion of the civilian population, writes Andreas Stefansson at the Swedish Afghanistan Committee.
March 12, 2019, Debate
Is biofuel good or bad? Biogas-powered garbage truck in Skellefteå, Sweden.
Of: Maja Sundstrand
Yes, that is the question that several debaters are trying to answer, because there seems to be a lot of talk and a little workshop in development policy. This applies above all to human rights, but also to climate policy and sustainability.
December 19, 2018, Current debate