Afghanistan Now

Afghanistan Now is the first session in a series of conversations on human rights, religious freedom, minority issues and refugee rights hosted by the Edmund Rice Centre. The session will reflect on the overall situation of Afghanistan in 2018 by focusing on the deterioration of security, growing human rights violations, ethnic and religious minority abuses, increasing political and economic instability and worsening of refugee crises.

The expected outcome of the session is to raise awareness about human rights, minority issues, refugee protection and sectarian violence in Afghanistan, and to propose practical solutions to the Australian Government and non-governmental stakeholders to take into consideration these issues in dealing with the Afghan Government and non-governmental actors. The session will be of interest to those academics, humanitarian agencies, civil society activists, human rights advocates, refugee supporters, students and general public who are following social, political and security developments in Afghanistan.

In the beginning of the session, each panellist/guest speaker will speak for 10 minutes about human rights, religious freedom, minority issues and political scene in Afghanistan followed by 60 minutes interactive discussions and Q&A.

Panellists and Guest Speakers:

Phil Glendenning  President of Refugee Council of Australia and Director of Edmund Rice Centre
Farhad Arian  Program Coordinator – Research and Policy, Edmund Rice Centre
Martin Reusch  International Human Rights Activist
Hedayat Osyan Human Rights Activist and Director of Social Enterprise Nick Tiling Services

Click here to download the event flyer in pdf.

Please note that light refreshment will be provided for participants.    

February 26, 2019 at 5:00pm - 7pm
Edmund Rice Centre
15 Henley Rd
Homebush West, NSW 2140
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Farhad Arian · · 02 8762 4200

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