Justice for All: Mahfuza Folad and the resilience of Afghan CSOs

source: jfao.org

 This is a guest post by Akhila Kolisetty, a student at Harvard Law School who writes at Journeys Toward Justice. Akhila has worked and volunteered for BRAC, International Bridges to Justice, the ACLU, the Northwestern Centre on International Human Rights, the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project, and Justice for All. ———- Despite the burst of negative … Continue reading

Kicking Off

Between the 14th and 17th of October, we kicked off our professionalization programme with two workshops on Leadership, Empowerment, and Management. Thirty-six participants representing thirty-five Afghan civil society organizations attended the workshops held in Kabul. The workshop was designed as an interactive and practical seminar for senior managerial staff representing each organization participating in our … Continue reading

Background

Lack of funding, security concerns, government corruption, and limited organizational capacity are factors that hamper the effectiveness of CSOs in Afghanistan. CSOs are becoming increasingly crucial as a counter to corruption, and they have a very important role to play in increasing accountability and providing disenfranchised Afghans with a voice. As the international community approaches … Continue reading