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Evidence-based, Constructive Advocacy: A Handbook

This manual is developed as a result of APPRO’s collaboration and interaction with numerous government agencies and civil society organizations throughout Afghanistan since 2007. The manual is intended to serve as a resource for policy and advocacy trainers and civil society individuals and organizations that wish to pursue positive societal change through constructive, evidence-based advocacy.

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Afghanistan Rights Monitor – Cycle 3

The objective for the ARM monitoring rounds is to assess changes in fundamental rights conditions across ten target provinces from January 2016 to December 2017. “Fundamental Rights” are conceptualized broadly to include Civic, Social, and Economic rights. A baseline assessment was concluded in December 2015 to establish the basis against which to monitor changes in fundamental rights conditions, followed by the first monitoring cycle between January and April 2016. The reporting period for this second monitoring cycle covers May to August 2016. Data were collected in 29 rural and urban districts in the Central, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western geographical zones of Afghanistan.

Research Fields:   Governance Human Security

Female IDPs and Conflict: Kunduz, September-October 2015

This case study was carried out to take stock of the conditions of female IDPs who have fled Kunduz province during the latest conflict in late September and early October of 2015. The assessment is intended for evidence-based advocacy on meeting the objectives of Afghanistan’s National Action Plan for implementing the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (NAP 1325).

Research Fields:   Human Security

2015 زنان بیجا شده و منازعه: کندز، سپتمبر الی اکتبر

این مطالعۀ موردی به منظور بررسی شرایط زنان بیجاشده ای که با تسخیر کندز در اواخر سپتمبر و اوایل اکتبر 2015 این ولایت را ترک گفته اند، انجام شده است. هدف از انجام این ارزیابی همانا دادخواهی مبتنی بر شواهد در راستای عمل به اهداف پلان عمل 1325 افغانستان می باشد.

Research Fields:   Human Security

بېځایه شوې ښځې او شخړې: کندوز، د ۲۰۱۵ کال له سپټمبر تر اکټوبره

د قضیې دغه مطالعه (Case study) د هغو بې ځایه شویو ښځو د شرایطو څېړلو په موخه شوې چې د ۲۰۱۵ کال د سپټمبر په پای او د اکټوبر په پيل کې د مخالفینو لاس ته د کندوز ښار لوېدو وروسته یې دغه ولایت پرې اېښی. د دې ارزونې له سرته رسولو څخه موخه د افغانستان ۱۳۲۵ ملي عملیاتي پلان د اهدافو عملي کولو په لاره کې د اسنادو او شواهدو پر بنسټ عدالت غوښتنه ده.

Research Fields:   Human Security

Afghanistan Rights Monitor: Monitoring Cycle 2

This is the second monitoring report of Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) following the first monitoring report released in April 2016 and a baseline assessment released in December 2015. The objective for the ARM monitoring rounds is to assess changes in fundamental rights conditions across ten target provinces from January 2016 to December 2017. “Fundamental Rights” are conceptualized broadly to include Civic, Social, and Economic rights. A baseline assessment was concluded in December 2015 to establish the basis against which to monitor changes in fundamental rights conditions, followed by the first monitoring cycle between January and April 2016. The reporting period for this second monitoring cycle covers May to August 2016. Data were collected in 29 rural and urban districts in the Central, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western geographical zones of Afghanistan.

Research Fields:   Governance Human Security

Rights in Afghanistan: “Human” or “Fundamental”?

This paper examines ordinary citizens’ views about the notions of human and fundamental rights as well as the activities and impacts associated with them. The paper identifies ways in which human / fundamental rights may be best addressed in Afghanistan, given the contextual sensitivities and the uneven approach to implement these rights since 2001.

Research Fields:   Human Security

Access to Information – Right or Privilege?

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the extent to which the Access to Information Law (the Law) is being implemented within the agriculture and education sectors. Focusing on Herat, Nangarhar, and Takhar provinces, this research was carried out to establish the extent to which government and civil society relations reflect the provisions of the Law and steps necessary for systematic implementation of the Law.

Research Fields:   Governance
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