Category Archives: Situation in Afghanistan

Useful links!

Per our meeting yesterday, I’m beginning here a list of helpful research links. We’ll continue to add to this list throughout the year; send suggestions! http://youthforhumanrights.org/ Useful for relating human rights to the MDGs. Here you’ll find videos for all … Continue reading

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NY Times: Afghan Proposal Would Clamp Down on Women’s Shelters

Hello all! I just finished reading this New York Times article that bridges Women’s Rights and the Situation in Afghanistan: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/world/asia/11shelter.html?_r=1&hp. Hope everyone’s doing well and good luck on the upcoming mini-conferences! Best, Alicia Dallman (Sagrados Corazones)

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UN Documents

The UN website, in its maze of you-are-not-authorized-to-read-helpful-documents links, has a great collection of press releases that sum up the speeches and positions given in the Security Council. First you click on the year, and then find the topic/meeting you … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Opium and Children

Perhaps in direct opposition to what was said at the presentation a few weeks back, here is an article about the prevalence of opium in Afghanistan. It talks about its common usage by the Afghani people. It uses sweeping generalizations … Continue reading

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ISAF Troop Numbers by Country

Here’s a link to the International Security Assistance Force website, which lists troop deployment by country. This should be helpful if you’ve had trouble finding accurate numbers, as these were updated as of December 2010. Of course, it’s no help … Continue reading

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A Year in Iraq and Afghanistan

This NY Times article has a brief overview of 2010 in Afghanistan. Beyond that, there are two possibly helpful illustrations that capture soldier casualties throughout the year. On the left, the photo titled “A Year in Iraq and Afghanistan” distinguishes … Continue reading

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Pere Vilanova on Afghanistan

Hi everyone 🙂 Yesterday we had the chance of listening to Pere Vilanova, former Director of Strategic Affairs and Security of the Defense Department. It was a great opportunity to learn about Afghanistan from an expert with great political experience … Continue reading

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The Hidden World of Girls

Hello! Here is a potentially challenging but really good listening activity about girls’ rights to education in Afghanistan. I think the tape script is on the website too. The Hidden World of Girls Gotta love NPR. Hope all is well! … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Conflict Monitor

The Afghanistan Conflict Monitor is packed with historical information as well as recent news articles and analyses. http://www.afghanconflictmonitor.org/ — Alicia Dallman (Sagrados Corazones)

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Women´s Rights: Afghanistan

While the following website encompasses some links and information that have already been provided, it also offers links to some in-depth reports and analyses (mostly within the past decade) about the situation in Afghanistan, particularly in relation to women’s rights. http://www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/diana/afghanwomen.htm — … Continue reading

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