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We Will Make Pakistan their Graveyard: The Systematic Attacks against Shia Hazaras of Quetta, Pakistan (1999—2022)
This research study draws on over 80 interviews as well as archival and secondary research to present a comprehensive account of systematic attacks against Hazaras in Pakistan’s Balochistan province and a comprehensive chronology of attacks against the Hazara community between 1999 and 2022 in Quetta.
The Tragedy Overload: Suppression to exodus of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs (1992-2021)
The history of the exodus of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs is inextricably linked to the 1980s Soviet occupation and the rise of jihad resistance movements against their puppet Communist governments in Afghanistan.
Shrinking Environment for Civil Society Organizations in Afghanistan: A security and Financial Assesment
Since 2001, inflow of foreign aid has increased the number of CSOs in Afghanistan. During two decades the Afghan CSOs have been at the forefront of development and pursuit of basic liberal values.
Exploring Afghanistan's Forgotten & Vulnerable Local Dances
Afghan Civil Society Organizations have been a crucial agent of economic development, political stability, and promoting culture of diversity. Since 2001, inflow of foreign aid has increased the number of CSOs in Afghanistan. During two decades the Afghan CSOs have been at the forefront of development and pursuit of basic liberal values.
Lieshmaniasis Outbreak in Kabul - 2016
Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease that commonly affects humans. The disease is transmitted from animals to humans via sand flies, which generally results in skin sores. Shahrak-e-Itefaq of the 13th municipal district of Kabul city has witnessed an outbreak of the disease from three years ago.
Does Exposure to Corruption Increase Sympathy for Armed Opposition Groups in Afghanistan?
Afghanistan’s National Unity Government (NUG) leaders declared their intention to curb corruption during their presidential campaigns, and since the election, have emphasized that combating with corruption is one of their top priorities.
Ignored Identities: Status of Hindus and Sikhs In Afghanistan's Legal System.
Since the second half of the 20th century, human rights have gained critical significance, at least their ethical aspect, at both the national and international levels. It is arguably the dominant discourse of our time.
Thirty Stories of Agony: Poignang Accounts from a Community Forced to Migrate
PRSO in collaboration with Open Society Foundations brings out & documents personal narratives and life stories of 30 Hindu and Sikh citizens of Afghanistan compiled in a book form in English, Persian/Dari and Pashto languages.
One Year On Plight of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs Continues
Sikh and Hindu communities have lived in Afghanistan for centuries, but presently they constitute only a tiny fraction of the country’s population. As of the time of writing, approximately 300 Sikhs and Hindus remain in Afghanistan, with most concentrated in Kabul and Jalalabad.
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