Human trafficking in Afghanistan

According to the 2015 annual Department of state report the most target group of human trafficking in Afghanistan are children who end up in carpet making and brick factories, domestic servitude, commercial sexual exploitation, begging, transnational drug smuggling, and assistant truck driving within Afghanistan. “The bottom line is that this is no time for complacency.…

Violence against journalists in Afghanistan is increasing

Yesterday tens of Journalists, journalism associations and social activist gathered in parke-zarnegar to ask justice for Amin Babak a Kabul TV reporter who was punched in face on last Wednesday night by a bodyguard detailed to Nazir Ahmad Ahmadzai, the second deputy speaker of the Lower House. Abdul Mujib Khalwatgar, the executive director of Nai Supporting…

Taliban did War Cirmes in Jalrez,west of Kabul

“Afghan security forces battling the Taliban in Jalrez about 30 miles west of Kabul have sustained heavy casualties” officials said Saturday, a senior members of the government criticized the response to the assault as slow and ineffective. Details of the fighting in Wardak Province, which began Thursday, were murky, but statements by various officials said that…

Dispatches: Yet Again, Afghanistan Relies on Abusive Strongmen

This research is done by Patricia Gossman (@pagossman on Twitter) It’s déjà vu all over again in the Afghan government’s fight against the Taliban in Kunduz province as the government seeks to prop up overstretched Afghan National Security Forces with – you guessed it – abusive strongmen and their unofficial militias. It’s not like this hasn’t been…