Document - Afghanistan: Amnesty International at Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan
AI Index: ASA 11/013/2012
Thursday 28 June 2012
Amnesty International at Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan
On July 8, the international community meets for the Tokyo International Donors Conference, to consolidate plans for Afghanistan through pledging of funding and support beyond 2014.
Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Afghanistan Researcher, is participating in the conference and will be available for interview in Tokyo from 5 – 9 July.
On July 7, Amnesty International is hosting a press conference with Human Rights Watch at 11:00 -12:00 at Room #16, 9th floor, Research Institute Building 14, Aoyama Campus, Aoyama Gakuin University. Afghan human rights activists will be participating.
An open letter from Amnesty International to the Tokyo Conference highlights human rights as the key to sustainable development, for a secure and peaceful Afghanistan beyond 2014.
Amnesty International is urging conference participants to ensure that while pledging funding to Afghanistan there is adequate support and clear benchmarks for strengthening human rights.
Amnesty International is urging the Afghan government and its international partners to:
provide adequate support for half a million internally displaced people;
improve accountability of Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Forces;
support women’s rights in Afghanistan including political participation and in the peace and reconciliation process
For the text of Amnesty International’s open letter to the Tokyo Conference please click here:
Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Afghanistan Researcher, is an Afghan woman activist and journalist with more than 15 years experience of national and international advocacy on human rights, justice and gender issues in Afghanistan. Horia played a leading role in Afghan human rights agencies, winning awards for her work. In 2007 she brought victims of war crimes to testify before the Afghan president.
Languages: English, Farsi, Pashto, Urdu
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