Position Papers/ Press Releases

National Campaign on Reduction of Illiteracy in Afghanistan

Although there are no accurate statistics on hand, yet Afghanistan has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world with around 66%. According to United Nations, this rate is higher in remote and rural areas as the illiteracy rate among men is 90% and 63% among women in rural areas. Insecurities, cultural barriers, few social norms, and poverty have affected literacy rate of Afghanistan to a significant extent where illiteracy has become one of the country’s major problems at national level.

Healing Afghanistan: Afghan Peace Educator Is Awarded the 2015 El-Hibri Peace Education Prize

Washington, DC – September 30, 2015 – The El-Hibri Foundation is delighted to announce that Raz Mohammed Dalili has been awarded the 2015 El-Hibri Peace Education Prize. Mr. Dalili will accept an award of $30,000 for his organization at a private ceremony in late October. Three graduate students will also receive $5,000 scholarships at the ceremony to further their peace education studies.

Financing for Development Conference

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) in Addis on 13th-16th July is a crucial step in the journey to strong, implementable development and climate agreements. It is a chance to get the financial system and the money in place to make change happen. It is an opportunity to ensure that world leaders know the world is watching and demanding they take action.

Happy International Women’s Day (Women Complements Humanity)

8th March is named as International Women’s Day by United Nations. It is celebrated by governments, Non-Government Organizations, citizens, Civil Society Organizations, Human Rights and Women Rights activists across the globe every year. 8th March was celebrated as International Women’s Day for the first time in 1911.

Statement by AGCSC Condemning Recent Terrorist Attacks around the World

International and National media have reported 144 terrorist incidents that have taken place around the world from July 1st to 23rd 2016. Reports show that Iraq is on the top of terrorist incidents list for suffering most of the attacks during the current month while Afghanistan and even countries like France, Germany, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and USA with many other countries have witnessed at least one terrorist attack in July 2016. This once again approves that terrorist groups and their members do not belong to any specific race and religion nor they target any particular group of people.

United Nations General Assembly Mobilization - Afghanistan

Today, in more than 150 cities around the world, including Kabul, Herat and Mazar-e- Sharif tens-of-thousands of campaigners backed by leaders such as Desmond Tutu and Malala Yousafzai will call on governments to commit to the new Sustainable Development Goals and tackle the most urgent issues of our time – poverty, inequality and climate change.

Sanayee Development Organization won Bibigul literacy prize 2016

We are honored to announce that Sanayee Development Organization (SDO) has won Bibigul Literacy Prize 2016. The Award was granted to SDO on Sunday 20 November 2016 by H.E. Rula Ghani; the First Lady of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in an official ceremony in the presence of Dr. Assadullah Hanif Balkhi; Minister of Education, Dr. Sardar Mohammad Rahimi; Deputy Minister of Education for Literacy, Ms. Patricia McPhillips; Director and Representative of UNESCO in Afghanistan, Civil Society Organizations and non-governmental organizations’ (NGOs) representatives and many government officials at the Government Media and Information Center.