Afghanistan’s strategic geographic location and ethnic diversity has resulted in decades of wars, deriving from both external and internal causes, including the US-led invasion and subsequent insurgency.

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Conflict Background


GCCT members from Afghanistan

1) Afghan Women Services and Educational Organization (AWSE)

AWSE strives towards a progressive, lawful and peaceful Afghanistan, with high literacy rates and good governance that is free of discrimination. Read more…


2) Bureau for Reconstruction and Development (BRD)

BRD’s vision for Afghanistan is a place where the population lives in an improved environment with integrity and prosperity. It is also a place where human rights and women rights are recognized and respected. The citizen is encouraged to play an active role in determining the future of their communities. Read more…


3) Cooperation for Peace and Unity

CPAU has worked in different communities through Afghanistan, to enhance their capabilities in order to settle their violence within the law. The revengeful nature of rural communities in Afghanistan is extremely persistent, in which CPAU solely tries to educate these communities and raise awareness. Read more…


4) Educational and Training Center for Poor Women and Girls of Afghanistan

ECW’s establishment was aimed at providing resources to Afghan women and girls to assist their empowerment in terms of economy, independence and social activity. Read more…


5) Peace and Human Rights Organization

PHRO is actively contributing to conflict transformation through attempts to promote respect for human rights of all citizens of Afghanistan, whilst upholding the rule of law across the country. PHRO participates in joint activities with civil society organizations and conducts research projects on various issues related to human rights and peacebuilding to inform practice and policy regarding peace processes. Read more…


6) Sanayee Development Organization

SDO’s mission is to contribute to the emergence of a peaceful, developed and self-sustaining Afghan society through professional engagement in the sectors of peacebuilding, community health, education and community development. Read more…


View from the Darul Aman Palace, sixteen kilometers outside the center of Kabul, Afghanistan (photo made available by Pitcdbf under GNU Free Documentation License)