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Afghan diaspora, activists to gather in London

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KABUL: A group of Afghan diaspora groups, activists and international organizations with the support of Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) is organizing the London Peace Conference on Afghanistan in an attempt to urgently call attention to the humanitarian crisis in the country.

The Peace Conference on Afghanistan will take place on Friday, June 19 in London, hosting panel discussions on important topics such as the challenges faced by Afghan refugees, the state of human rights and women’s rights in Afghanistan, and how things can change for the better under the Taliban regime.

The conference is aimed at discussing the dire humanitarian situation in the war-torn country and seeking solutions to end the 45-year war in Afghanistan. Participants will include diaspora groups, the Afghan community, academics, and other stakeholders.

Meanwhile, representatives from a number of foreign embassies including the British Foreign Office, Embassy of Germany, Embassy of Slovakia, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Indian Embassy have already confirmed their presence at the conference.

“The human rights situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated since the Taliban takeover in August 2021. The de facto group has imposed several restrictions on women and girls, limiting their access to education, employment and public interactions,” said Dr. Nooralhaq Nasimi, the founder and Director of ACAA.

Dr. Nasimi further added that immediate actions need to be taken to change the political climate of Afghanistan and address the dire humanitarian crisis the country is faced with.  

The ACAA is an award-winning British charity founded in 2000 by Dr. Nooralhaq Nasimi, to support the integration of refugees from Afghanistan and promote British values among many refugee groups in the UK.

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