Announcement For All Civil Society activists and Representatives, Interested in Participating to Brussels Conference on Afghanistan

(Brussels, Belgium 4-5 October 2016) On October 4th -5th , the European Union and the government of Afghanistan will co-host the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan .This is an open competition for all Afghan Civil Society activists and advocates throughout the country interested in representing Afghan Civil Society in the conference. Since May 2016, the Civil Society Working Committee (SCWC), composed by a group of NGOs, networks and Civil Society umbrella organizations, is working in close collaboration with the British and Irish Group for Afghanistan (BAAG) to: Enable an Afghan delegation of 10 Civil Society representatives to the BCA Develop the Afghan Civil Society’s position paper at the BCA Enhance Afghan civil society’s advocacy efforts and interactions with the Nation Unity Government and the international community after the BCA. How to apply Interested applicants should comply with the set of criteria detailed below and send their application (CV+ cover letter) to the SCWC secretariat by 00:00 hrs, 17 August 2016 Applications should be sent by email to the secretariat to the following email addresses: civilsociety.bca@gmail.com  and civilsociety@yahooweb.com Selection process Ten representatives will be selected. To ensure transparency, the selection jury will be assigned by the Civil Society Working Committee and composed of representatives from the Civil Society. The Jury will be observed by two additional independent bodies: United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). Requirements Through its broad consultation with national NGOs and civil society groups, a set of criteria was developed by SCWC. All civil society applicants are kindly advised to strictly follow the below criteria before sending their applications: Afghan with valid travel document: All CS representatives, who have valid passport (minimum 6 months validity), can apply. Possessing of valid travel documents is the sole responsibility of the applicant.…

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Cancer: the name of the second death in Afghanistan

Khushhal Nabizadah Cancer is not the only issue in the field of health, but the broad social, economic, promotional and human rights as well. Cancer causing a huge challenge to development and human progress around the world, especially in poor and developing countries. Cancer is the cause and consequence of poverty. In other words, cancer and poverty interact with each other so that cancer negatively affects the ability of families and society. Because of incapacity, according to the cancer patients who are not able to work efficiently and incomes are low in comparison with healthy people and on the other hand, they consume many possibilities for treatment. Human understanding of cancers and proportional to the level of individuals and society is different. In progressive societies on one hand curious man with modern knowledge and the search of websites and scientific books from the latest scientific advances has awareness and on the other hand, sectors involved-do continuous useful in identifying cancer. The view of the cancer is deep & based on scientific facts. But in poor communities and deprived people have not reached its fullest use of technology and related sectors, there is not enough capacity, people's views are based on anecdotal and unscientific. In short, people in developed countries, cancer is mostly is known as preventable and treatable disease, while people in poor countries including Afghanistan, named cancer as the second death. In this article we have tried to introduce cancer, prevention and treatment and possible ways to detect it .In addition, we will talk about the situation of cancer and its treatment in Afghanistan. Why Cancer / Crab? Cancer is an Arabic word meaning crab. Its English equivalent is’ Cancer’ That the Latin word Crab And the concept leads to name it crab. Because people think that cancerous disease are like crabs that hold the body of a person, therefore,…

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Woman in her own Solemnity

Tahmina Tomyris Woman the creator of history, isolated in the form of a figure, a color isolated in the light, a figure isolated in space of body. Beyond the naked figure, Woman inciting the people with all its grooves, is standing firm, against the wall of all strict incursions, traditions and symbols. Sometimes like a light, sometimes a material, sometimes like the surface, sometimes the body. Woman is the form of independence within the body, the body that whatever is happening is barred more than before. The organ that passes through skin and flesh, and now like a machine, is turned cold and hard. The woman alive brings the machine into life once more, in the form of a picture hanging on the wall, picture that is spread out on the wall, an image that requires her to fight for the emancipation of the people, sensual powers latent in the head, wants to move up from this state, to be in a position to be variable and different from what is symbolic of modern women.  Symbolic place, an artificial mannequins, disposable, Mannequins with sensual colors, such as those that suit the man, get out of the place where it does not belong. Thus, becomes body that escapes from feminist, gender that is not the first nor the second, which was lost possession and harsh in search of identity, beyond naked or covered body, and is born again to emerge out free from sense of insanity and seduction of body . Is born as a fluid line between the sacred and the evil, in the moment to impact the deterioration of brightness, to escape away from the symbols and tradition and spring out free from any outbreaks and looting of tradition and redeem society. Woman becomes as a shell for herself and her existence…

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