Civil Society & Human Rights Network - CSHRN
Advocacy Committee for the Inclusion of Non-dominant Minorities in the Peace Process (ACINMPP)
On June 4th, 2020 Human Rights and Eradication of Violence Organization (HREVO) with joint coordination with Civil Society and Human Rights Network (CSHRN) arranged a meeting with heads/representatives of non-dominant minorities’ respective councils to discuss the absence and lack of representation of the non-dominant minorities in the Afghan Peace Process led by the High Council for National Reconciliation.
The heads of the respective councils have demanded that foundational changes are required if we are to achieve a long-lasting peace. The representatives are greatly concerned that neither the government nor the Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Mr. Zalmai Khalilzad have contacted or consulted them regarding the peace process. Furthermore, the representatives have demanded that each non-dominant minority must have a representative at the negotiation table, and is not doing so the legitimacy of the peace process will be questioned.
Therefore, the members have unanimously decided to the formation of a central joint advocacy committee where HREVO and CSHRN will serve the role secretariat and heads of the councils as members. The committee has pledged to uphold the constitutional rights of these minorities by giving them a voice and thereby campaigning and protesting for a seat(s) at the negotiating table.
The committee also plans to have the monthly sessions and continuously fight for the rights of the non-dominant minorities.