Consultation with the civil society organizations on the situation of minorities in Afghanistan
At the beginning of the new chapter
of its activities, Civil Society and Human Rights Network (CSHRN) has begun to
address the legal status of minorities as one of its priorities.
On this occasion, on October 27,
2019, CSHRN held a consultation meeting with a number of civil society
activists, elites and university professors.
The participants discussed their
views, criticisms and suggestions on the situation of minorities and
ethnicities in Afghanistan. In this program, they shared views regarding the
discrimination in the laws (written and unwritten) culture, society, politics
and economy of Afghanistan.
It was emphasized in the program that
eliminating ethnic, linguistic, and religious discrimination is the government’s
basic responsibility in eradicating any kind of supremacy through enacting laws
and other mechanisms. According to these activists, discrimination is structured
to the extent that divides the citizens into first, second and third degrees.
When a province is put in the third degree, then that province is two level lower
than the first degree provinces in terms of development, and welfare.
Development of health, education, economy and culture of that province is the
third priority. This in turn has caused population congestion in the first degree
provinces and has transformed the productive force into a consumer force in the
Through its constructive advocacy and engagement with the government, CSHRN is determined to co-ordinate minority rights programs.