Human Rights Research and Advocacy Consortium (HRRAC) is a national non-governmental organization that is working in the field of human rights including child rights and women rights, peace building as well as environment, climate change and equitable development. HRRAC's member organizations are bringing a wealth of experience to the organization and helping with all advocacy initiatives that are conducted by the organization at the different levels. HRRAC was formed in early 2003 to engage in proactive research and advocacy on human rights in Afghanistan. At the beginning it was jointly funded by USIP (United States Institute for Peace) and Consortium members. Later it was funded by Oxfam NOVIB with contributions by Consortium members. HRRAC at the beginning was a project of Care International. In March 2007 the project went through some organizational changes and became an independent organization registered with the Ministry of Economy of Afghanistan. HRRAC carries out research and proactive advocacy activities on human rights in Afghanistan. The consortium focuses on the rights of all Afghans to peace and physical security, their rights to participate politically, their rights to share in economic resources and development. This themes have reflected by HRRAC’s work on a number of studies conducted/ published on child education, civic education, disarmament, governance, women rights and security issues proposes to develop community based research, advocacy and promotion of the basic rights of Afghans.. HRRAC is the first Afghan-led research organization, and remains the only woman-run organization of its kind in Afghanistan. Its widely-cited reports have informed advocacy and policy-making at domestic and international levels on issues such as disarmament, education, and free elections. HRRAC carries out field research in provinces in Afghanistan’s northern, western, central, eastern, and, when security permits, southern, regions. It focuses on national and so is its reach. HRRAC believes that reaching communities outside major population centers and raising the voices of Afghanistan’s majority rural population is critical to good research and human rights work. HRRAC is a unique platform that brings together national and international organizations committed to advocating with and on behalf of Afghans for the protection and respect of human rights in Afghanistan.
While listening to local or international media, or to be around, one can realize the grave challenges Afghans face due to protracted conflict, violence in all harshest forms, and weak and corrupt governance. A complex interaction and a vicious cycle between violent actors and power brokers at every level is developed which has put the basic human rights of Afghans in jeopardy.
HRRAC mission is “to advance the fundamental rights and freedoms of all people of Afghanistan, particularly among the most vulnerable sections of the society who face human rights violations and injustice, by advocating just policies and practices, conducting applied research and empowering people by sharing information and knowledge”. HRRAC’s vision is “a just, equitable and peaceful Afghanistan that respects and protects fundamental rights of all people and ensures democratic freedom”.
Project Dated: 02-February-2009
This report is intended to reflect the views ofAfghans. HRRAC deliberately restricts itsanalysis to focus on Afghan opinion in an effortto redirect attention…Taking you forward 02-February-2009
Project Dated: 01-January-2014
IIn 2010 the Pentagon estimated that Afghanistan's untapped mineral wealth could top $1 trillion dollars. It is a finding that can reshape the country's…Taking you forward 01-January-2014
Project Dated: 01-February-2007
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Project Dated: 01-March-2004
In Millennium Development Goals' set the target to be achieved in education internationally by 2015. There is much to be proud of in terms of progress…Taking you forward 01-March-2004
Project Dated: 17-April-2010
Although Women constitute more than 50% of Afghanistan 's population, they have had no role in country's key decision-making processes. After the collapse…Taking you forward 17-April-2010
The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan Board bears overall responsibility for all operations in Sweden and in Afghanistan. The Board is appointed at the SCA annual general meeting.The SCA Secretary-General, Anna-Karin Johansson, leads operations and reports to the Board.In Sweden there is an office of around twenty employees, working with fundraising, communications, aid coordination and administration.The majority of operations are carried out in Afghanistan, where the organization has more than 5 000 employees. Afghan headquarters are in Kabul. Operations are then divided among five regional offices who lead local activities. read more »
Oxfam International is a confederationof 14 organizations that is committedto invest its moral, personnel and financialresources to the shared promotionof a worldwide initiative for economicand social justice. read more »
ACTED is an apolitical, and non-confessional international relief agency created in Afghanistan. The first projects were initiated in Kabul in 1993 to bring relief to populations affected by more than 15 years of conflict. read more »