Help us to protect human rights defenders at risk in Afghanistan
Human rights defenders in Afghanistan not only work in extremely dangerous conditions due to the ongoing conflict, but they also face immense risks for speaking out against impunity for war crimes and human rights abuses and for defending or promoting women’s human rights. Due to the increasing risks to their families or themselves as result of their human rights work, human rights activists in Afghanistan are likely to wind down their valuable activities. Without the human rights defenders, victims of human rights abuses will be left with no voice or support, and impunity, which also undermines the peace efforts in Afghanistan, will continue. Support human rights in Afghanistan by supporting their defenders!
Your contribution can make a real difference in protecting the lives and ensuring wellbeing of human rights activists in Afghanistan, so they continue their crucial work. Please ACT NOW and DONATE.
- $30 can buy a mobile phone for a human rights defender, so they can call for help if they are at risk.
- $50-$100 can provide a trauma counselling for a human rights defender distressed as result of intimidation/abuses in relation to their human rights work.
- $60 can pay for one night in a safe location for an HRD at risk.
- $250 can help an HRD to at risk to flee to safety.
- $300 can provide an unarmed guard to protect the office/home of a human rights defender at risk, for one month.
- For $500 we can travel to the provinces and support a human rights defender or Afghan NGO by assessing the security of their office/home and implementing a security plan for mitigating imminent risks.
- $7,000 can support a 24-hour Hotline for a month in Kabul to respond to emergency calls from human rights defenders at risk in Afghanistan (including communication, office and security costs, and costs of salaries for Emergency Response Officers).
- $1,900 can support a human rights defender from the remote provinces of Afghanistan to attend a week-training on security in Kabul.
- $2,000 can support a human rights defender and their family (if also affected) to get to safety and stay in a safe house in Afghanistan for one month.
- $5,000-$10,000 can provide a security system (CCTV camera, security alarm, fence, communication system etc.) for the offices/homes to protect vulnerable HRDs and grassroots Afghan NGOs.
You can make a donation using the following methods:
- Donate via bank:
Azizi Bank, Zanbaq Square, Kabul City, Afghanistan
Account number: 000101204881854
Thank you for your contribution!
See the impact your contributions will have on human rights generally in Afghanistan by supporting HRDs:
With your contributions you protect not only the individual HRDs but also you help to protect thousands of people that HRDs support in their communities, and contribute to improving the general human rights environment for people in Afghanistan.
You ensure HRDs continue to provide education, health, save women and girls from being killed or from suffering domestic violence, ensure justice for women and victims of war crimes and other grave human rights abuses, and advocate for human rights policy and legal changes.
**Although the above mapping shows HRDs in a professional capacity, many HRDs in Afghanistan do this work informally, often secretly to avoid the risks. The changes that each HRD has brought to society are huge – as demonstrated above. Although lawyers, doctors, teachers etc may reach hundreds due to their capacity to personally deliver these services, a woman advocate can reach thousands, because an advocate for changing national laws and policies could potentially impact everyone in society. However, this should not undermine the importance of work of HRDs providing local services, as they are life-saving and equally important for the implementation of laws and policies on local level.