Peace Delegation to Kabul
Voices for Creative Non-Violence UK visit Afghanistan 2014
For the 4th year we will be visiting Kabul to be in solidarity with young Afghan peace activists who struggle for genuine democracy and self- determination in a country far from the peace promised 13 years ago. The Afghan Peace Volunteers are grassroots activists who work with street kids, facilitate work for poor local women via a duvet project, while resisting sectarianism and campaigning for peace and justice.
As Britain officially leaves, what is left behind? Who has power in a country where most people cannot even move from one province to another, drones dominate and poverty, illiteracy and violence are rife. We will be on the ground speaking to ordinary Afghans and finding out their thoughts on the Taliban, the Afghan Government, reconstruction and women's liberation - we will be recording and returning with these voices which are rarely heard but are so important.
While spending Christmas in Kabul Mary Dobbing, Henrietta Cullinan and Maya Evans intend to hold a seminar about drones, moreover Britain's use of drones in Afghanistan. Joining the seminar by video link will be drone experts, an international lawyer and leading researchers who will speak to young Afghan peacemakers, NGOs and civil society groups.
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