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To acknowledge and honour the outstanding contribution, achievements, and dedication of some Australian & Afghan individuals in support of Afghan women & girls in different sectors, a recognition & award ceremony was also part of this year’s #IWD2022 celebration.
The Embassy of the Islamic
Republic of Afghanistan in Canberra is honoured to select and present the recognition and awards on behalf of the people of Afghanistan 🇦🇫.
Ms Yalda Hakim - in recognition of her courageous service to the people of Afghanistan by amplifying the voice of the supressed and using journalism to shine a spotlight on #Afghanistan. @BBCYaldaHakim
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1. TONIGHT on the @PBS @NewsHour: Imagine working 48 years to build a career as a top doctor only to be forced to give it all up in hopes to move to another country (where you are unqualified to practice) just so your daughters can get educated? #Afghanistan #Afghanwomen #pbsnews Image
2. That's the choice many professionals in #Afghanistan have to make right now. In 2019 we at @NewsHour profiled the incredible Dr Shefajo, a top gynecologist. "My daughters want to be doctors," she told me then. Now, her eldest is not even allowed in school as per #Taliban rules Image
3. Forced to choose between staying in #Afghanistan where her patients and the hospital she built from scratch are, and getting her older daughter into a classroom where she belongs, the Dr risks leaving everything behind to become unemployable abroad. Image
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Hi, alot of times we receive messages on what are LEARNs projects post August or what are some of the programs that we raise funds for. Here is a brief picture thread on what our current projects are.
Learn currently has two schools that are operating, Soraya school and Yalda school. Each has 60 students enrolled with hopes of future expansion.
As Afghanistan faces a Humanatarian crisis, jobs lost..... LEARNs ongoing efforts are to provide food packages to families in dire need.
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This 👇🏽👇🏿👇🏻 This is why #BLM exists & why “implicit bias” is not only real but it kills

Why, when you see it, say something, do something
The system changes not by sharing tweets & hashtags but actions & consequences & removal of toxicity from the system

Follow #BlackTwitter
Above #MedEd #TikTok improvement: #citeblackwomen who lead this work (not only utilized the savior mindset of Black & brown as victims) #Blackexcellence @citeblackwomen center Black women
Send #SoMe traffic to Black creators & activists. #healthcare…
Take #sharethemic initiative. It allowed #Blackexcellence to speak thru #influencer accounts to large followings for a day. I looked at before/after numbers, it did NOT drive any additional traffic to the actual accounts of those voices. Resurfacing this:
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1. Tomorrow on radio I will share the letters exchanged between me and the prime minister of Pakistan. In the hour of desperate need I reached out in the hopes that some sort of leadership could be found to help us do the impossible. @ImranKhanPTI Con’t
2. We reached out and asked numerous leaders in political and civil society around the world for help. The silence was shocking as was the outpouring help on a humanitarian basis. Some calls and requests received a simple yes or no, some went unanswered but …. CON’T
3. we received an immediate response to our requests from Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan who then acted on his willingness to assist.Collectively, we transcended religious differences, political divides, national boundaries and local dynamics - it was about a humanitarian
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Update #Afghanistan .
Im Überblick:
- erneut schwere Vorwürfe gegen US-Truppen,
- hartnäckige Gerüchte, dass China die Airbase Bagram übernimmt,
- die #Taliban treiben ihre "Reformen" voran,
- erster kommerzieller Passagierflug im #KabulAiport gelandet.
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Am #KabulAiport kehrt sowas wie Normalität ein. Erstmals seit der Machtübernahme durch die #Taliban ist dort eine Passagiermaschine einer internationalen Airline gelandet.
Ein Flugzeug der Pakistan International Airlines landete in #Kabul mit 10 Passagieren an Bord.
Zuvor war #Pakistan sehr aktiv darin, mit den #Taliban Kontakte zu knüpfen. Das Land war auch eines der ersten, das nach der Machtübernahme humanitäre Hilfe nach #Afghanistan geschickt hatte.
Mittlerweile landete die dritte pakist.Maschine in #Khost
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When I started this account 5 yrs ago, I chose a cover photo of a Yazidi woman freed from ISIS, removing the black body bag she was encased in to reveal her colorful dress below. It’s so poignant.

Today #AfghanWomen all over Twitter are doing the same 🇦🇫

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At least the West must acknowledge and accept that after a botched up, ill-planned exit from Afghanistan, the looming humanitarian crisis is their responsibility. Before they lecture the world on universal human rights, they must practice what they preach!
2. Easy to blame Pakistan for its (continued) support to Taliban, even easier to blame Afghanistan's neighbours not accepting refugees.

What is hard to admit: Yes we fuc*ed up big time, killed hundreds of thousands and wasted billions of taxpayers' money.
"We had no plan!"
3. The White Saviours' project of liberating #AfghanWomen was convenient, marketable in 2001 but certainly matters little in 2021. Shows how skin-deep and opportunistic it was then and now!
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1/9: #Afghanistan is a stark reminder that in foreign policy you need both to be clear about your goals and to execute them well. Over years the #US and its allies fell short on both counts.
2/9: The intervention was legitimate & justified (unlike Iraq). An act of self-defence to halt a clear international terror threat. The first purpose was not to end #Taliban rule, but to deal with a consequence of it. Of course the two rapidly merged.
3/9: Inevitably once we were there new goals were added. Suppressing poppy growing for opium, protecting & supporting #Afghanwomen, nation building, training armed forces. All laudable goals, but where to draw the line & how to define success?
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Self-Righteous SADISTIC ORIENTALIST IMPERIALISTS propagandists have been plastering all manner of fake outrage & concerns for the people of Afghanistan. One can't help but wonder where was such outrage & concern for the last 20 years. Image
Never thought the Daily Hate filth would be shocked to see Muslims being killed or are they just shocked the video got out into the public?

Shocking video shows U.S. troops cheering as airstrike blows up Afghan civilians…
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To all you lefties.. we know that Trump wanted our troops out too! It’s not about removing our troops, IT’S THE WAY IT WAS CARRIED OUT! Trump actually had a plan which is more than can be said for Biden. #Afghanishtan #BidenMustResign #BidenDisaster #AfghanWomen
Of course Trump wanted them out, everyone did, republicans and democrats, BUT common sense tells you that you should remove the people FIRST, then the military equipment and lastly the troops.
Who in their right mind would have the troops all pull out and leave the people and millions of dollars worth of military equipment behind for the taliban to get their hands on?! No one would!
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Outlets from @BBCNews to @SkyNews on #Taliban in #Afghanistan describe how #ShariaLaw curtails #WomensRights

This is *false*.

We present the #Caliph of the #Ahmadiyya #Muslim Community from #JalsaUK 2021 on how the #Shariah of #Islam PROTECTS women's rights

The Caliph's extraordinary speech from #JalsaUK covering the various aspects of the #Shariah on women's rights can be found in full here:…

Below we will review key aspects he highlighted... /1
From the outset, the #Caliph explained that the current notion of "freedom" increasingly pushed in the West is no more than slavery to one's base desires /2

#WomenOfAfghanistan #afghanistandebate
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Update #Afghanistan .
Im Überblick:
- weiterhin chaotische Szenen im #kabulairport , Menschen erstürmen die Mauern.
- #Biden gibt eine desaströse Pressekonferenz.
- USA evakuieren Hunde aus #Kabul .
- in der Provinz #Panjshir formiert sich Widerstand.
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Auf dem #kabulairport herrschen weiterhin chaotische Zustände.
Menschen stürmen den Flughafen und versuchen auf jede beliebige Weise noch einen Platz in einem der Evakuierungsflugzeuge zu bekommen.
Sicherheitskräfte müssen immer wieder Schüsse abgeben.
Zum Teil wird scharf in die Menschenmenge geschossen.
Meistens sind es US-Soldaten, die hier Waffen anwenden, um die Menschenmassen aufzuhalten oder Startfelder zu räumen, damit Flugzeuge starten können.
Die Rede ist von rund 10 Toten.
#Kabul_Airport #Kabul
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तालिबान महिलाओं के सारे अधिकार जिस तरह ख़त्म करता है, उसी ढर्रे पर देवबंदी फ़रमान चलाते हैं। आज अफगान नागरिकों और वहाँ की महिलाओं के साथ जो सुलूक हो रहा है, उसपर सभी इस्लामिक संगठन चुप हैं क्योंकि इनको तो पूरी दुनिया में ऐसा ही ‘साम्राज्य’ चाहिए।
भारत का संविधान और यहाँ का क़ानून इनको भेदभावपूर्ण लगता है लेकिन शरिया पसंद तालिबान इनका चहेता है। दरअसल, भारत के रिश्ते जिससे बेहतर होंगे, ये लोग उनके ख़िलाफ खड़े होंगे। इसलिए ही ये लोग तालिबान का गुणगान कर रहे हैं और उनको अमनपसंद बता रहे हैं।
फिलिस्तीन पर इजराइल के हमले के दौरान ये गैंग सड़कों पर उतर आया था लेकिन तालिबान के अफ़ग़ानिस्तान पर क़ब्ज़े के बाद ये गैंग सड़कों पर तो दूर सोशल मीडिया के ज़रिए भी लानत भेजने से कतरा रहा है।

#AfghanWomen #Afghanistan #Afganistan #AfganistanWomen #Taliban
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“Por eso, antes de que se apaguen nuestras voces y desaparezcan nuestros rostros, queremos enviaros estos mensajes, ocultando nuestros verdaderos nombres, para intentar no desaparecer definitivamente en el olvido”
#MujeresAfganas #Afghanistan Image
“…Prefiero que mis hijas mueran de una manera digna antes de que caigan en sus manos”

Desde Biam
#AfganistanWomen #Afganisthan
“Me siento segura en Europa, pero estoy conmocionada por las noticias que me van llegando. No puedo dormir ni concentrarme en nada. No sé si estoy viva o muerta. Me avergüenzo de mí misma y me siento totalmente inútil”

28 años, periodista en Herat
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1. The Carrot and the Stick in the Afghan Game

We might be tempted to feel sympathy for the Afghans who are fleeing the Taliban, but we should not be. For it is all an elaborate game even if not all the participants are quite aware of it.
2. Most Izl@mic countries alternate between an absolute Iz!@mic theocracy like the Taliban rule and a quasi-Iz!@mic rule like the rule by the 'secular government' of Afghanistan which was just ousted.

3. The Iz!@mic theocracy does what it does: implement Shariat ruthlessly. At first it just generates overseas sympathy and the useful idiots in the welfare states and millennial ruled countries start feeling for the ‘victims of repressive regimes’ in countries like Afghanistan.
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I am sorry I do not know who to credit - but this photographer has broken my heart with the absolute poignancy of this image. #AfghanWomen 💔 Image
I think this may be your extraordinary image from 2015, @jess_fulford? Thank you for capturing such beautiful, hopeful, moving portraits…
@silv24 please take a moment to look at these photos if you haven’t seen them already xx
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It is of course sad that #KabulHasFallen but here are some important aspects to consider.
The population of #Afghanistan is very very young. The median age in the country is 18.4 years. Approx 42% of the country is younger than 14! Meaning, they were born after 2001.
Close to 27% of the population of #Afghanistan lived in cities. They were exposed to media of various kinds (radio was the predominant medium in rural Afghanistan).
Those who were young and urban dwellers were mostly educated until secondary schools or were even enrolled in universities.
Of the 38 million Afghans, 10 million were students!
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No security, no protocol has been reported from #Kabul Airport as thousands of #Afghans try to flee the country. More than a thousand passengers tried to board a plane destined to #Istanbul with the capacity of 300 passengers ONLY. #Afghanistan
#VIDEO After hours of mayhem at Kabul Airport, US special forces arrived at the scene in an attempt to restore order. Prez Biden has recently announced that an additional 1000 troops will be deployed to Kabul. #Afghanistan #Kabul #Taliban
One of the last evac choppers takes off from the #US embassy in Kabul, leaving behind a $796M embassy. The #US has recently asked Taliban to spare its embassy if they capture the capital, #Kabul, prior to full evacuation of the embassy and all of its mission staff. #Afghanistan
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PHOTO 1: US diplomat evacuate US from embassy via helicopter as the #Taliban enter #Kabul from all sides. #Afghanistan (2021)

PHOTO 2: US diplomat evacuate US from embassy via helicopter as the PAVN & Viet Cong capture of Saigon, Vietnam (1975)
"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." (George Bernard Shaw)

The Mechanics of History by Yoann Bourgeois. (video via @fguzfguz)
#Afghanistan #Kabul #Taliban #AfghanistanBurning #KabulHasFallen #Afghan_lives_matter
In 2005, I wrote a piece in a now defunct publication, arguing that those who believed that the invasion & occupation of #Iraq & #Afghanistan had been ‘an disaster’ were misunderstanding the thinking of those who took us to war

For them it was a success.…
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For the last few days, I’ve witnessed a social media war among #Afghan women. This appears to have started with my English interview on @WIONews but it seems few of the people who commented actually listened to my remarks. #Afghanistan
I was highlighting earlier statement of Gen. Ahmadzai, who claimed improper & corrupt practices at @ARG_AFG. His claims are vague, but worth investigating. Disappointed other female leaders in #Afghanistan reacted quickly w/blanket assurances that nothing of this sort happens.
I respect all women in the government and have been a supportive colleague to most of them. I’m saddened to see @AWNKabul behaving as though I was demeaning women in public service—obviously not my intention. Listening to my interview should have made that clear. #herAfghanistan
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