Armanshahr: 5th Yearly Edition of Human Rights Week in Kabul-Afghanistan

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Armanshahr Foundation/OPEN ASIA (FIDH member) is organising the following four programmes during the its 5th edition of Human Rights Week 2017, in collaboration with the Transitional Justice Coordination Group, the International Federation For Human Rights (FIDH), Heinrich Böll Foundation In Afghanistan (HBS), OXFAM Novib, Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU), Marefat Civil Capacity Building Organisation, Civil Society and Human Rights Network, Khadija Kubra Women’s Association for Culture, Towhid Private School, and Afghanistan PEN Centre:

Literature’s role and responsibility in promoting human rights culture

Speakers: Dr Yaman Hekmat (university professor), Mr Omran Rateb (writer and critic), Mr Mujib Mehrdad (poet and writer), Moderator: Mr Yassin Negah (poet and writer). Time: 14:00 h, Thursday, 7 December 2017

Simorgh International Peace Prize in “Ideal City of Children”

Programme: Speech of Mr Geert Gompelman, Director of OXFAM Novib in Afghanistan; introducing the book of drawings and poetry entitled “My Ideal City”, a selection of the works submitted to the 5th edition of Simorgh International Peace Prize; performance by Marefat Choir Group; “The Little Prince” animation play based on de Saint-Exupéry’s lasting story. Time: 14:00 h, Sunday, 10 December 2017

“Afghanistan; Unveiling a Never-Ending Tale”, an innovative documentary

Programme: Premiere of “Afghanistan; Unveiling a Never-Ending Tale”, a documentary directed by Ms Diana Saqeb, produced by Armanshahr; speeches by personages appearing in the documentary; open discussion about the film. Time: 14 h, Monday, 11 December 2017

Question and Answer: Afghanistan and International Criminal Court

Speakers: Mr Mohammad Moheq (Cultural adviser to the president); Mr Aziz Danesh (university professor); Mr Ehsan Qane (human rights activist and member of the Transitional Justice Coordination Group); Mr Hossein Moin (coordinator of the Research Section and ombudsman of the Afghanistan independent Human Rights Commission), Moderator: Mr Hadi Marefat (human rights activist and member of the Transitional Justice Coordination Group), Time: 14:00 h, Tuesday, 12 December 2017

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