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A Holistic Justice System for Afghanistan

This Policy Note presents AREU’s findings and recommendations on community-based dispute resolution, outlining how: • CBDR processes are not static and do not rest on an unchanging, imagined version of tradition and custom. They are instead continually revised over time Read More

Community-Based Dispute Resolution Processes in Nangarhar Province

This Nangarhar case study is part of a series from AREU’s in-depth research on community-based dispute resolution (CBDR) in Nangarhar, Bamiyan, Kabul and Balkh provinces. Each case study contains descriptions of the study villages and explores: who has power in Read More

Community-Based Dispute Resolution Processes in Bamiyan Province

This Bamiyan case study is part of a series from AREU’s in-depth research on community-based dispute resolution (CBDR) in Nangarhar, Bamiyan, Kabul and Balkh provinces. Each case study contains descriptions of the study villages and explores: who has power in Read More

Decisions, Desires and Diversity: Marriage Practices in Afghanistan

The institution of marriage is central to Afghan social life and to understanding gender dynamics within Afghan families. This issues paper explores the decision-making processes related to marriage and marriage practices. It draws links between violence in the family and Read More

Love, Fear and Discipline: Everyday Violence Toward Children in Afghan Families

Based on qualitative research in rural and urban areas of four provinces, this paper discusses violence to children within the family unit. The research focused on “normal” forms of violence which are part of people’s everyday lives.