Ancient Canal in Bamiyan set for Assistance

We recently visited Sayed Abad village in Bamyan Province as part of AREU’s research into water management in northern Afghanistan. According to the locals, the canal in Sayed Abad has been in use for at least 1,000 years. In fact, Read More

Open Letter from the AREU Board of Directors

The AREU Board has released an open letter regarding the organisation and some difficulties it has recently encountered. It reassures AREU supporters that the immediate financial crisis is under control and outlines measures being taken to reform and reposition the Read More

Questioning Assumptions on Justice Policy

The fate of Afghan women is on the minds of national and international stakeholders as the international community edges closer to transitioning out of the country. These concerns are particularly active in the effort to reform Afghanistan’s justice sector. The Read More

I Have a Dream

Working in Afghanistan has been a great learning experience for me, one that has changed some of my most basic assumptions of Afghan women. As each day of fieldwork brings me closer to the reality of their daily lives, it Read More

Book: Land of the Unconquerable

Although women’s issues in Afghanistan have been the focus of intense interest over the past decade, the subject is one that has often been marred by over-simplification and cliche. Land of the Unconquerable is a new collection of essays by Read More

Working Together

As members of AREU’s Legacies of Conflict research team, we have conducted field research in Kabul and Bamiyan Provinces, with a partnership organisation working in Ghazni. We enter communities for months at a time, conducting in-depth interviews with people about Read More