Why do children undertake unaccompanied journey?

On Wednesday, 3rd February 2015, AREU in partnership with UNHCR officially launched the paper titled “Why do children undertake unaccompanied journey? Motivations for departure to Europe and other industrialized countries from the perspective of children, families and residents of sending Read More

Annual Seminar Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

On January 19th AREU held the second annual seminar of SLRC. The seminar brought together representatives from the Afghan government, domestic and international civil society organizations, and research institutes. Additionally, there were key experts in sub-national governance, livelihoods, and rural Read More

Federalism in Australia and Options for Sri Lanka

At the invitation of Professor Ghizaal Haress, Aruni Jayakody, Governance Programs Officer, presented a lecture on “Federalism in Australia and Options for Sri Lanka” to the Advanced Constitutional Law Class at the American University of Afghanistan. Aruni’s presentation focused on Read More

Masculinities Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality

Sayed Mahdi Mosawi is a Research Officer in the Gender Unit at Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) and a Sociology PhD candidate at Hacettepe University of Turkey. Recently, he was invited to present his paper entitled ”Gender neither ours Read More

Constitutional Reform and Article 130

Ms. Aruni Jayakody, the project coordinator of AREU’s constitutional studies programme and co-author of a case study entitled “Separation of Powers under the Afghan Constitution: A Case Study,” presented at the Board of Donors – Justice meeting that took place Read More

Governance Forum Afghanistan; Inaugural Workshop

The Governance Forum Afghanistan (Govern4Afg) was officially launched on Sunday, May 10th 2015, in presence of the Afghan and German. Govern4Afg is a joint platform for policy dialogue on governance topics in Afghanistan, where researchers and policy-makers from Afghanistan and Read More

Migration, Environment and Social Sustainability.

As part of a three-day conference on the impact of the on-going structural transformation in South Asia that took place 20-22 May 2015, Dr Chona Echavez, Deputy Director of Research at Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), co-chaired a panel Read More

Life skills education and livelihoods trainings for girls in Afghanistan: What difference do they make in their lives

Dr. Chona R. Echavez, Deputy Director of Research at the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, gave a lecture at Lund University on 25 May 2015 that was hosted by the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) and organised in conjunction Read More

Gender Responsive Budgeting in Afghanistan

Following up the start of the Governance Forum for Afghanistan their first open dialogue took place on 5th August between Afghan and German policy makers. The event was hosted at the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) and the Deputy Read More

politicisation of high school students in Afghanistan

On 7th October, 2015, AREU hosted media outlets in Kabul to launch a new report on politicisation of high school students in Afghanistan. AREU researchers Dr. Antonio Giustozzi and Ali Mohammad Ali presented the main findings of the paper titled: Read More