South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) organised a dialogue among civil society representatives of Afghanistan, India and Pakistan on 28 and 29 November 2016 in Kabul, Afghanistan. It was hosted by the Afghan Women’s Education Center (AWEC). The main purpose of the dialogue was to review the peace and security issues in Afghanistan, especially with regard to relations between Pakistan and India and its impact on the country.

This report contains an overview of the status of the relations among Afghanistan, Pakistan and India; challenges and best practices in cooperation among civil society of Afghanistan, India and Pakistan; chronology, strengths and weaknesses of the formal and informal peace processes in Afghanistan and themes and areas of cooperation to enhance civil society space for future engagement in Afghanistan. The Kabul Declaration, annexed, was presented to relevant government authorities the delegation met with.

The report can be accessed here.