2021 will be critical year for Afghanistan's future - so it's high time to bring the future of Afghanistan to the table!
The Kabul Peace Forum (KPF), launched earlier this year by Mastooraat and FES Kabul, is a cross-generational effort to enable open conversations on shared experiences of war and conflict, pathways towards an inclusive peace, and to generate a wider public support for reconciliation. KPF aims at providing the space for particularly young civil society activists, academics, media workers and public servants to regularly exchange their views on current political affairs and provide ideas and recommendations for the way forward.
On March 4th, Mastooraat in collaboration with FES organized the first series of Kabul Peace Forum with a
thematic focus “Victim-centered Peace and Transitional Justice”. The forum raised the concerns, fears and
demands of war victims over the Afghan peace process while discussing the implications of transitional
justice. As one of the main objectives of this project – to create a meaningful dialogue among Afghans to talk
about topics which affect them and their future, particularly peace and reconciliation – the first series of
Kabul Peace Forum provided the platform for war victims and Afghans coming from different walks of life to
talk and listen. The followings were discussed in the first series of Kabul Peace Forum:
Fears and Concerns:
Demands/Expectations and Recommendations: