In a nutshell, things are worse than bad in Afghanistan – unsurprisingly the 14 year war led by the US & NATO didn’t work. 18 months after foreign troops declared “Afghanistan Mission Complete” the Taliban have regained at least 40% of the country, the US have dropped ‘the mother of all bombs’ and are now planning to redeploy troops back into the country, meanwhile Afghanistan has more or less dropped out of the news.
Yet, Voices for Creative Nonviolence have continued to support and be in solidarity with the incredible Afghan Peace Volunteers – a non-violent youth group in Kabul. In the coming months we will be speaking up and down the country, spreading news of hope and creative works in a country torn apart by 4 decades of war.
VCNV Coordinator Maya Evans who has led 8 delegations to Afghanistan in as many years, is speaking THIS WEEK in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee.
Her talks will mainly focus on the hopeful grassroots projects of the amazing APV and the ‘Bubble of Hope’ they’ve managed to create in their ‘Borderfree Peace Centre’ through a host of creative projects like the Border Free Bicycling Club, the Duvet Project that provides job opportunities of women in Kabul that enable them to get out of the house and gain a degree of independence and the Border Free Street Kids project that is providing English and other lessons to nearly 100 street kids in Kabul.
Hear eyewitnesses accounts and find out what you can do to help and support young Afghans working towards a brighter future for their country.
Thurs 6th July Edinburgh
2-3.30pm Edinburgh University (PG students only)
7-9pm Public Talk University of Edinburgh Main Library Rm 1.07
30 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ
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Friday 7th July Edinburgh
10am-1pm Fly Kites Not Drones workshop
Meadows Pavilion Cafe
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Saturday 8th July Glasgow
11am CND office
77 Southpark Avenue G12
Sunday 9th July Dundee
7pm call 07973 484 202
Monday 10th July Aberdeen
7.30pm Unite the Union
42-44 King Street AB24 5TJ