By Neamatollah Nojumi
To entry the maps pointed out during this ebook, click on Here.Despite the autumn of the Taliban, Afghanistan continues to be a rustic in dire want of sturdy foreign help. in simple terms with an figuring out of the stipulations in either city and rural components will the overseas neighborhood be capable to provide relief and stay devoted to long term improvement. This attention-grabbing and obviously written ebook mines a wealthy and detailed array of knowledge, which used to be gathered in rural parts of Afghanistan through knowledgeable staff of researchers, to investigate national developments within the dating among human safety and livelihoods. The team's learn and suggestions, released right here for the 1st time, recommend that overseas counsel or nationwide improvement options that forget about the long term developmental and structural pursuits and sideline the average components of Afghan society could be doomed to failure. The authors' deeply knowledgeable coverage ideas can assist to concentration additional motion on important matters equivalent to co-optation of reduction via armed political teams; water shortage; illness and degradation of our surroundings; schooling; healthiness care; agriculture, cattle, and land health and wellbeing; and justice. A helpful source for college students, policymakers, donor governments, and nationwide and foreign enterprises, After the Taliban opens an extraordinary window into the another way hidden lives of the folk of rural Afghanistan.
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6. Rashid, Taliban, 39. 7. Human Rights Research and Advocacy Consortium (HRRAC), Speaking Out: Afghan Opinions on Rights and Responsibilities (Kabul: HRRAC, November 2003), 43. 8. Interviews, Ismail Khan and other civil servants, Herat, November 2003. 9. Data on women’s role in selecting village leaders is unavailable from one of the fourteen districts in Herat. 10. HRRAC, Speaking Out, 47. 11. Rashid, Taliban, chapter 1. 12. HRRAC, Speaking Out, 52. 13. Kathy Gannon, “Letter from Afghanistan: Road Rage,” New Yorker, March 22, 2004.
By documenting and analyzing formal, traditional, and customary systems, we anticipate being able to provide national and international scholars and policymakers with a better understanding of the existence, capacities, and challenges of current mechanisms for mitigating violence and strengthening the human security and livelihoods of rural Afghans. RESEARCH METHODS AND DATA COLLECTION Our research examines the current state of security as it affects the livelihoods and human security of rural Afghans, with particular attention to shifts in Introduction 5 vulnerability experienced by rural populations since early 2002 through the end of 2003.
Kabul’s importance as a war prize means that the province has seen a great deal of fighting over the last twenty-five years. While the city suffered heavy damage, much destruction occurred in the outlying areas where warring factions razed entire villages, destroyed orchards, vineyards, and irrigation systems, and laid landmines across the rural landscape. Some of the most severe damage to Kabul province came in the civil war of the early 1990s, when inter-mujahideen fighting for the capital killed thousands and sent waves of Afghan refugees into Pakistan.