Social Justice and Inclusion

A key component of FES international mission is the promotion of social justice and labor standards in developing economies. Also in Afghanistan, workers’ rights have been a driver for social activism across ethnic lines as trade unions were established already in the 1960s.

Today, the need for action to address social and economic inequalities is higher than ever. Afghanistan is plagued by stagnating growth, low investments, mass unemployment, and a predominantly informal economy. The situation is even worsened by the ongoing emigration of skilled labor, capital flight and corruption, demographic pressures including the (forced) return of Afghans from other countries and weak institutions to oversee and implement the rights of workers. FES Afghanistan works with trade unions, stakeholders, and civil society representatives towards the promotion of social protection, decent work and equality. Often times overlooked by the endemic insecurity, social inclusion in political and economic decision could enhance efforts of reconciliation and peacemaking particularly at the local level. FES promotes dialogue and systematic knowledge transfer between Afghan workers and trade union activists as well as their regional and international peers. At the same time and taking the specific Afghan context into consideration, FES actively encourages and facilitates a constructive exchange between government, employers, and workers particularly in the private and informal sector through workshops, trainings, and information campaigns.

News & Events

| Peace and Security, Social Justice and Inclusion | Event, News

#MyRedLine - Where do Afghans stand on women's rights and peace?

Afghan perceptions and ways to meaningful peace took center stage at the film screening and discussion event “My Red Line – The Afghanistan Voice for...


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| Social Justice and Inclusion | News

Return to Afghanistan looks into the many faces of displacement and migration

No two refugees’ stories are the same, but they all tell of resilience, hope, and challenges—sometimes—overcome.


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Publications

Dashty, Mohammad Faheem

[The public's voice in the peace process]

Kabul

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Dashty, Mohammad Faheem

[The public's voice in the peace process]

Kabul

Download publication (5 MB, PDF-File)


Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Afghanistan

Kabul
Afghanistan

+93 (0) 700-280-441
+93 (0) 787-776-611

info(at)fes-afghanistan.org

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