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The International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

On the occasion April 4, the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the TV roundtable was organized in collaboration with TOLONEWS and ALSO titled "Nema Ruz" ALSO representative took part at the program. The objective was to promote the rights of persons with disabilities/survivors. They have a lot of problems: need [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 April, the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Afghanistan: Finish the Job by 2023! On 8 December 2005, the UN General Assembly declared that April 4 of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. This day is also celebrated each year in Afghanistan by government and civil society organizations. Observing 4 April in [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Disability Mainstreaming Project

ALSO completed the Disability Mainstreaming in Policies and Programs of national and interntioanal civil society organization by financial and technical support of DFID and ACBAR. The objective of the project was to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in the programs and policies of organizations through capacity building training and workshops in provinces of Kabul, [...]

By | December 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

2016 Landmine Monitor Report, Afghanistan

Use by non-state armed groups (NSAGs) Use: Over the past year, non-state armed groups (NSAGs) have used antipersonnel landmines in 10 countries,[1]with continued large-scale use of victim-activated improvised mines (victim-activated IEDs) across Afghanistan. In the reporting period, there were also reports of NSAG use of antivehicle mines in Afghanistan. The use of victim-activated improvised mines [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Press Conference on Landmine Monitor Launch at ALSO office

Summary action points based on findings Develop, adopt, and implement a national disability plan that includes objectives that respond to the needs of survivors and recognizes its victim assistance obligations and commitments, together with a monitoring structure. Expand access to physical rehabilitation needs, particularly in provinces lacking services or where traveling to receive rehabilitation is [...]

By | November 26th, 2015|News|0 Comments

South Asian Disability Forum report

  South Asian Disability Forum (SADF) including eight countries of the south Asian Countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, India, Maldives, and Bhutan) attended in a workshop in Islamabad-Pakistan to prepare strategic planning for empowerment of persons with disability, particularly for women with disability. Participants were representatives from Disability People Organization (DPO) Miss Amina Azimi [...]

By | November 27th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Entry into force of the MBT marked by a survivors swimming match in Kabul!

o mark the entry into force of the Mine Ban Treaty/Ottawa Convention Afghan Landmine Survivors Organization (ALSO) as part of ALSO's Lend your Leg (LYL) activities, organized Survivors Swimming Match in Kabul It was the first time that such an event took place in Afghanistan, therefore it drew great attention among government authorities and media. [...]

By | March 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

ALSO Awarded Honorary Medal

On 18 March 2013, the Afghan Landmine Survivors Organization (ALSO) is awarded a precious honorary medal by the National Olympic Committee of Afghanistan. The medal was awarded in recognition of ALSO's efforts for empowering landmine survivors and other people with disabilities in Afghanistan. One of the recent initiatives of ALSO was the first time ever swimming match with [...]

By | March 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments