The NCPD was invited to contribute to the Norwegian Governmental hearing on Afghanistan, and our Afghanistan expert Norunn Grande acted as our spokeswoman. This is her speech:
We are grateful for this opportunity to share observations from our numerous dialogue fieldwork trips to Afghanistan, as well as observations made working with Afghans in Norway.
All peace processes springs from a hope and a belief in the fact that peace can be achieved. And we believe peace can be achieved in Afghanistan.
Encouraging and building trust between people, and between people and the government, is vital if we are to construct a society where conflicts can be resolved without the use of violence. Basic human rights need to be secured. This is the only way to ensure that everybody can participate on equal footing, without fear of reprisals. [Read more…]