The Ideas Shura is an initiative that aims to provide a platform for Afghan youth residing inside and outside the country to share their opinions and proposals with the people of Afghanistan (primarily) and the international community (secondarily) on important policy questions about their country. All young people under the age of 29, either individually or in groups, are eligible to participate in this essay-writing initiative.
Call for Submissions
The Ideas Shura invites all young people from Afghanistan inside and outside the country to submit essays in line with the guidelines.
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What We Do
Founded in 2021, Global Friends of Afghanistan has been working hard to help Afghans in need by engaging with Afghans, policymakers and the media.
We are creating long-term solutions to help Afghans to stay engaged with the global community.
We are educating North America and Europe on Afghanistan.
Our work is dedicated to educating the world about Afghanistan while sharing and amplifying Afghan voices.
We share values with Afghans now targeted by the Taliban. We want to safeguard them and to help the world learn about the challenges they face.
Connecting Afghans with the world
How We Help
Education and Growth
Through education and awareness-building we aim to ensure continued humanitarian, development, and educational support (and more) to the people of Afghanistan.
Access to education is a human right. Women and certain ethnic groups are being denied the right to help build a better economy and society in Afghanistan.
We will continue to advocate for the safe passage and resettlement of all qualified Afghans and the evacuation of all non-Afghans seeking to leave Afghanistan.
Safeguarding shared values
Our goals are to try and safeguard the most vulnerable of Afghan society. We also want to work with a new generation of Afghans, veterans, and civilians from around the world to plan for a better future.
We are a citizen effort to help government and global humanitarian efforts to focus on Afghanistan.
The international community put 20 years of focused attention on helping the war-ravaged country to become a valued member on the world stage. We want to preserve gains that were made together.
1.) We are keeping Afghanistan and the plight of Afghans on the minds of policymakers, the press, the wider media, and the general public.
2.) We are partners with citizen-led, government, and humanitarian efforts like Welcome.US and #AfghanEvac.
3.) We are fighting for human rights and safeguarding Afghans around the world.
4.) We are expanding the global conversation about issues in Afghanistan and are helping amplify Afghan voices.
5.) We continue to advocate for safe passage and resettlement of all qualified Afghans and the evacuation of all non-Afghans seeking to leave Afghanistan.