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Providing analysis of the issues facing refugees and migrants in the Afghan communities, offering our views on current affairs, and reporting on our challenges and successes as an organisation.

Women’s Rights Violations in Afghanistan – A Regression

Women’s Rights Violations in Afghanistan – A Regression

Regression, rather than progression, has characterised women’s rights in Afghanistan since August 2021. Women in Afghanistan, who won the right to vote in 1919, a year before American women, are now restricted from leaving their houses without male supervision,...

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Our Refugee Week Festival 2023: A Summary

Our Refugee Week Festival 2023: A Summary

Photo: Qais Alamdar. Gunnersbury Park, London Surpassing our differences and directing attention towards collective bonds are the essence of the Refugee Festival week. Amidst undue politicisation of the refugee situation and heightening fractions amongst different...

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ACAA Expands Horizons: Connecting Hearts in Birmingham

ACAA Expands Horizons: Connecting Hearts in Birmingham

In a meaningful convergence of purpose and progress, the Afghanistan and CentralAsian Association (ACAA) London office visited their Birmingham branch on January 22, 2024. The purpose of this visit was not just administrative; it was a heartfelt connection...

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International Education Day – 24th January 2024

International Education Day – 24th January 2024

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding" Albert Einstein 24th January was proclaimed as International Education Day by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate the role of education in bringing about world peace and...

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Welcome Refugees Music Event in Birmingham

Welcome Refugees Music Event in Birmingham

Bringing Communities Together through Traditional Music On Friday October 20, 2023, the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA),organised a music event in Birmingham with over 100 people in attendance, includingBirmingham Councillors, the police and many...

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Empowering Girls in Digital Innovation

Empowering Girls in Digital Innovation

The City Hall (Kamal Chunchie Way, London E16 1ZE)18 July 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM Photo Credit: Sinai Noor On Tuesday 18 July 2023, the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) launched“The Wired Future: Digital Education for Girls from Afghanistan Project” at...

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Empowering Refugee Women through Digital Education

Empowering Refugee Women through Digital Education

As in many other areas of the globe, the digital gap in the UK is a reflection of underlying socioeconomic disparities. The gap is especially pronounced among refugees and migrants, for whom access to infrastructure is just one of several hurdles to digital inclusion....

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Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: The Alternatives

Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: The Alternatives

Photo Credit: Opium: Afghanistan’s drug trade that helped fuel the Taliban | Business and Economy News | Al Jazeera Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: The Alternatives For decades, the United States’ ‘War on Drugs’ has plagued our society; we now see prisons bursting at...

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