New year, new blog…. Posted May 16, 2013 by Diaspora Action Australia

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Happy New Year and welcome to the Humanitarian Crisis Hub’s new blog. In this space we’ll be featuring the issues that are closest to our hearts – the human rights of people living in war and conflict and what communities in Australia are doing to promote this.

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There are some great initiatives out there, such as The Afghan Australian Development Organisation (AADO)’s upcoming roundtable on the Role of Afghan Women in the Peace, Reconciliation and Transition Processes and the Future of Afghan Women Post-2014. As international troops are preparing for withdrawal from Afghanistan,  Afghan women are very concerned about how they are going to protect the fragile gains they have made since the fall of the Taliban. AADO is hosting a delegation of nine Afghan Members of Parliament and civil society leaders to visit Australia for a two-day roundtable discussion with key stakeholders to develop recommendations on how women’s rights can be prioritised and protected during transition and post-2014, and how women’s participation in the peace process can be ensured. Its invitation only, but if you want to find out more about what AADO is doing, check it out at www.aado.org.au/roundtable

We’ll also be blogging about the ins and outs of the Humanitarian Crisis Hub, upcoming events, and the inside view from our great team of directors, staff and volunteers.

Watch this space…..

All the best,

Denise