This document: Is for anyone in the global community wanting to help Afghans on the ground, legal aid resources in a few countries for those attempting to or helping others leave, actionable scripts to lobby US congressional officials. If you have additions, please request edit access with your additions in-message. Update 8.24.2021
Aggregate Resources Drive
Congressional Committee Call Script - This document is an attempt to centralize contact information and demands for US politicians regarding Afghanistan.
Congressional Advocacy Script - Calling and petitioning congressional representatives based on your district
Text Crisis to 52886
Local advocacy tactics: This chapter describes the nuts and bolts of implementing four advocacy tactics to put pressure on your three Members of Congress (MoCs) — your Representative and two Senators.
List of Afghan charities
Fundraiser for basic necessities
Cash in hand relief
Asylum Seekers Fund
Funds for Humanitarian Parole applications
Avah Collective - Print sale announcing soon
RELOCATION / LEGAL INFO
Aggregated immigration relief doc
Refugee resettlement program info: recently expanded to include human rights defenders [activists, women and highly visible leaders]
→ email [email protected] with required personal info, highlighting role as a human rights defender or anyone who has worked with the government of Canada
Group of 5 - A Group of Five (G5) is five or more Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have arranged to sponsor a refugee living abroad to come to Canada.
Humanitarian Parole: Humanitarian parole is a pathway for entry to the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. It is usually granted when someone has no other alternatives for entry and is typically a last option.
US Committee on Refugees Information page (with contact emails)
Information on the P2 Visa for Afghan nationals
Artistic Freedom Initiative: “AFI’s Legal Services for At-Risk Artists program is designed to facilitate pro bono immigration services for at-risk artists fleeing persecution or censorship in their countries of origin.”
Visas for Afghans: General
List of actions @bushra_ebadi
A call to American journalists
Afghan Diaspora Hub
A collated guide on instagram
Digital security protocol
Backpack by UC Davis: For Afghan students to secure their educational materials stored on cloud-based servers administered and protected by the university
RECOMMENDED READINGS from AAAWA
Ebtikar, Munazza. 2020. A Critique of Knowledge Production About Afghanistan, Afghanistan Center at Kabul University
Olomi, Ali A. 2021. The U.S. Replicated Crucial Flaws from the Past in Afghanistan, The Washington Post
Osman, Wazhmah. 2021. The History of the Taliban in Afghanistan, NPR
Hanifi, Shah Mahmoud. 2021. “Quandaries of the Afghan Nation.” In Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands. Crews, Robert and Shahzad Bashir, eds. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Manchanda, Nivi. 2020. Imagining Afghanistan: The History and Politics of Imperial Knowledge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Osman, Wazhmah. 2020. Television and the Afghan Culture Wars: Brought to You by Foreigners, Warlords, and Activists. Urbana (IL): University of Illinois Press.
Bose, Purnima. 2020. Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
Crews, Robert. 2015. Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.