Afghanistan – Conceptions and Misconceptions

A group of Afghan Fulbright scholars held a multicultural event on conceptions and misconceptions about Afghanistan in Chicago, USA. This event was meant to explore realities on the ground from a local perspective and experiences, what future holds for Afghans and clarify misconceptions, if any. The dialogue was facilitated by Thomas Valenti, mediator and founder... Continue Reading →

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Counter Violence Against Women Campaign

On 27th November 2015, female members of Asia Culture House took on streets of Kabul to say “no” to violence against women. It was a counter violence against women campaign and was organized as part of the national campaign to counter violence against women. As part of the campaign, female advocates accompanied by male activists,... Continue Reading →

Peace Campaign 2, Using Art to Advocate for Peace

Second round of peace campaign was rather different. It was, though organized in cooperation with Khatira Afarinan Cultural Agency. The campaign started by Graffiti on morning of 30th October 2015 and ended by kite-running on afternoon of that day.   The graffiti was implemented on walls of 3rd District Police Station-with participation of trainees of Asia... Continue Reading →

Peace Campaign 1, Using Arts to Advocate for Peace

Youth Voice-5 Exhibition was dedicated to a campaign for peace with the logo of, “Peace and Human Rights; Yes, War and Violence; No”.  It was conducted jointly with “Woman and Life” organization on October seventh, 2015.  It was a mixture of photo, painting and calligraphy exhibition and installations. Artworks portrayed ruins of war, of intolerance... Continue Reading →

International Youths’ Day

Asia Culture House celebrated International Youths Day by a cultural event on 13th August, 2015. The function was organized in Asia Culture House’s exhibition hall in Kabul and was widely appreciated by the audience. The event was inaugurated with a music performance by a young guitarist. It was then followed by a speech by Abbas... Continue Reading →

Justice for Farkhunda

Farkhunda, an Afghan girl who studied Islamic Sharia, was brutally beaten and burned to death on 19th March 2015, in Kabul. This brutal attack by the mob happened after a clergy of the Shah Do-Shamshera Mosque blamed her of burning the Quran--an allegation, that is reported to be false. To commemorate Farkhunda and advocate for... Continue Reading →

International Day of Short Story

International Day of Short Story was celebrated on 14th February 2015 in Asia Culture House's Hall with participation of young short-story writers, literature critics, young musicians and young male and female audience.   The audience was briefed about history of the day by Ms Alizada. She, however criticized the organizers stating that necessary preparations weren’t... Continue Reading →

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