Press Release Briefs
1- Unhealthy competition among political fractions in Afghanistan has caused Youth to face a bleak and unknown future.
We, youth, would like to stand against the elders and politicians who;
- are misleading youth to reach their illegitimate goals
- are promising youth their inclusion in political and social fronts of the country and forget them once they reach their objectives
- are causing mass immigration of youth to the other countries
- are halting prevalence of justices in the country
- are paving way for formation of totalitarian regimes in Afghanistan
- are putting Afghanistan as the center of proxy war among the neighboring and regional countries
- are damaging the reputation of Afghanistan in the world
- are supporting terror, smuggling and narcotics in Afghanistan.
2 – Though the negative impact of war is homogenous on the entire population of Afghanistan, youth are effected more then any other groups and are deprived from most of the facilities in life.
We stand against those in government or opposition who are involved in keeping the flames of war ignited in Afghanistan.
3- Economic poverty, social deprivation, cultural and political unrests are what every Afghan citizen in particular youth have gone through because of the imposed war.
We stand against all those political figures who fuel mistrust among various Afghan ethnic groups.
4- Youth as a functional part of the Afghan society deserve attention from the government and political figures not only for their current but also for their bright future. We set government responsible for supporting youth and to pave the way for youth inclusion in decision-making. We also stand against;
- those politicians who marginalize youth and halt their inclusion in political decisions of the country.
- Those who prevent intellectual and personal development of youth in the country.
- the elders and political figures who for their illegitimate demands keep youth in dark and use them.
Youth are brought up in war and forgotten by the politicians in the country. They mostly live in rural areas and do not have access to the basic literacy. Most of them live under the line of poverty caught in vicious cycle of unemployment, which in turns has damaged their self-esteem. Besides this lack of proper programs and policies of government has forced them to migrate to other countries.
Unfortunately youth has never been a part of national agenda/priorities of the authorities and this ignorance is prevailing till date, which may have negative consequences in future.
We request the government of Afghanistan to develop programs and policies not only to prevent youth’s mass-migration but also to attract Afghan intellectuals who live away from the country back to Afghanistan.
By breaking the silence, we stand against all above-mentioned atrocities, those who commit unlawful deeds, corrupt departments and weak governance.
We call on the government to fulfill its responsibility towards the entire nation particularly youth under the Afghan constitution.
We stand against those elders and political figures who favor continuation of war in Afghanistan.
We stand against those who have pushed youth to a bleak and unknown future.
We stand clear against those who push Afghanistan into regional and international wars and also against those who cannot respond to the youths’ demands.
6 – We think Afghanistan’s administrative system needs reforms by replacing the old system with a new and better one. We want the standard of civil servants selection to be qualifications rather then relations. Afghanistan’s civil service commission has become a source of corruption in hiring government officials.
We stand against corruption, be it a system or individual.
7 – We ask government to enable youth to monitor administrative and financial activities of government and to cooperate with us in this regards, otherwise they will face uncontrolled waves of our complaints – we want a responsive government and we want to support pillars of a responsible government.
Government shouldn’t be cautious not to create an environment for acts as that of Arab Spring in Afghanistan – we do not want to weaken government rather work towards its strengthening but if forced we may react harshly.
We stand against weak and useless government, individuals and movements that put our people and country in an unfortunate state.
8 – There are a handful number of youth societies in Afghanistan. The problem with them is that they are not representative at any levels – their activities are scattered and are hardly aware of their responsibilities, therefore, they have deviated from their actual line of cause. These societies are unable to answer legit demands of youth in Afghanistan.
We call on such societies to bring reforms otherwise our stands will be expanded to oppose them too.
9 – we think that not only current but also the future of the country is tied to the youth – therefore, call on youth to emphasis on education and develop working spirit in order to be confident in becoming part of the decision making
10 – We want to be active in supporting human rights.
We under this association as a class of youth want to act as a bridge among youth, civil societies and government and we will represent social activism. We will strive to benefit from youths’ abilities and skills to form an environment where youths’ expertise can be used.
We besides forming a bridge between youth and their social civic movements also want to coordinate their activities. We want youth to connect with social civic movements, people and government.
We not only support national programs and policies but also strengthen national political issues and want to utilize youth’s reformative role and use their physical and intellectual strength and.
We want volunteerism and participation of youth for protection of environment and other human social activities and will work with government and nongovernment organizations closely. We will also conduct awareness campaigns for bringing the rates of illiteracy down and widen girls’ school enrollment.
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