DROPS Deputy Director writes on Kabul Security: The NUG’s Achilles Heel?  October 18, 2017

DROPS Deputy Director writes on Kabul Security: The NUG’s Achilles Heel?
Bismellah Alizada, Deputy Director of DROPS, writes for the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (New Delhi), on the security situation in Kabul, pointing to 2017 as the deadliest year for residents while exploring ways in which the present state-of-affairs has the potential to pose bigger problems for the already weakened National Unity Government. IPCS commentary

Voices of Peace: Perspectives from Women Peacebuilders in Afghanistan and Pakistan  April 1, 2017

Voices of Peace: Perspectives from Women Peacebuilders in Afghanistan and Pakistan
November 15, 2016 7 minute Read By the Bush Institute and the Women’s Democracy Network On November 14, the Bush Institute and the Women’s Democracy Network at the International Republican Institute hosted a roundtable event with two women peacebuilders, Sameena Imtiaz and Mariam Safi, from Pakistan and Afghanistan, respectively. Sameena is the founder and executive director of the Peace Education and Development (PEAD) Foundation in Pakistan, and Mariam is founding director of the Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS) in Afghanistan. We sat down to talk to Sameena and Mariam about their stories and perspectives on women’s inclusion

Why Women Are Crucial to Fighting Radicalization in Afghanistan  March 23, 2017

Why Women Are Crucial to Fighting Radicalization in Afghanistan
DROPS Director Mariam Safi speaks to Odharnait Ansbro of News Deeply on the role of women in fighting radicalization in Afghanistan. Why Women Are Crucial to Fighting Radicalization in Afghanistan – Women & Girls

Call for Papers for Women and Public Policy Journal  January 29, 2017

Call for Papers for Women and Public Policy Journal
CALL FOR PAPERS DROPS invites interested female researchers to contribute to the 3rd edition of its annual peer reviewed, Women and Public Policy Journal (WPPJ). This year’s journal will evaluate successful and failed peace processes around the world in an effort to identify key lessons for Afghanistan’s Peace and Reconciliation Process. THEME: Since the end of the Cold War there have been 34 comprehensive peace agreements signed by combatants engaged in armed conflicts around the world. Of these agreements, only a handful of peace agreements have actually resulted in lasting peace. Most have either collapsed into confrontation or have been

PRESS RELEASE FOR LAUNCH of 2ND ED. of JOURNAL  December 9, 2016

PRESS RELEASE FOR LAUNCH of 2ND ED. of JOURNAL
PRESS RELEASE OF DROPS WOMEN AND PUBLIC POLICY JOURNAL (Vol. 2) ‘Afghan Economy in the Decade of Transformation (2015-2024) Afghanistan’s Journey to Economic Self-Reliance: Assessments & Recommendations. Event held on 21 November 2016, Kabul Serena Hotel, Kabul, Afghanistan. Press Release of Women and Public Policy Journal

Published Seminar Report on: Expert Roundtable on Literature Review of Migration Trends in Afghanistan  June 29, 2016

Published Seminar Report on: Expert Roundtable on Literature Review of Migration Trends in Afghanistan
Download DROPS report on key findings from its Expert Roundtable on Migration Trends in Afghanistan. The Roundtable evoked discussion and critical feedback on a literature review developed by the trainees of DROPS 5-Months Training Program on ‘How to develop a Policy Brief,’ which is intended to feed into the trainees Policy Brief on Afghan Migration which will be published in August of 2016. See: http://www.dropsafghanistan.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/FINAL-29-June-Expert-Roundtable-Report-Policy-Brief-on-Migration.pdf

Call for Papers: 2nd Edition of the Women and Public Policy Journal  April 4, 2016

Call for Papers: 2nd Edition of the Women and Public Policy Journal
DROPS invites interested female researchers to contribute to the 2nd edition of its peer reviewed annual, Women and Public Policy Journal (WPPJ), which will explore the challenges and opportunities that confront Afghanistan’s economic development in the Decade of Transformation (2015-2024). BACKGROUND: Over a decade of deeply flawed international development efforts combined with an ill-timed and ill-prepared political and security transition process (2011-2014) has left Afghanistan’s economy in a crisis – riddled with an environment shaped by insecurity and political instability – making efforts to create a sustainable economic future for the country a daunting and tough task. The rate of

Afghan Women Launch Public Policy Journal, written by Nabeela Ashrafi, tolonews  October 25, 2015

Afghan Women Launch Public Policy Journal, written by Nabeela Ashrafi, tolonews
A group of Afghan women have launched the "Women and Public Policy Journal" which aims to put forward the views of women and help strengthen their role in research and analysis. Written by 10 female authors, the journal was launched on Thursday at a ceremony attended by the Afghan Ambassador to Spain MasoodKhalili, a number of government officials and women's rights activists among others. According to the authors, this journal will help strengthen the role of women in the areas of research and analysis and put across their views regarding different sectors.

PRESS RELEASE FOR JOURNAL LAUNCH 3 LANGUAGES  October 22, 2015

PRESS RELEASE FOR JOURNAL LAUNCH 3 LANGUAGES
LAUNCH OF WOMEN AND PUBLIC POLICY JOURNAL (Vol. I) ‘Past, Present, and Future of Democratic Governance in Afghanistan: What are the challenges and how can we overcome them?’ On 22 October 2015 At 9:30 am – 11:30 am at the Inter-Continental Hotel Kabul, Afghanistan. PRESS RELEAST FOR JOURNAL LAUNCH – Dari Language PRESS RELEAST FOR JOURNAL LAUNCH – English Language PRESS RELEAST FOR JOURNAL LAUNCH – Pashto Language