Afghanistan Rights Monitor: Monitoring the Fundamental Rights of the Afghan People
In October 2015, APPRO-Europe launched its Afghanistan Rights Monitor project (ARM) with support from the Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands, to meet the following objectives:
- Regular monitoring on a comprehensive set of indicators covering civil, economic, social, cultural and political rights through a standardized methodology
- Informed, pragmatic, and constructive advocacy messaging based on empirical evidence and delivered by civil society actors, and
- Informed and improved policy and action on human rights protection through sensitization and enhancement of government capacity to formulate needs-based policies to create greater synergy between Afghan society and its governmental representatives and authorities.
Meeting the above objectives is expected to contribute to good governance practices through informed and constructive engagement based on applied research, capacity development, and advocacy aimed at national and international stakeholders.
ARM will run until April 2018. The baseline assessment will be published in April 2016, followed by three monitoring assessments each year, and a total of six case studies looking at specific rights issues in Afghanistan.