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The #StandUpWithAfghanWomen! Campaign

The #StandUpWithAfghanWomen! Campaign aims to protect human rights in Afghanistan and to promote incisive action in support of the democratic and anti-fundamentalist realities operating in the country.

The campaign focuses on four main themes:

Non-recognition of the Taliban government

Self-determination of the Afghan people

Political recognition of progressive Afghan forces and banning of political figures linked to fundamentalist parties

Monitoring respect for human rights

Stand Up With Afghan Women! is the result of Cisda and Large Movements joint action within the framework of the Euro-Afghan Coalition for Democracy and Secularism, a network of organisations already committed in their daily actions to the defence of human rights.

Actions promoted by Stand Up With Afghan Women

Stand Up With Afghan Women! promotes information, awareness-raising and advocacy actions aimed at civil society and policy-makers in support of the Campaign’s four main topics.

The Campaign focuses on the Petition and a series of events and actions to protest against the Taliban regime after one year of repressive rule. The Campaign will be enriched by the contribution of all those who wish to join.

The #StandUpWithAfghanWomen! petition

Afghan activists have always demanded that Afghan people decide their own destiny without any foreign interference.

The Stand Up With Afghan Women! Campaign is addressing a Petition to Governments, European Institutions and the United Nations to support their claims and the right to self-determination for the Afghan people

WITH (not FOR) the Afghan women

The Campaign calls for an end of the foreign countries interferences that have prevented any democratic process in Afghanistan since the late 1970s with the succession of military occupations and the provision of military and political support to fundamentalist and jihadist militias. These external influences pose a serious threat to peace, rights, democracy, secularism and security in the West as well. The challenge is common. Common is the commitment to meet it.

All civil society organisations can join the Euro-Afghan network to promote the #StandUpWithAfghanWomen! Campaign by creating events and promoting the collection of signatures for the Petition

All people can contribute to the Campaign by signing the Petition.

How to join and promote the Stand Up With Afghan Women! Campaign

  1. Are you an association, a non-profit organisation, a collective, a body or a social and cultural institution, a workers’ Union?

Join the Campaign by filling in the form!

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    Having difficulty entering your data in the form? You can send us your organisation’s membership by writing to and attaching your logo.

    The Campaign operates in a collaborative and participatory approach between all the different realities, recognising the value of each one’s contribution. Everyone can take part through active collaboration, even only by promoting a signature collection, organising an event or an action in their own area.

    Every contribution, however small, can make a difference!

    The Campaign is open to dialogue with political.

    1. Are you a person?

    Your contribution is also important. You can sign the Petition and get your friends, acquaintances and colleagues to sign it:


    Submission of the Petition and Online Meeting

    In occasion of the celebrations for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2023, the Italian Coordination in Support of Afghan Women (CISDA), Large Movements Aps and AltrEconomia, together with the Afghan associations Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) and Hambastagi (Solidarity Party) have sent the petition “Stand Up With Afghan Women” to the attention of Italian, European and international institutions.

    On 4 December at 6 p.m. there will be an online meeting of the promoting associations

    Promoter Committee

    Media Partner

    Municipalities that have adopted acts in support of the Campaign

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    Member organizations

    Agenzia per la Pace ODV
    ANPI Codè Montagnani-Marelli
    Basta violenza alle frontiere - Stop Border Violence
    Casa delle Donne
    Casa delle Donne
    Centro di documentazione Internazionale Alma Sabatini
    Collettivo Donne di classe
    FrAzione Tuturano Brindisi
    Associazione Io Donna Brindisi
    Movimento Incontro Ascolto
    Orlando associazione femminista e di donne
    ReteGas Varese
    L'altra ESTE - Monselice PD
    Sinistra anticapitalista
    Un'altra storia Varese
    Un Tribunale per le Donne per le Donne in migrazione
    Alisso Sassari
    ANPI Recco-Camogli sez.Ruby Bonfiglioli
    Arci Thomas Sankara Messina
    Casa Donne Torino
    Il Forno Circolo Culturale Autogestito
    Donne in Ecopark - Bassa Padovana
    Collettivo Rivoluzionario Jina
    Coordinamento Donne Valpellice
    Demetra Donne
    Gruppo FEMM
    Le Veglie contro le morti in mare
    Osservatorio Interreligioso sulle violenze contro le donne
    Rete Jin
    UDI Cernusco sul Naviglio
    YOUKALI Bologna
    Teatro dell'Elfo Puccini
    Amici di Emmaus odv
    ANPI San Martino-Travacò'
    ADS Yoga Hamsa - Monselice
    Artorise Milano
    Blu Bramante
    Casa Internazionale delle Donne Roma
    Cultura è Libertà
    Donne di Benin City
    Donne di Benin City - Palermo
    Des Varese
    Cooperativa Eva
    Extinction Rebellion Milano
    Emanuele Lomonaco Far Pensare
    Francesca Centre
    Il Colibri - Monselice
    Motus Siena
    Rete antivolenza VIOLA martesana
    Rose Rosse APS
    Auser Brindisi
    Collettivo Donne Insieme - Casale Monferrato
    Civil World Milano
    Associazione Culturale Afghana Varese
    Donne in Nero di Napoli
    Femminismi blog
    Fondazione Emmanuel Lecce
    LUD - Libera Università delle Donne
    Movimento Omosessuale Sardo Sardegna
    Rete Femminista No muri No recinti
    Spazio Aperto
    Trama di Terre
    ADL-COBAS Lombardia
    FLC Cgil Milano
    Réseau syndical international de solidarité et de luttes