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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 has promoted a Petition and events and actions that will be enriched by the contribution of all those who wish to join in.

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 addressed 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 joining of new organization

Anyone can join the Campaign by sending their contact details to

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.

OOn 4 December at 6 p.m., an online meeting of the promoting associations was held

Promoter Committee

Media Partner

Municipalities that have adopted acts in support of the Campaign

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
Laboratorio contro la guerra
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
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