Tahmina Sobat


Tahmina Sobat is a human rights lawyer, who completed her LLM in International Human Rights Law at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. At present, she is a Fulbright Scholar pursuing her Master’s degree in Gender and Women’s Studies, at the Minnesota State University. In addition, her research area is “analyzing the role of feminism in demilitarization as well as women’s role and their impact on the process of peace-building- case study of Afghanistan.” Through this research, as a human rights lawyer and advocate of transnational feminism, she aims to fulfill her responsibility by sharing Afghan women’s situation and their role to the recent peace process of Afghanistan, and working on an inclusive/comprehensive peace strategy for her country. Prior to coming to the USA, Tahmina served three years as an Ombudsperson Assistant in Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). Her responsibilities included monitoring and investigating human rights and international humanitarian law violations, promoting human rights principles, reporting civilian causalities, and empowering women working in security and military forces of Afghanistan by working on cases of women’s harassment in the workplaces.

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The Endless War Against Human Rights in Afghanistan: Human Rights Defenders’ Joint Statement of Solidarity with the People of Afghanistan

Today, the 31st of August 2021, marks the official deadline for withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan after twenty years of military presence initially motivated by the 9/11 attacks of Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden.  Many have written (including Henry Kissinger) about the failures of American foreign policy and its efforts at nation-building…

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