General Information
AHRRAO was founded by a group of activists from northern Afghanistan with diverse ethnic backgrounds who have been working in the field of development and human rights for several years. The same group of activists has already in the past established an NGO, the Afghanistan rehabilitation of cultural centre (ARCC), and carried out human rights related dissemination and advocacy activities.

AHRRAO team members have more than 10 years of work experience in deferent national and international organizations in Afghanistan.

AHRRAO has been established in July 2010 with the clear objective to conduct high quality research and advocacy activities in the field of human rights in Afghanistan.
A society based on democracy and the rule of law in accordance with human rights; a society where all people are aware of their rights and dare to claim them through the rule of law.
AHRRAO Mission
To support establishment of a capable human rights movement to increase the understanding and respect for human rights and the rule of law for all in Afghanistan.

Capacity, Knowledge transfer and partnerships
All members of the core group of activists have university degrees and have worked for years in the field of human rights. However, we lack knowledge regarding social scientific research methodology and in advocacy and dissemination techniques.

For this reason we invited Dr. Kristóf Gosztonyi, a member of the European Stability Initiative think tank, to join our group as a part-time member who would function as an advisor regarding methodological issues related to research and analysis as well as regarding advocacy and dissemination techniques.

AHRRAO Board of Directors and Management Committee

Board of directors
The AHRRAO Board of directors consists of five members. Specifically in bilateral meetings, this board oversees policies’ implementations, advices for the solution ways of the organizational challenges, and to assist with the leadership to general promotion of AHRRAO to support the organization’s mission and needs.
The following refers to the list of AHRRAO’s board of directors.

Name:     Position:   Organization:
Ahmad Khalid Poya   Deputy director  ASCRO
Hayatullah Jawad       Director              AHRRAO
Nasir Amini                Director              HID
Nooria Neda               Director              PLO
Yaqob Azurda            Journalist            Tamaddun TV

The Management Committee:
The Management Committee of AHRRAO is included five members. On weekly meetings, the committee members, shares the information of ongoing projects/activities planned, provides feedbacks, oversees staff performances, discusses on planning, policy formulation and monitoring & evaluations, and ensures reporting systems are clearly understood.

The Management Committee members are:
Managing Director               Hayatullah Jawad
Deputy director program      Rajab Ali Ebrahimi
Admin/Finance Manager     Adbul Azim Azimi
Head of Social department   Rashad Jawed


Access to Justice

AHRRAO is conducting an in-depth study on citizens' access to impartial trail in north Afghanistan


Reasons for Afghan Migration

Reasons for the Current Afghan Migration to the EU



Hayatullah Jawad, AHRRAO Executive Director has been invited by German Bundestag and the Federal Government, to Germany for a fact-finding tour