ACLED-APW Report Tracking Disorder During Taliban Rule in Afghanistan


To produce credible information and research on security, political violence, civic activism, human rights violations, humanitarian efforts, strategic issues and to advocate for peacebuilding in Afghanistan. 


To enhance access to credible information in Afghanistan and to promote peace through conflict resolution, media reporting, research, advocacy, accountability, and humanitarian support.

 Areas of Focus 

  • Research and reporting – Researching and reporting on political violence, civil unrest, human rights violations, women’s rights, security incidents, humanitarian efforts and armed groups.
  • Advocacy – Promoting peace, human rights, women’s rights, equality, civil liberties, co-existence, inclusivity and freedom of speech in Afghanistan.
  • Humanitarian – Monitoring and supporting humanitarian efforts on the ground in Afghanistan

Meet Our Team


 Habib Khan


Habib Khan is an award winning journalist and the founder of Afghan Peace Watch (APW). In 2007, he started his career as a reporter for Afghanistan Times, an Afghan English language newspaper. In 2010, Mr. Khan joined…

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 Justine Fleischner

Vice President 

Justine Fleischner is a writer, researcher, and weapon expert with over a decade of experience working in armed conflicts. Between 2018 and 2021, Ms. Fleischner worked in Afghanistan as Head of Regional Operations for Conflict Armament…

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Sayed Niyam Alami
Board member

Sayed Niyam Alami is a writer, journalist, and researcher with over six years of experience in Afghanistan’s media.

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Mina Sharif
Board Memeber

Mina Sharif is an Afghan raised in Canada, who returned to Afghanistan in 2005 and since traveled extensively…

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Mariam Solaimankhil
Chairwoman of the Board

Mariam Solaimankhil was voted into Afghanistan’s Parliament in 2018 as one of the three female representatives…

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Khushal Wakily

Khushal Wakily is an international development practitioner and governance researcher/consultant.

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