Afghans for Progressive Thinking (APT) was founded in 2010 by a young college graduate who had the vision of a peaceful, tolerant, open and progressive Afghan society, a vision which is shared by hundreds of thousands of other Afghan youths. Prior to founding APT, He had begun the journey toward his vision by organizing intercultural dialogues between Afghans and internationals in Lucknow, India, where he was working to earn his bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
APT is the largest youth-led national organization that works to promote peace and critical thinking among youth and children in Afghanistan. APT uses two social theories of change, namely contact theory of change and critical thinking theory of change, to reach its vision. The ability to think critically builds an individual’s capacity to potentially challenge existing social, political, economic and cultural systems in constructive and transformative ways. In addition, contact theory stipulates that an increased contact with ‘the other’ opens channels of communication, creates shared spaces and experiences, builds the understanding of the challenges and realities of the other’s contexts, which, in turn challenges misconceptions, reduces prejudices and fosters respect towards diversity.
APT briefed the Security council on the resolution 2250 and resolution 2419 Youth, Peace and Security.Read More
I would like to extend my gratitude as well to Afghans for Progressives thinking Board for sponsoring this event( National debate championship). The dedicated people who serve in this organization are to be commended for the sharing of their resources and time to enhance opportunities for our youth is timely and important.
APT brings hope and unfolds the true identity of Afghans as people with just the same nature as any other human being on earth – with capacity and potential to do enormous good.
Now after the debate, I can confidently enter discussions and comment on women and peace topics. I didn’t know many important and underlying causes of war and conflict. I have now informed opinions that make me feel powerful and able for taking action and provoking the people of my surrounding to believe in women’s power to bring about peace in our community”
پس از 2001 م شالوده ی لرزان اما امیدوارکننده دموکراسی در افغانستان گذاشته شد. چهار دهه جنگ و خشونت بی وقفه به طور عمیقی روی نهادینه سازی دموکراسی تاثیر سو گذاشته است. با آن هم تعداد زیادی از جوانان در افغانستان از طریق دادخواهی، تعلیم، رسانه های اجتماعی و همچنان ابتکارهای هنری راه های بدیلیread more
پس از چندین قرن تلاش های بین المللی برای مبارزه علیه تبعیض جنسیتی، هنوز هم افغانستان یکی از خطرناکترین کشورها برای زندگی نمودن به عنوان یک زن تلقی میگردد.وضعیت نگران کننده زنان و تبعیض جنسیتی در افغانستان یکی از موارد مهم و قابل بحث در جرگه ملی جوانان بود که توسط کمیته تساوی جنسیتی موردread more
نادیده گرفته شدن و کمرنگ بودن نقش جوانان در امور سیاسی افعانستان مخصوصا در پروسه صلح یکی از چالش های است که باید توسط کمیته جوانان و سیاست در جرگه ملی جوانان مورد بحث و پیگرد قرار میگرفت. اشتراک کنندگان این کمیته که شامل نماینده های جوان ولایت های زابل, ارزگان, هرات, میدان وردک, پنجشیرread more
APT’s 2019 Fall Leadership Development Students graduated on 28th November 2019, after completing their course at APT with national and international professional instructors and implementing their social projects on servant leadership. The Course covered a variety of topics including influence, Altruistic Leadership, Respect, Self-awareness, Honorable Leadership, Styles of leadership, Growth, Listening, Forgiveness, Character and manyread more
The students of APT’s 2019 Fall Leadership Development Program were divided into two groups after completing the leadership program at APT to implement their social services of servant leadership.The first group implemented their social project called “Impossible to Possible” at Professional School of Blinds in Kabul on 19th November 2019.There were over 25 Participants fromread more