A piece by Edward Fitzpatrick for The Boston Globe covering Scholars at Risk’s efforts to assist at-risk scholars in Afghanistan. PROVIDENCE — Scholars in Afghanistan, especially women, are facing threats from the Taliban and many are trying to flee the
We, the undersigned organisations, write to urge UN Member States to ensure the adoption of a robust resolution to establish a Fact-Finding Mission or similar independent investigative mechanism on Afghanistan as a matter of priority at the upcoming 48th regular
Scholars at Risk’s Afghanistan Bulletin outlines the organization’s efforts and initiatives to assist the country’s at-risk scholars, students, and civil society leaders. Click here to read this document.
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share their August 2021 Newsletter. Click here to read this document.
Scholars at Risk (SAR) has issued the below letter to Saudi Arabian officials expressing concern over reports that Yemeni scholars and other professionals in Saudi Arabia’s southern provinces are being dismissed from their positions and face deportation from the country.
A piece by Ben Upton for Research Professional News covering calls to protect academics in Afghanistan. The support and advocacy charity Scholars at Risk has told Research Professional News that more than 100 institutions in Europe have expressed an interest in
A piece by Elizabeth Redden for Inside Higher Ed covering evacuation efforts in Afghanistan. Efforts continue to rescue scholars, students and higher education personnel in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover and the collapse of the Afghan government eight days ago. President Joe Biden
We, the undersigned higher education associations, networks, and leaders in the field of scholar protection, urge European governments and EU institutions to take immediate action to secure the lives and careers of Afghanistan’s scholars, students, and civil society actors. Many
A piece by Richard Stone for Science Magazine covering the safety of academics in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover. Twice the Taliban tried to kill Khyber Mashal*. Its first attempt was in 2009, when the Afghan scientist was working on
A piece by Pola Lem for Research Professional News covering calls to protect academics in Afghanistan. Dozens of governments and humanitarian groups, alongside hundreds of academics, have called for international support to be provided to students and researchers in Afghanistan—especially
Scholars at Risk (SAR), in partnership with over 150 higher education institutions, associations, networks, and over 3,500 professionals and students concerned about colleagues in Afghanistan, has sent the below letter to US government officials urging them to take immediate action
A piece by Elizabeth Redden for Inside Higher Ed covering the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan. Ahmad Zahid Mujaddedi logged in for a Zoom call late Saturday night after a long day helping distribute clothing and blankets collected for internally displaced
Scholars at Risk has sent to Iranian authorities the below letter raising concern for the well-being of Niloufar Bayani, a wrongfully imprisoned researcher and conservationist who is suffering from COVID-19. SAR calls on Iranian authorities to secure Ms. Bayani’s immediate
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share their July 2021 Newsletter. Click here to read this document.
30 July 2021 – 16 leading human rights groups including Amnesty International, Scholars at Risk and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy have issued a statement calling for the release of jailed Bahraini academic, blogger and human rights defender