The Future of Afghanistan Lies in the Hands of its Youth


In January 2019, Counterpart International announced a new partnership with the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at Christopher Newport University. Throughout 2019, Reiff Center students will be publishing a new blog series on Counterpart’s website, providing policy recommendations on topics important to Counterpart’s program portfolio based on the unique perspectives and experiences of these up-and-coming international development practitioners.

The Reiff blog series will focus on Counterpart’s projects in Afghanistan and Bangladesh specifically and explore a range of timely socio-political challenges – from youth radicalization to extremism, to violence against women and the effects of water logging. Each blog will consider the role of civil society and government in addressing challenges, discuss existing relevant policies and systemic gaps, and provide recommendations for how the international development community can better support reforms.


Blog Chapters

About the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

The Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at Christopher Newport University is dedicated to:

  • Raising awareness of the horrors of genocide, human rights violations and conflict
  • Studying ways to overcome these by examining the international and national application of human rights, conflict resolution and peace studies

For more information on the work of the Reiff Center, please click here.

About Counterpart International

Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community. For more than 50 years and in more than 65 countries, Counterpart has ensured that local leaders are at the center of every development challenge, drawing on the knowledge that local leadership is a requirement for any effective and lasting solution.

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