Tahmina Maskinyar and Belqis Youssofzay outline five actions we can all take in solidarity with Afghanistan, with supporting references. These are provided in association with the Light at the End of the Tunnel session.

1. Amplify Afghan voices


  • Durand Line
  • Architectural competitions and design discourse on Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan: Politics and Economics in a Globalising State, by Niamatullah Ibrahimi, William Maley, 2019
  • Imagining Afghanistan: The History and Politics of Imperial Knowledge, by Nivi Manchedi


2. Donate what you can, every small effort helps

There are a lot of charities going around, so be sure to give what you can to reputable ones. If you can, become a regular donor so that you go on helping when the rest of the world loses interest. Here are just some charities you can give to:

3. Sign

Petitions have enormous potential to also speak truth to power. If you see a petition, read it, sign it, circulate it. Here are some petitions you can sign now.

4. Call Scott Morrison and Marise Payne
  • Scott Morrison: (02) 6277 7700
  • Marise Payne: (02) 9687 8755
5. Write to Alex Hawke, Minister for  Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

Download the template letter, and add your own comment and content – personalised letters are more likely to be read. So, please do not disregard the importance of this! The template includes helpful prompts.