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August 2012 AHRF newsletter covers activities, field visits, grants and more

Posted By WINGS, Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The third issue of the Arab Human Rights Fund (AHRF) is now available. The AHRF is a not-for-profit philanthropic organization that provides support for the promotion and realization of all human rights in the Arab region. The newsletter's May-August 2012 issue covers the Fund's recent activities, field visits, grants and more. In the current issue, AHRF Executive Director Dr. Elie Abouaoun addresses recent elections in the Arab world with supporters:

"The recent elections in Egypt and Libya have refocused the discussion on the impact of the Arab uprisings on the region. Changing a regime is not sufficient for -nor a guarantee of- a better future. Entrenched dictatorships do a lot of harm, including a systematic societal devastation that most countries of the region have experienced over the last five decades. Consequently, constructing new political systems that ignore the genuine political and social dynamics in favor of a simple mathematics of for and against the old regime is nothing but a hard blow to the nascent hopes of democracy in the region.

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