The Coalition of Afghanistan Protesting Women (CAPW) says Mahbouba Seraj does not deserve to be a potential candidate for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.
The CAPW in a statement has asked Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) to remove Mahbouba Suraj’s name from the Nobel Peace Prize candidacy.
Peace Research Institute Oslo on Wednesday announced that Mahbouba Seraj and Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian human activist, currently living in Islamic Regime detention have been proposed for the prestigious prize to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.
The CAPW in a statement has asked Henrik Urdal, the director of Peace Research Institute Oslo, “Mahbouba Seraj has not made any substantial efforts to restore peace and freedom for Afghan women under the Taliban regime – nor has she done anything to help women participate in education, work or public life”.
It is also stated that Ms. Seraj has acted contrary to the demands of Afghanistan’s protesting women, and has turned to a well-known lobbyer for the Taliban regime inside Afghanistan and overseas.
The CAPW has asked the director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo and the selection committee members of Nobel Peace Prized not to undermine the values of the prestigious peace award and remove Mahbouba Suraj’s name from the candidacy list.
Mahbouba Seraj is a journalist, women’s rights activist, and founder and President of an organization named ‘Organization for Research in Peace and Solidarity’. She is one of the few women’s rights advocates who remained in Kabul after the Taliban’s takeover in August 2021 and supports resolving the issues with the Taliban regime through negotiations.
Peace Research Institute Oslo advocates negotiations with the Taliban and calls on the international community to pay extra attention to the dire humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.