Founder's Note

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am thrilled to announce the relaunch of INSAN. Our non-profit intellectual organization was unfortunately forced to shut down two years ago due to the taking over of Kabul by Taliban forces. After much hard work and dedication, we are excited to be operational again and continue our mission of promoting humanism through media, education, and research. We believe in equality, liberty, and diversity and strive to build a prosperous and enlightened society.

INSAN celebrates globally recognized ethics, principles, equality and diversity, benefiting humanity in terms of development, security, and democracy in the civilized world. We value freedom of speech, free will, choice and humanistic values through education, human rights and civil rights initiatives. Simultaneously, we consider the scientific, technological, educational and economic achievements and contributions that seek to address the most pressing problems and increase the quality of life.

Furthermore, we strive to promote inclusive individual and collective freedoms through the promotion of arts, music, theater, and technology. We aim to ensure everyone is entitled to all rights and freedoms regardless of race, color, sex, language, religion, political views, national or social origin, property, or birth. We emphasize that no distinction shall be made based on the political, jurisdictional, or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether independent, under trust, non-self-governing, or subject to any other limitation of sovereignty. We strongly support international cooperation, multiculturalism, nonviolence, and tolerance with a humanistic focus.

INSAN's vital role is to revive Afghanistan's historically peaceful and lead us toward a renewal of our peaceful history while addressing the current challenges of terrorism, fundamentalism, and religious fanaticism. Most importantly, we aim to ensure the contribution of Afghan women and scholars to modern civilization.

The physical appearance of the INSAN organization results from discussions, consultations, and debates with several national and international scholars. Most importantly, suppressed intellectuals in Afghanistan believed that they lacked a proper platform to express their views and thoughts.

Our new strategic framework, "INSAN in Exile," will enable us to serve humanity in all possible and ethical ways. Our team is committed to providing a platform for thinkers and creators from diverse backgrounds to share their ideas and insights. In the coming months, we will host a series of events, talks, and workshops to engage with our community and explore the pressing issues facing our world.

We are grateful for the support of our friends and partners who have stood by us during these challenging times. We are eager to reconnect with our members and supporters and to welcome new faces into our community.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to embarking on this new chapter of our journey with you. I hope one day we will have the chance to return to our country, which requires more intellectual and academic attention than other places and times.

MANANA and Best Wishes,

Fahim Karim
Founder, INSAN