Our voices

Victims in our database

Afghanistan Memory Home adopts a victim-centered approach, ensuring that the database design and content are shaped around the needs, priorities, and perspectives of those who have endured violence. This approach ensures that the voices of the victims and survivors take center stage, allowing them to directly contribute their narratives. By placing victims in control of their own stories, we aim to foster empowerment, authenticity, and a genuine representation of their experiences.

The Human Cost Map

Incidents' Geographical Distribution

Memory Boxes

In 2011, AHRDO launched a memorialization project to salvage, protect and share memories and the stories of Afghan war victims. The concept of memorialization was objectified through the physical construction of Memory Boxes.

Through facilitated workshops, the survivors — family members and relatives of the war victims — constructed metal and wooden boxes with technical assistance of AHRDO, collected personal objects and stories of the war victims and deposited them in the Memory Boxes.

This memorialization work, over the course of one decade, during which thousands of survivors took part, has led to the construction of 700 Memory Boxes with more than 15000 personal objects and stories.

Sakhidad Hedayat

Memory Box

Qudrartullah

Memory Box

Sultan Ahmad Sohrab

Memory Box

Kowsar Qubadian

Memory Box

Hawagul

Memory Box

Ramazan and Abdul Hamid

Memory Box