Peace Keeping

Amandine is a Human Right lawyer. Her life changed after she met with the Dalai Lama at the age of 18. Following this meeting, Amandine studied human rights and wrote her political science thesis about the Panchen Lama, the youngest prisoner in the world kidnapped by the Chinese. The second life-changing event took place in September 2001 when Amandine was invited by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Afterwards, she decided to come back and commit herself to the country.

These experiences compelled her to pursue the path of peace building and conflict resolution. Till now, she has consulted with the United Nations Department of Peace keeping, European Commission, UNICEF, UNDP, UNESCO, UNWOMEN,  USAID, Reporter without Border, IOM and NDI in Asia (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, East Timor, India, Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal, Burma), Africa (Tunisia, Togo, Rwanda, Kenya, Angola, DRC), Europe (Armenia), and South America (Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Jamaica, Haiti). For the past 10 years, she has worked and lived on and off in Kabul.

Amandine holds an MD in International Relations and an LM in Political Science (France), an MA in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (Spain), and has also formally studied Media and International
Development (Italy), Gender Mainstreaming (USA), Nonviolent communication (France), Peace Education (Costa Rica) and Leadership (USA).

Amandine’s current peace building efforts focus on democracy, election, human rights, freedom of expression, education, media awareness, gender equality, and youth empowerment as means for attaining non-violence.

Amandine is member and advisor of the Afghanistan International Human Rights Film Festival and board director in charge of humanitarian project of Better World Forum.