The Civil Society and Human Rights Network (CSHRN) aims to contribute to a society based on democracy and the rule of law in accordance with human rights, where all people are aware of their rights and dare to claim them through the rule of law. To this end, CSHRN is working to establish a capable human rights movement. By this it aims at increasing the understanding and the respect for human rights and the rule of law for everybody in Afghanistan.
The Civil Society and Human Rights network consists of 58 Afghan organizations which are active in the promotion of human rights. The member organizations have so far all their main offices in Kabul but have representatives also in other regions of Afghanistan. Besides its member organizations, CSHRN works together with over one hundred partner organizations in different regions of Afghanistan.
The overall decision making body of the network is the General Assembly, which consists of the representatives of all member organizations. It develops and updates the strategy CSHRN has chosen to develop a strong human rights movement in Afghanistan.
In addition, it conducts at least one yearly meeting, where it discusses the activities carried out by CSHRN during the past year and elects the CSHRN Board.