Counterspeech efforts in Afghanistan

Our counterspeech efforts in Afghanistan have reached over 13.5MM people to date. Explore this page to learn about local initiatives, campaigns, and partners in your community.

P2P: Facebook Global Digital Challenge

P2P has reached more than 200 million people through campaigns run by 6,500 students from 375 universities in 75 countries.

The following universities and organizations in Afghanistan have participated in the program: Awareness for Afghanistan Organization, Jawozjan University, Balkh University, Hairatan Professional Training Center, Karwan Educational Center, Laal-u Anar Foundation, Araia University, Kandahar University, and Kawun Higher Institute of Education.

Learn More

Islam Says No to Extremism, Laal-u Anar Foundation

Kandahar, Afghanistan
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Empowering positive stances against extremism through counter messages

This campaign focused on spreading the values of moderation, reconciliation, tolerance, and coexistence while encouraging people to take positive stances against extremism. The team behind the campaign created a directory of statements from verses of the Quran to counter messages from extremists, and encouraged religious leaders and scholars to challenge Islamic extremism by speaking out in their communities and promoting tolerance. The strategies used to spread the group's message included live TV programs (on local, national, and international channels), radio messaging through local stations, and social media campaigns that included activities like an essay writing competition and blood donation drive.


people reached

1st Place

Facebook Global Digital Challenge

Want to get involved? Interested in learning more? We'd love to hear from you.

Contact Us

Contact us

If you have questions about our counterspeech initiatives and resources, or would like to tell us about counterspeech you created on Facebook, please reach out to start the conversation using the form below. All fields are required.

To help personalize content, tailor and measure ads, and provide a safer experience, we use cookies. By clicking or navigating the site, you agree to allow our collection of information on and off Facebook through cookies. Learn more, including about available controls: Cookies Policy