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Shelter for Afghan women
Jan 13, 2010 A jointly established shelter by UN and Afghan Voices of Women has brought a glimmer of hope to many women who face domestic violence in Afghanistan. The refuge not only helps them find justice, but also provides employment opportunities and training in tailoring, carpet weaving and literacy.
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New schools bring hope to Afghan children
Jan 19, 2010 UNICEF in partnership with Sida is supporting education programmes in villages, by establishing new schools and providing teachers with training in post-conflict Afghanistan. Improving educational standards in schools have resulted in an increase in enrollments.
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Corruption impeding development in Afghanistan
Jan 20, 2010 According to a new UN report, Afghans paid $2.5 billion in bribes over the past 12 months, equivalent of almost one quarter of legitimate GDP. Experts feel that the emergence of criminal graft is bearing political, economic and even security consequences.
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Women's rights after Bonn
Dec 07, 2011 The recently concluded Bonn Summit will add a new thrust to the inclusion of women's rights in Afghanistan's peace process, hopes Zohra Moosa of ActionAid.
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Conflict displaces 280 families in northern Afghanistan
Jul 08, 2013 About 300 families have been displaced as a result of an ongoing operation in northern province of Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan: UN envoy calls people to join run-off vote
Jun 13, 2014 Two leading candidates from that round, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, are competing in the second round run-off.
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Nearly 13,000 families displaced near Afghan border
May 06, 2013 The United Nations emergency relief arm has warned that population displacement could surge amid Government military operations and ongoing fighting between rival armed groups in northern Pakistan, near the Afghan border.
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Promised in marriage, a young girl gets her childhood back
Aug 01, 2013 When her father sold her off to marry, a young Afghan girl pleaded not to leave her family. Only after intervention by community leaders was the arrangement reversed.
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UN envoy in Afghanistan meets on 2014 polls
Aug 30, 2013 Afghan authorities have recently approved a legal framework and appointed election commissioners under a new consultative process.
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US strikes in Afghanistan killed dozens
May 07, 2009 Red Cross has said that the US air strikes in Afghanistan’s Farah province on Tuesday killed dozens of civilians including women and children. Later American President Barack Obama described his meeting with Hamid Karzai and Asif Ali Zardari as "extraordinarily constructive."
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Afghan private schools seen as sign of hope
May 12, 2009 The emergence of private schools in Afghanistan is a sign of growing stability and optimism for the future. Despite all the shortcomings, the revival of education system in the country is considered one of the biggest achievements of the Karzai government.
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Afghanistan-Pakistan: A tough terrain for female scribes
May 19, 2009 The threat of Taliban has forced several women journalists in Afghanistan and Pakistan to switch to other vocations. Defying the odds, however, are a few brave women who continue to report on the conflict and raise awareness on sensitive issues.
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Child labourers in Afghanistan exposed to health hazards
May 28, 2009 Unhealthy working conditions inside Afghanistan’s coal mines are making child coal miners prone to varied health risks like injuries, respiratory and eye infections. A report highlights how illegal mines are using primitive methods, where health and environmental concerns are barely considered.
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Migrants from Afghanistan multiplying in the west
Jun 05, 2009 Facing insecurity and lack of economic opportunities at home, young Afghans are increasingly resorting to costly and perilous illegal migration to European and other developed countries. A UNHCR report says around 18,000 asylum-seekers have registered in as many as 44 countries in the West last year.
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Afghanistan wakes up to protect its cultural heritage
Jun 11, 2009 Afghanistan’s looted and smuggled artifacts seized at London’s Heathrow airport have been sent back to Kabul. The culture ministry has formed a special police force to help the country restore its cultural heritage by protecting it from homegrown looters and getting back its priceless collections from abroad.
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Global challenges need humanitarian solutions: Yves Daccord
Jan 23, 2015 Yves Daccord, Director General of ICRC, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that global cooperation can provide solutions to challenges like extremism, climate change and economic downturn.
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Why politics doesn’t lure Afghan women
Mar 12, 2011 Grappling with an uncertain future, women in Afghanistan have chosen the traditional patriarchal social structure over more contemporary (and radical) notions of gender cased politics and equality in the society. While trying to bring a gender-based revolution, donor nations kept overlooked conventional family dynamics governing the lives of these women.
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Why Afghan women remain wary of Taliban talks
Jun 24, 2011 As the world awaits the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, its women fear the ongoing negotiations with the Taliban. With no women representations in any of these talks, journalist Jeanne Bryer gets skeptical about women's rights in the future.
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Afghan women march against harassment
Jul 14, 2011 Most women in Afghanistan face street harassment on a daily basis discouraging them to leave their houses. A protest march in Kabul on Thursday, July 14 aims to raise awareness against the issue, activist Noorjahan Akbar reports.
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'Chastity' leading to women killings in Afghanistan
Oct 10, 2012 According to Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC), of the eighty women killed in the past six months, sixty per cent of those were considered chastity cases.
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Kandahar women obtain driving license
Aug 14, 2012 Seven women in Kandahar province, Afghanistan obtain driving license for the first time.
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Germany to provide assistance to Afghan universities
Aug 23, 2012 In a meeting with the Higher Education Minister of Kabul, German ambassador to Afghanistan promised assistance for education facilities in Nangarhar and Kandahar universities.
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Afghan refugees weigh options in Pakistan
Aug 27, 2012 Registration documents of around 1.7 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan are set to expire at the end of this year leaving their legal status in jeopardy. The governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have not decided on an arrangement for the refugees beyond that date.
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Neighbouring countries should respect rights of refugees, says Afghanistan
Aug 28, 2012 The oppressed people of Afghanistan, after witnessing three consecutive decades of imposed war and civil instabilities, resorted to migration to meet their daily expenses. This human tragedy is impacting the war-battered country, while hundreds of these migrants are victims of pathetic incidents of torture, and violence in oceans, jungles and detention centers of foreign countries.
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Afghan refugees ordered to leave Pakistan by year-end
Aug 30, 2012 The Government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has ordered all unregistered and illegal Afghan refugees to leave the country by Friday, August 31 or face legal action.
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Over 50,000 Afghan refugees return from exile in Pakistan, says UNHCR
Aug 31, 2012 More than 50,000 Afghan refugees have returned from exile in Pakistan and Iran so far, this year. From January-August, UNHCR helped an average of 213 refugees repatriate every day compared to 190 a year earlier.
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Afghanistan's minerals can bring prosperity
Oct 13, 2011 Anti-corruption campaigner Eleanor Nichol calls for transparency in governance and aid as Afghanistan gears up to extract $3 trillion worth of minerals over the next three years. Right systems in place can bring revenue benefits to its impoverished populace, she argues.
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Fighting in Pakistan’s Tirah Valley displaces 40,000 people
Apr 10, 2013 “People have suffered tremendously, escaping the violence and struggling for their lives,” said said Saeed Ullah Khan, country director of Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
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Afghanistan joins Kyoto Protocol
Apr 03, 2013 Afghanistan has taken another step towards implementing its national climate strategy by ratifying the Kyoto Protocol.
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ICRC warns of humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
Oct 10, 2012 The outgoing head of the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan, Reto Stocker, declared in Kabul that for ordinary Afghans the armed conflict in the country has taken a turn for the worse. Stocker is leaving Afghanistan after seven years in his current position.
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