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Malnutrition is a terrible burden for Afghan women: WFP
Sep 11, 2012 The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the launch of a new aid partnership targeting millions of Afghans with more nutritious foods, as part of ongoing efforts to improve the level of vitamin and mineral deficiency in the Central Asian country.
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Afghans to advance policy reform agenda on developmental issues
Sep 10, 2012 More than 250 Afghans, including leaders from civil society organisations and members of Parliament, will gather in Kabul on September 24 and 25 to outline advocacy plans related to five key policy areas, including women’s rights, government accountability and economic development, Counterpart International announced.
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Afghan refugees sewing up a new life in Iran
Jun 20, 2009 A UNHCR funded project has trained thousands of Afghani women in Iran in tailoring, language and computers. Learning to become self-sufficient, these women refugees are now encouraging their daughters to get educated.
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Tree project takes root in Afghanistan
Aug 21, 2009 A tree-planting project launched by an all-women local council in central Afghanistan is helping to build a green environment. With support from WFP, local women have planted around 2,500 saplings.
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Healthy, hygienic schools for Afghan kids
May 30, 2011 Access to safe drinking water and good sanitation is a major challenge in remote Afghanistan. UNICEF and the Government of Finland have set up water pumps and hygienic toilets in schools to ensure health of the children.
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Afghan girls at the forefront of education
Jul 20, 2011 Reopening of Kabul’s school brings hope for girls who experienced dire standards of education under Taliban rule. The government, international aid agencies, students, teachers and parents have joined hands to rebuild quality education.
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No strategy for aid? Expert slams donors on Afghanistan
Feb 15, 2013 Concerns about fraud, waste and abuse in Afghanistan’s development initiatives linger, weakening public support in donor nations for continuously high levels of assistance, writes Louie-An Pilapil.
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Afghanistan urged to guarantee journalists’ safety
Mar 12, 2013 Reporters Without Borders has shown concern about an increase in harassment and violence against journalists and sanctions against news media in Afghanistan.
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Negotiating peace through 'jirgah of the air'
Nov 20, 2008 Despite numerous attempts by NATO-led forces to win the hearts and minds of Afghans, the distrust and fear among local populations is only growing. Gordon Adam of Media Support Solutions says radio can bring the message of peace for they relate positively when communicated as equals.
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Afghan women up in arms against controversial law
Apr 20, 2009 Afghanistan’s new controversial law that gives legal sanctity to marital rape and restricts women's right to work outside homes has caused severe backlash. Journalist Anand Gopal reports more on the outcry against the draconian measure, in a country where discrimination remains an entrenched part of women’s lives.
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Candid camera shooting Afghani women
Jul 11, 2009 Nelofer Pazira, an Afghan-Canadian filmmaker tries to find out men and women’s relationship with the camera that alternates between fear, wariness, curiosity, courtship or all of these. She locates this uneasiness in the Afghan society's conservative social mores, writes V. Radhika.
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'Killing a woman is like killing a bird in Afghanistan'
Jul 14, 2009 Afghan parliamentarian and women’s rights activist Malalai Joya personifies courage and serenity. In an interview, she discusses the plight of her countrywomen and remembers several other brave women who laid their lives fighting for freedom and equality.
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'Voter cynicism should not be mistaken for apathy'
Sep 04, 2009 Amidst allegations of fraud in the presidential elections in Afghanistan, the very wisdom of having a democratic system for the country has come under cloud. Raja Karthikeya, an international observer for the elections, says that it is important to restore people’s faith in democracy by rectifying the fraudulent practices.
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You can be put to death for atheism in 13 nations: study
Dec 11, 2013 According to a new report, the non-religious are discriminated against, or outright persecuted, in most countries of the world.
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No amnesty for Taliban crimes
Nov 27, 2012 Human Rights Watch has advised against trading talks with Taliban for immunity from prosecution.
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Afghanistan’s opium driven GDP
Nov 21, 2007 Opium accounts for more than half of Afghanistan's GDP (at 53%) in 2007, says UNODC's recent Afghan Opium Survey. The total export value of opiates produced and trafficked from the country hit $4 billion this year, of which three-quarters have been made by drug traffickers and insurgents, says Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of UNODC.
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UN and the Afghan government urge for aid
Jan 25, 2008 Food crisis in Afghanistan is deepening by the day. Afghan government has expressed its inability to tackle the food insecurity on its own and has appealed together with the UN for US $ 80 million assistance to avert this humanitarian tragedy.
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UN to stay in Afghanistan, says Ban Ki-moon
Apr 04, 2008 UN Secretary-General has assured Afghanistan that his agency will not move out of the country as long as development needs of the strive-torn nation are not met. He warned that the cost of disengagement would be far greater than the cost of engagement and underlined the need for continued effort by international community.
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"Afghan women will continue to live in fear, oppression": Samira Hamidi
Feb 26, 2011 Samira Hamidi, director of the Afghan Women Network, an umbrella organisation of women NGOs in Afghanistan talks about what work is being done by her organisation to empower Afghan women, and the challenges they face in doing so - from government opposition to life threats. She expresses her concern about the political scenario in the country and how women long for an equal status with the men.
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Afghanistan: Female volunteers make healthcare services accessible in villages
May 30, 2013 The Afghan Red Crescent Society has adopted an integrated methodology to addressing health issues – the community-based health and first aid (CBHFA) approach.
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First Afghan woman governor wins Magsaysay
Jul 25, 2013 Habiba Sarabi was honoured for helping build a functioning local government and pushing for education and women's rights in Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan plans to stop child soldiers with a ‘road map’
Aug 04, 2014 Afghanistan recently endorsed a ‘road map’ for putting an end to child recruitment in the strife torn country.
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Long road ahead for Afghan women
Jan 02, 2013 The overall effort by the Afghan government to promote women’s rights has fallen far short of what it should, but no one can question the challenges that the staff of the Department of Women’s Affairs office face, working every day to help women in often insecure provinces in a country where many view women’s rights as an affront to Islam and to national sovereignty.
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IOM seeks $303 million for humanitarian projects
Jan 23, 2013 In order to implement various humanitarian emergency projects, some of which were initiated in 2012, IOM is appealing to donors for USD 303 million for humanitarian projects in 2013.
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‘60-80 per cent Afghan marriages are forced’
Oct 08, 2012 Apart from the cultural, social and economic factors responsible for persistence of adolescent and child marriages in Afghanistan, some clerics also use certain interpretations of Islamic texts to justify this traditional practice.
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US supports India's constructive role in Afghanistan
Feb 20, 2013 The United States expressed appreciation for India's leading role in developing regional trade in Afghanistan.
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Civilian casualties in Afghanistan decreased in 2012
Feb 20, 2013 Civilian casualties in Afghanistan’s armed conflict decreased for the first time in six years, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said while releasing its 2012 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict prepared in coordination with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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