Despite its natural beauty, until recently, Sang-e-Nawishta had its share of problems. Villagers did not have access to clean water, and had to drink from a polluted canal. This led to high levels of disease.
For Atifa Faizi, graduating from Afghanistan's first Master’s programme in Gender Equality and Women's Rights has opened up a world of possibilities.
Mohammad Rafi Sediqi, a reporter with Ariana News, remembers how difficult it used to be to file a news report about the work of the Meshrano Jirga.
For Majid, the problems were just beginning. “Not long after mom died, I started to have difficulties in breathing, coughing, as well as back and chest pain,” he remembers.
Mina Naibkhil is a 21-year old Afghan woman studying art at Kabul University. Her paintings reflect her view of women’s life in Afghanistan, and draw on imagery of a world in which women are bold and empowered.
Malalai Noori, 19, lives in Paktia province in east Afghanistan, a conservative area where many families do not allow their girls to go to school.
Gul Pari, a 37-year old mother of five, arrived in Kabul eight years ago. Her circumstances were difficult.

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31.7%

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35.8%

of population living below the national poverty line

17.5

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