Matiullah was two and a half years old, lying in her mother’s arms, when the rocket hit. Accompanied by a deafening blast, the ceiling collapsed on them in a shower of wood and earth. They could see nothing in the clouds of dust.
On the first day of Ramadan, an auspicious day, Mr. Abdallah Al Dardari started his new role as Resident Representative for United Nations Development Programme in Afghanistan.
One of the biggest challenges of building a career is finding the experience in the workplace to make yourself an attractive candidate for a job. It is especially difficult if you are a young woman in a country like Afghanistan, trying to make your mark in a society traditionally dominated by men.
Khojasta Sameyee , Mary Akrami and Muqadasa Ahmadzai, three activists for peace in Afghanistan, have won the 2018 N-Peace awards, in three different categories.
“I told them I wanted to join the police so that I could do more important things for myself and other women.” says Gulafrooz Ebtekar, a police officer in Afghanistan.
UNDP launches Hack4Integrity hackathon event in Kabul
Imagine a situation where just going to school puts your life at risk. Under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, this was the situation for Nilab Aria and many others. In second grade, she had to be homeschooled by her mother.

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31.7%

of Afghans are literate

35.8%

of population living below the national poverty line

17.5

is the median age in Afghanistan

8.3%

of people uses internet

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