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Mission Impossible: Nazia and Her Dreams

“Who would marry a short girl like her? Look at her legs. Why did you come, it’s better you stayed at home.” This is what Nazia, who was born with a disability, hears from people whenever she goes…  


A New Approach to the Poppy Problem

Napoleon Navarro, UNDP Afghanistan’s Senior Deputy Resident Representative, shares his view on how we can find new ways to eradicate poppy problem.  


Another Chance at Life for Matiullah

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…  


New Batch of Female Officers Join the Ranks of Afghan Police after Graduating from Training in Turkey

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…  


Three Afghan Women Were Able to Win the N-Peace Award 2018

The annual N-Peace Awards shine a spotlight on extraordinary activists, campaigners, and advocates in Asia and the Pacific who are championing the role of women in peacebuilding efforts and working to…  


Projects with Multiple Effects: Newly Inaugurated Service Delivery and Revenue Generation

On 12 March 2019, the Deputy Minister for Municipalities, Mr. Abdul Baqi Popal, and the Provincial Governor of Kapisa, Mr Abdul Latif Murad inaugurated four Service delivery projects: Mobile Citizen…  


Shaking Things Up

On 7th March 2019, The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of Afghanistan and UNDP jointly celebrated International Women’s Day 2019 with a National Conference studying the status of women in Afghanistan.  


Breaking Boundaries as a Police Officer

“The day my family was celebrating my entry to the Faculty of Literature, I announced that I no longer wanted to study in that field,” says Gulafrooz Ebtekar, a police officer in Afghanistan.  


Using Tech to Combat Corruption in Afghanistan

In partnership with Blockchain Learning Group, a Canadian-based Blockchain company that provides education and acceleration programs globally, UNDP Afghanistan brought together over 100 technology…  


On the Road to Equality

Farzana is a 23-year old graphic design student at Kabul University. She is also an activist campaigning for women’s rights.  

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