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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.  


Revamped Law and Order Trust Fund Aims to Support Entire Afghan Rule of Law Sector

The new LOTFA will cover the entire justice sector in Afghanistan, including police, courts and corrections, creating more opportunities for synergies and cross-cutting approaches. It will provide the…  


Nilab’s Unwavering Spirit: Volunteering for Change

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…  


The Winners of 2018 N-Peace Awards are…

A young activist campaigning for peace in Afghanistan are among the winners of this year’s N-Peace Awards, given out by the United Nations Development Programme in Asia and the Pacific.  


Awakening from a Nightmare

Parwana is a young woman living in Mazar-e Sharif of Balkh province. Unfortunately, she became one of millions of women around the world who experience domestic violence.  


Media Pool; Bridging Media on Access to Information

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 (Upper House of the Afghan Parliament).  


A Step Towards A Safer Afghanistan: 242 Female Officers Graduate from Police Training in Turkey

This week 242 female police officers - 150 new recruits and 86 currently serving - graduated from a four-month intensive police training course in Sivas, Turkey.  


RUKHSHANA – How an Abused Young Afghan Woman Found Access to Justice

Rukshana (name changed) is a young woman who lives in Herat province, Afghanistan. When she was 12 years old, she was forced to marry a 50-year-old man. She was then forbidden to visit her parents,…  


Afghan Police to Get Pay Rise

The Afghan police will get a five percent pay rise to alleviate the effects of current inflation rates and make police salaries more in line with those of other civil service employees. The rise in…  


Bridging the Gap: MOI and UNDP to Strengthen Police-Community Partnership:

Supported by UNDP, the Ministry of Interior held a two-day national conference to strengthen police and community partnerships. Over 500 participants attended the event, including senior government…  

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