UNDP Afghanistan, together with the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) and the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MOIA) held the graduation ceremony of its Master of Arts in Education and Law… Read more
Suhaila Qadery, 24, had a lifelong dream of studying in a top university in the west and getting a high-quality education. But as a young woman in Afghanistan, it was never going to be easy.
In… Read more
“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… Read more
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… Read more
Zuhal is only the second young woman in her family who is pursuing higher education and a career. Most women in her family have settled down to marry and raise children straight after school. Read more
“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. Read more
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… Read more
The first batch of students who have completed the Master’s Programme in Gender and Women’s studies at Kabul University have just received their diplomas.
The 22 students (15 women and seven men)… Read more