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  • Women in Kandahar Display Handicrafts, Call for Access to Markets Jul 1, 2013

    A three-day exhibition of local hand-made items recently concluded at the Kandahar Information and Culture department. The exhibition was inaugurated by Kandahar Governor, Dr Toryalai Wesa in the presence of heads of women affairs, information and culture, and other senior provincial dignitaries.

  • Afghan Women Participate in Herat Seminar to Boost Women’s Representation in Government Jun 10, 2013

    The Herat Provincial Governor Office and regional office of the Civil Service Commission launched a one day seminar for more than 100 female civil servants and members of civil society to increase the effectiveness of women in government and to support gender mainstreaming across the public service.

  • Returnee Afghan Women Reclaim Right to Shelter, Access Basic Services Feb 20, 2013

    Meet Hava. About eight years ago she returned from Iran with her husband and three sons. Reminiscing on the past, Hava says, “We had no means to reclaim our own land and were forced to rent a space with minimum amenities. We were continuously harassed by our landlord for not being able to pay the rent in time”. Just a couple of years back, the family was able to access the assistance for shelter for returnees and internally displaced persons provided by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). In 2012, Hava was able to move into her new home.

  • Afghan Civil Servants to be Trained in Inclusive Personnel Development and Admin Reform Feb 4, 2013

    UNDP’s National Institution Building Project (NIBP) is holding a Capacity Development workshop to strengthen inclusive and participatory capacity development, and promote universal UNDP principles among project staff and Afghanistan’s civil servants.

  • N-Peace Awards 2015: Press Coverage in Afghanistan

    The N-Peace Awards 2015 in New York this year, recognizing and profiling women and men leaders and peacebuilders creating change at the grassroots to national levels in Asia. We received a lot of news coverage in the respective countries of the winners.

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