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"Parwaaz" Painting Festival for International Women's Day

The United Nations in Afghanistan organized a painting competition in Kabul for artists from all over the country. About fifty-seven artists participated. This festival marked International Women's…  


RUKHSHANA – a Theater Performance Based on a True Story

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Afghanistan organized Rukshana, a theatre performance based on the true story of an Afghan woman who has suffered through violence and emerged as an…  


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…  


International Volunteer Day Marked in Kabul

To mark International Volunteer Day, hundreds of school and university students, members of the association for the blind, civil society activists, residents and shopkeepers participated in a…  


First-Ever Class of Gender and Women’s Studies Programme Graduated from Kabul University.

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)…  


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…  


What type of world do I want to live in by 2030?

Last Sunday, at the Social Good Summit, held at the Park Star Hotel, Kabul, the youth of Afghanistan brought the future of the country into focus. UNDP Afghanistan, in partnership with the Youth for…  


Youth Against Malaria: Educating the Young to Save Lives

More than 100 high school students attended an awareness-raising TV show about malaria in Kabul recently. The show was organized by UNDP and hosted by Educational TV, one of Afghanistan’s leading TV…  


Dreams Soar: Afghan-American Pilot Shaesta Inspires Young Women around the World

Shaesta Waiz, a professional Afghan-American pilot, has been flying solo around the world to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) among girls. She kicked off her journey from…  


Afghanistan's 'Hill of Widows' Live in a World Apart

Kabul (AFP) - The first women settled on this stony slope outside Kabul in the 1990s hoping to escape the stigma those like them are forced to endure. Today it is known as Afghanistan's 'hill of…  

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