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Equator Prize Winner Gets Global Recognition
Jan 6, 2016
Rural Green Environment Organization, a local environmental initiative in Badakshan wins the Equator 2015 prize. The Equator Prize is awarded to 20 outstanding initiatives across the world for advancing innovative solutions for people and nature.
Street Harassment in Afghanistan, More Work Needed
Dec 21, 2015
Foreign Policy article on how more needs to be done to prevent street harassment of women in Afghanistan.
Human Rights Day 2015 Press Coverage
Dec 10, 2015
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, UNDP Country Director, Douglas Keh, praised Afghanistan for new laws promoting human rights. But the work goes on. “I would like to see Afghanistan do more,” he added. “And I would like to encourage the UN to do more to help Afghanistan.”
UNDP Speaks Out Over Human Rights Violations
Dec 10, 2015
The United Nations Development Program's (UNDP) country director for Afghanistan Douglas Keh on Wednesday raised concerns over human rights violations in Afghanistan.
Afghan Community Police
Dec 1, 2015
UNDP launches the results of a survey in eight provinces to gauge perceptions on security, justice, governance, police performance and the role of policewomen.
IDLG, UNDP launch new local governance project
Nov 17, 2015
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan on Sunday launched a new five-year project that will strengthen government institutions at provincial and district levels to deliver improved public services.
First Lady Urges Bigger Role For Women In Security Institutions
Nov 14, 2015
Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani on Saturday stressed the need for women within security institutions to play a bigger role in safeguarding the nation – and women in particular. Addressing delegates at the second conference of policewomen councils in Kabul, Rula Ghani called on all female police officers to make a strong effort to ensure the safety of women in the country.
Afghan capital university unlikely host for women's studies program
Oct 29, 2015
A group of Afghan students gathered on the leafy campus of Kabul University this week to embark on an unlikely course - the country's first Master's degree in gender and women's studies.
Kabul University launches nation's first women and gender studies program
Oct 18, 2015
It's what many Afghan women were denied by years of war and Taliban repression. That includes opportunities to get an education, not to mention chances to explore fully what women do and can offer their society.
Two Afghan Women Reclaim Their Lives After Beating a Severe Type of Tuberculosis
Jul 23, 2015
Kabul, Afghanistan— A tiny woman with sunken eyes and her head covered with a scarf waits patiently in a queue to take her medicine for tuberculosis (TB). Benafsha Mamonyar is in her early twenties and always dreamed of becoming a teacher. But this dream fell apart when she was 18 and contracted TB from a classmate in her hometown, Pulekhumri, a city in northeastern Afghanistan.