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Master’s Programme Opens A World of Possibilities

For Attifa Faizy, graduating from Afghanistan's first Master’s programme in Gender Equality and Women's Rights has opened up a world of possibilities.  


A Picture of Progress

Mina Naibkhil is a 21-year old Afghan woman studying art at Kabul University. Her paintings reflect her view of women’s life in Afghanistan, and draw on imagery of a world in which women are bold and…  


“Better Health for a Better Life” Herat Multidrug-Resistant TB Ward Saves Lives

Abdul Majid’s mother was sick for ten years. However, because of limited access to health facilities in their remote village, she was not able to get the treatment she needed for her form of…  


Ayan Beg: Poacher Turned Gamekeeper

Ayan started hunting in the mountains with his father when he was 14 years old. Now 36, he is working for the Wildlife Conservation Society, and his job is to protect animals instead of kill them.  


Malalai: Learning to Save Lives

Malalai Noori, 19, lives in Paktia province in east Afghanistan, a conservative area where many families do not allow their girls to go to school.  


Pilawary Farm: Helping Women Grow out of Poverty

Gul Pari, a 37-year old mother of five, arrived in Kabul eight years ago.  


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,…  


Toryalai: A Migrant’s Story

On March 12, representatives from UNDP, the Australian Government and the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) visited AliceGhan township, located 30 kilometers north of Kabul,…  


Energy Experts of the Future

Hasan Mahdi, 22, in his last year studying at the engineering faculty at the University of Kabul, has just learned some new scientific skills.  


Windows of Happiness

Nafisa is a 42-year-old woman from Zinda Jan district in Herat, Afghanistan, married, with five daughters and two sons.  

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