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Ghorak Villagers See Improvement in Development and Governance

The Afghan government provided significant medical and humanitarian relief efforts in Ghorak district, Kandarhar province, March 3-6. Approximately 14 Afghan women walked as far as 9 km in cold temperatures from Janabad, Baghe Mehrab, Shah Karez, and Kapkak villages to

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District Minister conducts teacher workshop for Afghan women in his home

Paktika Province-Sar Howzah District Minister of Education (DMoE), Mohammed Iqbal, organized and conducted a teacher workshop for 10 women in his home, Feb. 28-March 9. His training increased the number of teachers by 300 percent in the area.  The DMoE

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Damages caused by the recent snow in northern Afghanistan

This year’s heavy snowfall destroyed millions of trees of almond, peach and apricot and other fruits in the northern and north eastern parts of Afghanistan. People’s herds that were in the mountains suffered severely as well. According to Abdul Rahim,

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Zinat Karzai, Afghanistan's 'invisible' first lady

She has been called Afghanistan’s invisible first lady. Zinat Karzai, the 43-year-old wife of Hamid Karzai, is rarely seen in public, prompting criticism that she is not doing enough to further the cause of women’s rights in her country. This

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Zinat Karzai, Afghanistan’s ‘invisible’ first lady

She has been called Afghanistan’s invisible first lady. Zinat Karzai, the 43-year-old wife of Hamid Karzai, is rarely seen in public, prompting criticism that she is not doing enough to further the cause of women’s rights in her country. This

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US government pledges aid to ARCS

The US government granted USD 250,000 to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) as per request of the Afghan Embassy in Washington D.C., reported officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aid would be distributed to war victims, widowed

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