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“Women Weekend Market” kicks off in Kabul University

The “Women Weekend Market“, a three-day business exhibition for women, has kicked off in Kabul University. Organized and funded by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s program for Sustainable Economic Development and Employment Promotion (SEDEP), the show provides a platform to more than

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Afghan female entrepreneur hopes to promote domestic products

Female entrepreneur Kubra Dastagerzada started her food business four years ago with the hope to promote domestic products. She produces pickles and jams and sells them at local markets. Dastagerzada started her business with only 50,000 AFN in her house

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Leading Afghan female entrepreneur Kamela Sediqi appointed as Deputy Minister of Commerce

Kamela Sediqi, a leading Afghan female entrepreneur, is appointed as the new deputy minister of Commerce. Abdul Salam Rahimi, Director-General of Administrative Office of the President, introduced Sediqi and expressed hope that her appointment would result in positive changes in

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Afghan Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industries to be established soon

The Leading Entrepreneurs of Afghanistan for Development (LEAD) are soon going to establish the Afghan Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industries–its first in the history of Afghanistan. The High Economic Council approved the proposal for establishment of this vital institution

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Women’s handicrafts exhibition kicks off in Kabul

Afghan businesswomen will display their products at a three-day exhibition in Kabul starting on Wednesday. Hosted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) at the Aria City Faz, more than 36 women-led enterprises will display clothes, jewelry, agricultural products,

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Bibi Khadija Award recognizes Afghan women’s contribution in business arena

Founded by entrepreneur Manizha Wafiq and Peace Through Business Network-Afghanistan has founded Bibi Khadija Award to recognize Afghan women entrepreneurs and role models in the business sector. The Award was launched at the celebration of the International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

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Programs for Afghan women’s career development and business growth

The International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development (ICAWED) has launched a series of training programs aimed at career development and business growth of Afghan women. The training courses include Women in Business Management/Leadership, Business Planning, Brnading & Packaging and

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Foreign imports hurting Afghan women's business in Balkh

A number of businesswomen in Balkh have complained about the influx of imported goods hurting their business. According to the provincial Women’s Affairs Department, over 10,000 women run industries in Balkh and have active roles in business activities. However, the

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Foreign imports hurting Afghan women’s business in Balkh

A number of businesswomen in Balkh have complained about the influx of imported goods hurting their business. According to the provincial Women’s Affairs Department, over 10,000 women run industries in Balkh and have active roles in business activities. However, the

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Handicraft market for Afghan women inaugurated in Helmand

A handicraft market for women has been opened in southern Helmand province. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Deputy Governor Ahmad Masood Bakhtawar said the market was constructed at a cost of USD 466,000 with financial collaboration from the Department of Counter-narcotics.

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Afghan women’s handicrafts are put on display in Baghlan province

Handicrafts of Afghan businesswomen have been put on display in one of the hotels in Pul-e-Khumri, capital city of Baghlan province. The exhibition is held by the Empowerment Center for Women (ECW). “The purpose of this exhibition is to promote

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Afghan women’s handicraft business goes bankrupt in Badakhshan

Dozens of Afghan women’s handicraft businesses have gone bankrupt in Badakhshan due to lack of a market for their products. Badakhshan’s women activists have warned that many businesswomen will lose their jobs if the government does not address the issue

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Afghan businesswoman signs agreements with 11 international companies on fruit exports

Afghanistan businesswoman, Kamila Seddiqi, signed 11 agreements with international companies on exports of fruits from Afghanistan. This followed after her participation at a business fair in Dubai, where 30 Afghans, including six women, were brought in contact with several international

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Exhibition of Afghan women’s handicrafts in an ISAF camp

Hundreds of handicrafts made by Afghan women were sold at an exhibition held in a military camp of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). “We came to the exhibition with 4-5 bags filled with our products, and we are leaving

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Afghan women engaged in saffron business

Negin Saffron is the brand name and registered trademark of The Afghan Women’s Saffron Association (AWSA), which is an umbrella organization of several women, that led saffron growers and processers in the Herat province. AWSA consist of over 1000 of

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Afghan women’s business flourished by small loans

A number of Afghan women have achieved impressive progress in their business using the small loans provided to them. Small loans ranging from 25,000 AFN to 250,000 AFN are made available through four representatives of the Microfinance Bank operating in

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US Embassy %5million Aid to Afghan Businesswomen

US Embassy in Kabul announced a USD 5 million (249 million Afs) in aid for economic development of Afghan businesswomen. The embassy’s coordinating director for Development and Economic Affairs spoke at a news conference about the importance of businesswomen for

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