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Access to higher education to unleash potential in Afghan women

The Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Michael Raynor, Afghanistan’s Minister of Higher Education (MoHE) Dr. Farida Momand, Minister of Women’s Affairs H.E. Delbar Nazari, Minister of Labor, Social Affairs,  Martyrs & Disabled H.E.

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NUG working on establishing the first women’s university in Kabul

First Lady Rula Ghani announced on Wednesday that the National Unity Government had been working to build the first-ever women’s university in capital Kabul. Addressing a press conference in Kabul, Rula Ghani said the initiative would help girls who are

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First USAID Promote scholarships awarded

A group of young Afghan women was selected as the inaugural recipients of the USAID-funded Promote Scholarships program. Five women already studying at the American University of Afghanistan and eight women who will travel to the American University of Central

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MoU on Afghan women empowerment program signed between President Ghani and USAID

President Ashraf Ghani and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Promoting Gender Equity in National Priority Program (“Promote”) that seeks to advance opportunities for thousands of Afghan women to help them

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US will not abandon Afghan women

Twelve years ago this week, the Taliban regime retreated from Kabul. Children were finally free to fly kites, women emerged from behind their burqas and girls could again dream of going to school. Women and girls have made hard-won advancements.

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Japan pledges USD 20 million in aid to Afghan Education Ministry

Japanese government has pledged USD 20.34 million in aid to Afghan Ministry of Education over the next three years for the implementation of the third phase of Enhancement of Literacy in Afghanistan Program. With a grant from the Government of

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Internet café and library opened for Afghan women in Mazar-e-Sharif

A free internet café and a library have been opened for Afghan female students in Mazar-e-Sharif. Funded by the German and American government, the facilities are establishment at a cost of USD 24,000. The library consists of over 1,500 books

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Afghan female university enrollment stands at 19%- reveals World Bank’s report

According to  recent report by the World Bank, only 19% of the total students enrolled in higher education institutions were females. Lack of proper education facilities and opportunities for females is the prime reason behind the stratification between male and

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Afghan female university enrollment stands at 19%- reveals World Bank's report

According to  recent report by the World Bank, only 19% of the total students enrolled in higher education institutions were females. Lack of proper education facilities and opportunities for females is the prime reason behind the stratification between male and

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Sixty Afghan Women Graduate From Women In Government Internship Program

Sixty Afghan women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship (WIG) Program in Kabul on Wednesday. These women completed six-month internships at the Ministry of Finance’s Customs Directorate, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the Ministry

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Afghan men and women complete vocational training courses in Helmand

As many as 4,500 Afghans completed vocational training courses on English language, computer science, tailoring and electronic skills in Helmand province. Funded by the UK government, the 16 training centers were offered to both men and women in the provincial

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School for female health workers opened in Mehtarlam, Laghman

A new school for Community Health Nursing Education in the provincial capital Mehtarlam, Laghman, was inaugurated on Thursday 7 February 2013. Twenty four girls from remote districts of the province have been enrolled and they have started their 24 months

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Resource Center for Afghan women in Balkh

A Women’s Resource Center was inaugurated in Balkh on Tuesday to help Afghan women seek education in English language and internet usage. Many girls and women in the city had remained deprived of seeking such education, as their family would

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Scholarships available for 25 Afghan female candidates

Ministry of Higher Education – As usual the Asian University for Women (Bangladesh) has generously offered 25 scholarships for Afghan female candidates for the year 2013. These scholarships are being communicated through the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) and the

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