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Afghanistan’s future is not that bleak

Let’s go back a decade and remind ourselves of what Afghanistan was like then. It was the regime of Taliban- a period when human rights had no existence, darkness had replaced education, misery had taken over hope and extremism had

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USAID spends more than USD 2bn annually in Afghanistan

United States Agency for International Development has spent billions of dollars in various sectors of Afghanistan since the past decade. The agency is currently financing hundreds of major infra projects in the country. Alex Thier, USAID assistant administrator to Pakistan

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ISAF ensures Afghan women economic empowerment

At a gathering regarding women’s social and economic lives at Camp Marmal in Balkh on Wednesday, Deputy Commander of Regional Comman North Brig. Gen. John Bullard held out assurance on behalf of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to help

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Afghan women interested in cultivation of saffron in Jawzjan province

Lately, dozens of residents in the district of Aaqcha and city of Sheberghan, who have been provided with the opportunity of learning about the cultivation of saffron, have begun practical work on the cultivation and fostering of saffron. Officials say

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Afghan women handicraft exhibition

Ministry of Information and Culture held a 3-day exhibition of hundreds of fine arts, decoration items and handicrafts on Monday in Kabul. Ghulam Nabi Farahi, deputy of tourism in the Ministry of Information and Culture, emphasized on the importance of

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Afghan women face sack at Kabul’s factory

Sarco Abad factory, a rare women-only factory in Kabul, will soon lose its Nato contract to make military uniforms to the Afghan government. Afghan government officials claim they can buy the uniforms more cheaply from China or Pakistan. The factory’s

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Afghan women face sack at Kabul's factory

Sarco Abad factory, a rare women-only factory in Kabul, will soon lose its Nato contract to make military uniforms to the Afghan government. Afghan government officials claim they can buy the uniforms more cheaply from China or Pakistan. The factory’s

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Afghan Parliament Approves Plans for Maintaining Women Education

Plans designed to increase and sustain training and education of Afghan girls in schools and universities have been passed by the parliament on Saturday. A number of MPs aim to bring up the percentage of women receiving higher education to

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Afghan women should be part of country’s future development- Hillary Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once again underscored the role of women and the protection of their rights in Afghanistan. Mrs. Clinton called on the Afghan government at the Tokyo Conference to ensure women’s participation in the development of

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Canada Reaffirms Support for Afghanistan- Mostly empowering women and girls

At the Tokyo Conference on Sunday, Canada pledged to continue working with the people of Afghanistan to build a better, brighter future for people in need. Canada’s development assistance is based on key reforms that the Government of Afghanistan has

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Aid to Afghanistan must also help Afghan Women

Amnesty International called for the international community that is pledging aid funds to Afghanistan at the Tokyo conference next Sunday to must  help those uprooted due to insecurity in the urban regions. UNHCR estimates that the number of people displaced

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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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300 Female Students from Eastern Afghanistan Complete Business Training

Today some 300 young women from high schools in Jalalabad, Mehtarlam and Asadabad received certificates after completing the Taraqi Saba, or “Development for Tomorrow,” business training course arranged by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Incentives Driving Economic

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A Step Towards Increasing Afghan Woman Participation in the Labor Market

The Ministry of Finance is partnering with The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement and expand the Women in Government Internship Program. The program provides more opportunities to women to gain experience working with Afghan Government Organizations

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