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Disabled Afghans demand facilitation in the polling process

Representatives of persons with disabilities have demanded the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to provide necessary facilities for the people with disabilities in the polling stations and make the polling stations accessible. They also asked the presidential runners to specify their

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Afghan National Olympic Committee opens gymnasium for disabled athletes

Head of the Afghan National Olympic Committee laid the foundation stone of the first gymnasium for the disabled individuals. Costing 34 million AFN, the facility is funded by the development budget of the National Olympic Committee. This comes as an

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Hundreds of Afghan youths graduated from vocational training courses in Kandahar

Conducted by the Department of Martyrs, Disabled, Work and Social Affairs, 130 male and female youth graduated from vocational training courses. Sixty of the graduates were female and the remaining 70 male, who attended different vocational training courses over the

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World Bank to fund vocational trainings in Afghanistan

The World Bank has pledged 21mn AFN to fund vocational training grounds to 960 individuals in Kunduz, Laghman and Ghor provinces. The project would be implemented by the “Fundamental Social and Vocational Services” organization in Kunduz and Ghor. The “Professional

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Most of 800,000 People with Disabilities in Afghanistan are Uneducated and Unemployed

By Ahmad Masoud- Afghanistan is one of the most mine contaminated countries in the world. It is believed that there are still about a million mines in the country, killing and maiming hundreds of people every year. According to media

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Nangarhar’s disabled community complain about lack of job opportunities

The disabled community in Nangarhar has expressed their anger at the government for its failure to provide job opportunities to them. Pajhwok Afghan News reports that Masood Safi, head of the Disabled Association in Nangarhar, alleged that the government has

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Disabled protest in Nangarhar calling on the government to fulfill their demands

Dozens of disabled gather in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday and rallied a protest, demanding the government to provide them with shelter, jobs, education, monthly stipends and other facilities. The protest is expected to continue for another day, as more

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Disabled protest in front of parliament

A number of disabled people gathered in front of the parliament, denouncing the government’s decision of destroying roadside booths set up by the disabled people. The protestors demanded that the government should give them permission to reinstall their roadside kiosks,

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