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Exhibition for Afghan women products kicks off in Kabul

The Afghan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI) with support from USAID-Promote has organized a two-day exhibition showcasing industrial goods produced by Afghan women. The event kicked off on Thursday in Kabul and 30 businesswomen put their products on

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First Afghan women’s magazine turns page on cultural traditions

A group of Afghan women volunteers has launched Afghanistan’s first-ever  women’s magazine, Gellara, with features on fashion, make-up and even adverts about birth control. The first edition of Gellara has been out in the market and has received applause and

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USAID, Afghan government team up to offer Afghan women internship opportunities

The United States Agencey for International Development (USAID) has partnered up with the Afghan government to support President Ghani’s job stimulus initiative through the Promote-Women in Economy (WIE) program and Promote-Women in Government (WIG). The two programs will place young

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170 women acquire new skills in Badakhshan for work and business

Around 170 women completed their training in English, computer skills and food processing for small businesses on March 8th. With their new skills, they are now better qualified for positions in government, non-government organizations and commercial businesses. The classes were

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Women’s training center opens its doors in Taloqan

The Department of Women Affairs (DoWA) and the Takhar Provincial Governor’s Office officially opened a new women’s training center in Taloqan, Takhar’s capital. The training center lets the DoWA and stakeholders like women shuras and business associations offer women training

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Female entrepreneurs develop business skills with German support

25 female entrepreneurs concluded a four-day workshop on business planning in Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan province. The training was conducted by the provincial Department of Women’s Affairs (DoWA) and financed by the Regional Capacity Development project (RCD) that is

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Afghanistan’s renowned female entrepreneur starts taxi service

Kamela Sidiqi, Afghanistan’s illustrious entrepreneur, has launched first centralized taxi service in the country. Mimicking the more professional taxi service of the West, Kamela’s new company aims to make taxi service in Afghanistan more professional and standard. Currently, taxi services

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Afghanistan's renowned female entrepreneur starts taxi service

Kamela Sidiqi, Afghanistan’s illustrious entrepreneur, has launched first centralized taxi service in the country. Mimicking the more professional taxi service of the West, Kamela’s new company aims to make taxi service in Afghanistan more professional and standard. Currently, taxi services

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Women-only park opens in Samangan

A women-only park has been opened in Kaarteh Mamorin of Aibak city in Samangan province. This is the first amusement park established for women in the city with financial collaboration from the US government. “The project cost USD 135,000 and

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Chinese burqas are outselling Afghan made burqas

The burqa business goes bust in Afghanistan, as the Chinese burqas have flooded Afghan markets. Chinese burqas come pre-embroidered, leaving only the cap and veil in the hands of Afghan seamstresses. This is a much simpler and cheaper process than

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Children’s education, health main concerns in post-Taliban era: UNICEF

Protecting the rights of Afghan children and investing in their education and healthcare are the basic considerations in a smooth and orderly transition from a post-Taliban Afghanistan up to 2014 and beyond, said an official of the United Nations Children’s

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NSP launches infra projects in Kunduz

Completed under the National Solidarity Program (NSP), seventeen infrastructure projects are inaugurated in the northern province of Kunduz. The projects include graveling of 3.5km road, 40 wells equipped with hand pumps, construction of 43 small bridges, seven community centers, extension

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