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When women suffer, a country suffers: CEO Abdullah Abdullah

Afghanistan’s CEO Abdullah Abdullah addressed the first Women Economic Forum on Sunday and said women’s empowerment is vital for the country’s development. He said Afghanistan has a long way to go to successfully achieve economic empowerment of women in the

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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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Dried Apricots Build Income for Afghan Women

Farming is generally a male-dominated occupation in Afghanistan. In homes where women serve as the head of the family they rely almost entirely on agricultural-related activities for their household income. Sakina, 34, from Parwan Province participated in the sulfur apricot

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Afghan female entrepreneur opens Rugby store in Kabul

Despite of many challenges for women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan, Baran, a female entrepreneur, has opened a Rugby store in Kabul. Rugby is an American clothing brand launched in 2004. Rugby products are available at twelve stores throughout the United States,

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Afghan women receive training in business field

Twenty-four Afghan women entrepreneurs graduated from a 10-week Peace Through Business training conducted by the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) in collaboration with Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI). Addressing the graduation ceremony, IEEW representative Mrs. Manizha

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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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