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Driving school for women opened in Jawzjan

The Women’s Council of the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan has established the first-ever driving school for women in Jawzjan province. Roya Zelal, head of the Women’s Council, said many women wanted to drive and requested to launch a driving

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Afghan women rights activist Shukria Barakzai among “100 Leading Global Thinkers”

Afghan women rights activist Shukria Barakzai and former parliamentarian is listed among the 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2015 by the Foreign Policy’s magazine. “Campaigning for women’s rights in Afghanistan can be thankless and dangerous. Legislator Shukria Barazkai knows this

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There is still hope for Afghan women

When typing ‘Afghan women’ in Google Images search, the first set of images are of women, most often in Burqas, depicted as victims of domestic violence, war, and poverty. Is this portrayal of Afghan women all that the world knows?

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Afghan women’s income improves with increase in saffron yield

Women in northern Jawzjan province have witnessed a considerable increase in their income with three-fold increase in saffron yield. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), saffron corms were distributed to 200 farmers, including 125 women, as a pilot project in

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2 Afghan women grab 2015’s N-Peace awards

Two Afghan women, Mariam Durrani and Hassina Neekzad, were among the ten peace advocates honored by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) at the N-Peace Awards 2015. This year’s awardees were recognized across three different categories. Neekzad was the winner

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USAID supports advancement of Afghan Women in Public Sector

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Michael McKinley honored 10 Afghan women at the American Embassy on August 22 for their selection as the first of 3,000 civil service interns sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the $38

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Afghan women entrepreneurs in agriculture discuss business practices under one roof

Women entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan gathered Aug. 3 to exchange ideas and close business deals during the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Women in Agribusiness Networking Conference. During the conference, 77 female entrepreneurs from Kabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan,

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USAID provides USD 38mn for Afghan women capacity building

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing USD 38mn to fund a 5-year capacity building program for Afghan women. An agreement to that effect was signed between the USAId and the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services

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Afghan and German policy-makers discuss budgeting to integrate gender perspectives

Afghan-German researchers presented their findings on Gender Responsive Budgeting, compiled over the last three months, at their first open dialogue held in Kabul on 5th August 2015. They engaged in discussions with over 30 senior representatives from institutions, such as

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USAID launches leadership skills course for Afghan women

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) PROMOTE program launched the Jawana women’s leadership skills course with a ceremony at the Geology Faculty of Kabul University. The young women, who have either a high school diploma, vocational school or university

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Spinning wheels turning women’s lives around in Jalalabad

In Afghanistan, the hand-made carpets created by Ali Sahil String Making and Carpet Warpet Weaving Company are prized for their elegant designs and distinctive Afghan craftsmanship. With a recent investment in new equipment, the company is now poised for even

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USAID launches $60 million program to save lives of mothers and children

 William Hammink, Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan and Ferozuddin Feroz, Afghanistan’s Minister of Public Health, launched a new five-year USAID program to reduce Afghanistan’s high rate of death among mothers, infants and children

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First business training ever held for women in Jalrez district of Maidan Wardak

A six-month business and capacity-building training was held for women in Jalrez district of Maidan Wardak province by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD). Dozens of Afghan women graduated from the training such as forex trading and forex

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Building Markets for Afghan Artisans Abroad

At a time when many Afghans are worrying about diminishing markets for their products, Storai Staniza, 23, is experiencing enormous demand for her jewelry work — only a month after graduating from the Turquoise Mountain Institute. Her early success is

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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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24yr-old Afghan woman wins the Best Woman Entrepreneur Award

Samira Kitman, 24, won this year’s “Best Woman Entrepreneur” award during a celebration for International Women’s Day at the Women’s Center of the American University of Afghanistan. Samira is an artist and entrepreneur. She was chosen out of 307 female

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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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Greenhouses built for women in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan Agriculture Ministry has built 74 small greenhouses in three eastern province for women to help them eke out a livelihood. The greenhouses will enable women in Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar to grow vegetables in winter. The structures were established

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Afghan company recognized for its contribution to women empowerment

Tanweer FBMI—the handicraft subsidiary of Tanweer Investments—emerged winner in the humanitarian category of the Arab Woman Awards UAE 2014 in recognition of its contribution to Afghan women empowerment. Tanweer Investment partnered with Fatima bint Mohamed bin Zayed Initiative (FBMI) in

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Breathing new life into Afghan crafts

Black Cat is an Afghan company manufacturing and selling handbags and jewellery made mostly by Afghan women. Founded by a German woman-owner, Black Cat manufactures exclusively in Kabul and employs Afghan women and men artisans and workers at fair wages

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Norway pledges USD 110mn in civilian and military aid to Afghanistan

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende announced Sunday that his country has pledged USD 110mn in aid to Afghanistan for the year 2015. The official met with his Afghan counterpart to confer on Norwegian civilian and military aid to Afghanistan. In

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Cornerstone of Women Training Centre and Women Market laid in Faizabad with German aid

Women in Badakhshan will soon benefit from better facilities for training and better job opportunities through construction of a new women’s training centre and women’s market in Faizabad. With AFN 24 million in funding from Afghan-German Cooperation, the new facilities

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Afghan women in Badakhshan learn to assert their rights and responsibilities in the community

With support from the German Government, women from the district of Zebak attended a five-day workshop at the offices of the Women’s Council in the capital, Zebak. The measure is designed to help participants gain more awareness of their rights.

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Rising Afghan Women Leaders Initiative launched in Doha

On March 9-12, 2014, The Rising Afghan Women Leaders Initiative (RAWLI) was launched by the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council (USAWC) of Georgetown University at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service campus in Doha, Qatar. This initiative was designed under the auspices of

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