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The impact of high cost of weddings on Afghan boys and girls

Lailuma, a 40 year old woman teaching at a government school, is yet single. Many would knock on her door to ask for her hand when she was in 12th grade. “My parents did not find it necessary to marry

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80% of marriages in Afghanistan are not legally registered

In the absence of legal registration of marriages, many Afghan families are faced with various problems. Early age marriages and lack of official registration of marriages are the main causes of problems in the lives of many Afghan couples. People

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Decline and Stagnation: Why Rural Afghans are Staying Poor

Despite the influx of millions of foreign aid, rural communities across large parts of Afghanistan are getting poorer. A recent study by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit has investigated the factors that have crippled the situation in rural areas

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