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AFGHANISTAN: Saffron in the Opium Fields

Opium produced in Afghanistan for international markets has wreaked havoc at home. Marvah Shakib explores how a common kitchen spice could provide one possible solution. Read More »

“[Opium] is the only means of survival for thousands of women-headed households."

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Afghan Land: A Toy in Destiny's Hands

Today I read the news about the bomb blasts in the central market of Kabul. As an Afghan girl the first thing that engages my mind is my family. Are they fine? … Read More»

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Two Wrongs do not Un-make a Right: Continue Investing in Women’s Education and Empowerment in Afghanistan

In spite of Greg Mortenson’s dizzying fall from grace when “60 Minutes” dismantled his wildly successful tale of building schools, it is still possible for Americans to help Afghan girls to realize th … Read More»

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The Call for Proposals - Information, Violence, and Peacebuilding

The United States Institute of Peace recently released it's first Call for Proposals under the Communication for Peacebuilding (CfP) Priority Grant Program. … Read More»

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Does banning the burqa liberate or patronise women?

One of the thorniest issues - particularly as I am not a Muslim - is to try and write about the burqa or the niqab being worn. … Read More»

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Offer: Call for Applications: Researcher on Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch

Researcher on Afghanistan Organization: Human Rights Watch Contact Information: Jake Scobey-Thal Email: Description: … Read More»

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Offer: Program Associate, UN Women, Afghanistan

UN Women. Afghanistan. Closing date: February 3, 2011. Location: Kabul, Parwan, Mazar, Bamyan, Jalalabad and Herat, Afghanistan … Read More»

Community Voices

My Hope for Afghan Women

Parwana Fayyaz urges President Obama and the US Senate to pass the International Violence Against Women Act, and shares her vision for a new Afghanistan—where women are empowered and free from violence. Read More »

"Although we are sometimes invisible, women too are traveling in this broken ship, and we are part of this land."

Parwana Fayyaz

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desperate housewifes...

My post is not about an American television comedy-drama series. You find it here >desperate housewifes... … Read More»

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Newly discovered planet named after Afghan woman!

Amazing! They have found a new planet that closely resembles earth--and the head of the research team, Steven Vogt, named it after his Afghan-born wife, Zarmina. … Read More»

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