Tolo News: For the first time a woman has been appointed as chairperson of a district in Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province. Friba Ahmadi, was appointed chairwoman of the 5th district of Mazar and took up the reins this week. The 36-year-old university graduate said she is confident of her abilities and addressing people’s problems will be
Cochrane Eagle: In the winter of 2016 /17, the NGO Free to Run started a very unique project in Bamyan, a town located in the foothills of the Hindu Kush Mountains, in Afghanistan. In partnership with the Canadian Embassy in Afghanistan and the Conservation Organization for Afghan Mountain Areas (COAM), they facilitated the construction of a
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan April 2, 2018 Dozens of schoolgirls have been sickened at a high school in the southern Afghan province of Helmand in what officials suspect is a case of group poisoning. Dawood Shah Safari, head of the provincial education department, told RFE/RLthat a total of 52 girls were transferred on April 2 to
Associated Press: Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, a senior adviser to President Ashraf Ghani, as well as Sarwar Danish, a vice president. Naderi is paying Jahantap’s university tuition and Danish will pay the rent on the family’s home in Kabul. “They said she is a symbol for women and education,” said Yagana. Click here to read more (external
1TV: 40 percent of Afghan women are suffering from anemia while 97 percent lack Vitamin D, according to findings of a new survey released Saturday. Muscle pain, stress, hairfall, bone and back pain are among signs of lack of Vitamin D. Click here to read more (external link).
The World Bank: A health center in Kandahar Province is seeing more female patients and healthy deliveries as a result of community campaigns to raise public awareness and increase trust in health care services. The campaigns are part of the efforts of the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) program to expand the scope,
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Ayaz Gul VOA News March 27, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghan women took to the streets Tuesday in Afghanistan’s conservative Helmand province and joined an ongoing man-only sit-in demanding Taliban insurgents stop hostilities. A deadly suicide car bombing at a sports stadium last Thursday in the provincial capital, Lashkargah, provoked young men to stage the anti-war protest
Jahantab Ahmadi became a viral sensation on the Afghan web after she was photographed nursing her infant daughter while taking her university entrance exam. She passed the exam — and became the subject of a crowdfunding effort to help her pay her university fees. (RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan / March 23, 2018)
Jill Craig VOA News March 23, 2018 She was active in the Afghan army for more than three decades; a commando and a paratrooper with nearly 600 parachute jumps, earning awards, certificates, and medals. She has trained hundreds of Ministry of Defense personnel. But she never made general. It took the U.S.-led military coalition’s defeat