We are a group of independent Afghans with an intense love for our country. We are not part of the Afghan government, nor do weÂ work for them.Â This site is also not some sort of public relations or propaganda project being run by the Americans or NATO.
There is plenty of bad news being reported on Afghanistan – the seemingly never ending war, drug trade, corruption, human rights abuses, etc. However, there are good things happening in the country, and this news is rarely being reported. Even if it is, it’s buried underneath all the bad things that are happening.Â As a result of this, people rarely pay any attention to it.Â Our goal here at goodafghannews.com is to focus only on the good news, because the world needs to know that good things are indeed happening in Afghanistan.
Ever since the Taliban were removed from power and a new government was established, a lot of good things have happened.Â In fact, good things continue to happen.Â Now, we stress again that things are far from being perfect and that a lot of work still needs to be done, but for example, in the area of women’s rights, women do enjoy much greater freedoms. They are no longer required by law to cover themselves from head to toe in a burqa and sit at home. They are allowed to work, and even have the opportunity to run for office and play a role in the government. The Afghan parliament actually has many female members.Â Also, the school system is being continuously improved, with more schools being built and more people getting access to an education.Â In fact, more girls are attending school today than ever before in the history of Afghanistan. In other areas such as Health and the Environment, major advances have been made as well.Â Afghanistan has an actual working Health Ministry, and more children have access to medicines, and various vaccines to fight off diseases such as polio.Â Afghanistan’s Environmental Protection Agency has already implemented various environmental regulations to ensure land, water, and air pollution issues are being addressed.Â An endangered species list was put together, and such beautiful places such as the Band-e-Amir have been converted to National Parks so that they can be further protected.
If one were to sit back, and look at all these things, it’s easy to see that a lot has been done. Our job at goodafghanews.com is to continue to report on these great events as they occur. You can help us by visiting this site regularly, and even if possible, contribute news to us that you don’t see being reported.Â We welcome and appreciate support from anyone (Afghan or non-Afghan) that cares about Afghanistan.
Editor-in-Chief: Abdullah Qazi