Archive for the ‘Women’s Rights’ Category

Afghan Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team wins international tournament in Indonesia

Tolo News: The Afghan women’s basketball team won the 4th Bali Cup International Tournament held in Indonesia this past week. The team won the tournament after beating Thailand 65-25 in the final match of the tournament. Sixteen girls from Afghanistan participated in the competition. The competition was held on Indonesia’s Bali Island and 14 teams from around […]

July 30, 2017 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Women's Rights

9 Things to Love About Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a source of great inspiration and resolve for its long-suffering citizens, for a number of reasons. 1.It is one of the youngest countries in the world, and children are its pride 2. A diversity of…everything 3. A hospitality like nowhere else 4. Tremendous patriotism, despite divisions 5. Women gain more visibility 6. Simplicity […]

September 25, 2016 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Cultural Heritage, Education, The Arts, Women's Rights

Afghanistan’s mother of education awarded the WISE Prize for Education

Dr. Sakeena Yacoobi, also known as Afghanistan’s “Mother of Education” was awarded the 2015 WISE Prize for Education today in Doha, Qatar. The prize was awarded to her by Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. In attendance were well known women personalities from around the […]

November 4, 2015 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Afghan-born woman makes history in Canada

Maryam Monsef, an Afghan-born woman who had migrated to Canada at a young age, has made history by winning a seat in the Canadian parliament yesterday. She is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada, and will represent Ontario province’s Peterborough-Kawartha district. In 1996, Monsef (who was 11 at the time), her two sisters, […]

October 21, 2015 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

May 15, 2015 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

According to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA), the European Union (EU) is expected to lift a long-held ban on Afghan aviation services by the end of 2015. Once the ban is lifted, various Afghan airlines will be able to fly to European destinations. – Tolo News A cultural center will be built […]

May 15, 2015 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Cultural Heritage, Health News, Human Rights, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Playgrounds to be built in Wardak; Funding pledged for women’s empowerment

Thirty-six playgrounds will be built in Afghanistan’s central east province of Maidan Wardak, according to a report today from Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for Maidwan Wardak’s provincial governor, told the news agency that 46 million Afghanis will be spent to construct these playgrounds. He added that they will be used for […]

October 17, 2014 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Afghanistan's Economy, Human Rights, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Training for Afghan women; new school building inaugurated

At least 80,000 women in Afghanistan’s north-eastern province of Badakhshan were provided with vocational training, according to a report yesterday from Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency (BNA). The women were provided with formal training on such fields as livestock raising, handicraft, and raising honey bees. The goal of the education project was to help make the […]

April 21, 2014 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Job Creation, Women's Rights

September 27, 2013 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

This week, officials from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) announced that they are planning to invest $1.5 million (US) to train nearly 2000 government officials including 1,200 policemen in order to combat violence against women and girls in the country. – Shamshad TV A new political movement, “Mawje Tahwol” or “Waves of Change” was […]

September 27, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Human Rights, Security in Afghanistan, Women's Rights

Afghanistan defeats Kyrgyzstan in women’s soccer

Afghan men athletes aren’t the only ones making news recently. Afghanistan’s female football (soccer) team defeated Kyrgyzstan’s national team 1-0 in a friendly match held yesterday in Kyrgyzstan. The goal of the game came from captain Sajia Sahar.  The team will next play against Tajikistan on Monday. The team is currently playing a series of […]

August 25, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Women's Rights

August 23, 2013 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced that $50 million will be invested to change the broadcast of TV channels from analog to digital, greatly improving picture quality. The new digital system will cover all of Afghanistan. – Ariana News A park and community center for women were inaugurated in Afghanistan’s central Bamyan province […]

August 23, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Afghan woman announced as a winner of the 2013 N-Peace Awards

Afghan women’s rights advocate Masouda Karokhi was announced as one of the eight winners of the 2013 N-Peace Awards, the N-Peace Network announced on their Facebook site today. According to their website, the N-Peace initiative and the Awards campaign are managed by the UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Center (APRC).  “The awards recognize and profile women […]

July 31, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Human Rights, Women's Rights

Afghan Governor Receives Prestigious Award

Afghanistan’s female governor of Bamyan province, Habiba Sarobi, has been awarded the Ramon Magsaysay award, the foundation announced in a press release today. The award is named after a Philippine president, who died in a plane crash in 1957. According to the foundation, he was a president, “who was well-loved for his simplicity and humility, […]

July 24, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Human Rights, Women's Rights