Archive for the ‘Women’s Rights’ Category

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

More Afghan women joining police force in Herat

More and more women are signing up to join the police force in Afghanistan’s western province Herat, according to a special Xinhua report today. “Two years ago, only three women enrolled in the police training center; but up to now, 300 women have finished training and joined the police force in Herat and several dozen […]

July 22, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Security in Afghanistan, Women's Rights

Program to boost of role of women in Afghanistan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that they will launch a $200 million program to boost the role of women in Afghanistan. Furthermore, with international support such as Australia, Japan, and the European Union, that number could be doubled, according to USAID. The program is called “Promote” and will help women […]

July 18, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Human Rights, Job Creation, Women's Rights

New Facilities for a Hospital and Student Teaching College

Public Health Director Dr. Noor Ahmad Sherzad told Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) that an upgrade, which included the addition of a new building to a 56 year old public hospital in Nimroz province, was recently completed. He added that patients who have previously relied upon the western Herat province zonal hospital will find this facility […]

May 10, 2012 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Health News, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

New school building inaugurated and another school is reopened

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education announced today that a new building for a girls middle school was inaugurated in the Gosfandi district of Afghanistan’s province of Sar-e Pol. A special ceremony was held to honor the event in which community leaders, teachers and students attended. The school building took 1 year to build at a cost […]

April 22, 2012 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Hospital opened in Khost, 90 schools to be built in Ghazni

A new maternity hospital was opened in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost, Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reported today. The hospital which was opened by the international humanitarian organization, the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is a 56-bed maternity hospital which has a delivery room that offers obstetric care for normal and complicated deliveries, and an operating […]

March 4, 2012 · admin · 2 Comments
Posted in: Education, Health News, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Reports: Mega poultry farm to be setup in Nangarhar and a new school building inaugurated in Faryab

The foundation stone for a mega poultry farm was laid yesterday in the Kama district of Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, according to a Pajhwok Afghan News report. Senior officials told the news agency that it will employ over 1000 Afghan men and women, and that the project is expected to take three and half […]

January 16, 2012 · admin · 2 Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Salt Refinery Plant Inaugurated In Balkh Province

Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reported today that a $4 million private salt refinery was inaugurated today in Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh. The factory was setup by the Mullah Azad Group, the director of the factory, Mahfoozullah Fagur, told PAN. The factory currently employs 200 people and will soon be raised to 1000 once another […]

September 25, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Ghazni to get two more schools and a sports gymnasium

Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency reported today that construction work on 2 new school buildings started yesterday in Ghazni province. One building is for the Imam Qaem Bakawel High School, and the other is for the Al Biruni Girl’s High School. Once completed, both school buildings will have 12 classrooms and 4 administrative rooms. Funding the […]

June 5, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Education, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Afghan students graduate from a major university and others receive scholarships

32 Afghan students celebrated their graduation yesterday from the American University of Afghanistan. The students, including eight women, received bachelor’s degrees in business, information technology, computer science, political science, and public administration. These Afghan students have made history as they are the American University of Afghanistan’s first graduating class. United States Ambassador Karl Eikenberry participated […]

May 27, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

New building for a girl’s high school inaugurated in Balkh province

Yesterday, Afghanistan’s education ministry announced that a new building for the Am Albalad Girl’s High School was inaugurated in the capital of Balkh province, Mazar-e Sharif. Students, teachers, education officials and community leaders attended a ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new building. The new building was built in one year at cost of […]

April 17, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Two new maternity hospitals opened in Afghanistan’s province of Wardak

Two new 30-bed maternity hospitals were recently opened in Afghanistan’s Wardak province, which is located in the central east region of country. The Bibi Khairi Gul hospital was built in Hessa Dowom and the Shirin Taj Hospital was built in Tagaab Village. Both are one-story buildings which took 16 months to complete. Funding for the […]

April 15, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Health News, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights