How Food Is Empowering Women In Afghanistan

How Food Is Empowering Women In Afghanistan A series of food assistance projects in northeastern Afghanistan are helping to teach women how to read and write as well as grow fresh vegetables they can sell on the local market. As an extra incentive to take part in the project, the women are provided food rations by WFP. WFP - VIDEO ARCHIVE … [Read more...]

Ambassador Eklil Hakimi’s celebrates International Women’s Day

Ambassador Eklil Hakimi's statement on International Women's Day “For over a century, March 8 has stood as a testament to the contribution and importance of women around the world. As we celebrate International Women’s Day in a time of change and progress all around the world, we should seize the opportunity to ensure that women are included in the political, economic, and overall development decisions that accompany change. Empowering Women, both socio-economically and politically, is of … [Read more...]

Dr. Sharifa Sharif Ph.D. – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is honored to Celebrate the Life of this pioneer. Dr. Sharifa Sharif is the author of the memoir On the Edge of Being: An Afghan Woman’s Journey (Sumach Press 2011).Painful and shocking, but often hopeful, the stories in On the Edge of Being illustrate the devastating impact of the split between body and voice that Afghan women are forced to navigate. The daughter of a progressive Afghan governor, Dr. Sharifa Sharif observed from an early age that life for women - … [Read more...]

Afghanistan show improvements for women, children in health, education and well-being

Afghanistan show improvements for women, children in health, education and well-being KABUL, 28 June 2012 – Some significant improvements were made in the health, education and well-being of women and children in Afghanistan, according to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) report released today by the Central Statistics Organization (CSO). Many Afghans have better access to drinking water, school attendance is up for both boys and girls, and child mortality is down. The … [Read more...]

Afghan women make voices heard at Bonn Conference

The International Afghanistan Conference Afghan President Hamid Karzai (L) and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle arrive for the 10th annual international Afghanistan conference on December 5, 2011 in Bonn, Germany. Representatives from a variety of countries are meeting to discuss the future of Afghanistan, despite the absence of delegates from Pakistan following an incident in which NATO forces killed 24 Pakistani border guards recently. In a recent interview Karzai stated … [Read more...]

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