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Afghan children sorting bricks at a brick factory in Kabul. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
24 Jan 17
Whole families live and work in brick factories, struggling to pay off impossible debts.
An Afghan woman carries a child in downtown Herat, Afghanistan. (Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
23 Jan 17
When men take multlple wives, the emotional cost can be enormous.
 Investigative journalist and IWPR contributor Mohammad Hassan Hakimi. (Photo: IWPR)
19 Jan 17
IWPR contributor praised for fearless work exposing corruption and abuses.
The standard penalty for a serious crime is for the offender’s family to part with a girl, who is given to the victim’s family. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
17 Jan 17
Campaigners hail progress in efforts to end ancient practice.
An Afghan woman tries to keep warm while waiting in line for food distribution aimed at widows in Kabul. (Photo: Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
16 Jan 17
Penal code allows men to claim extenuating circumstances in cases of so-called honour killings.
13 Jan 17
Debate hears of “staggering” amount of damage caused to the system.
A former drug addict at the Sanga Amaj Drug Treatment Center in Kabul. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
12 Jan 17
Experts say a major reason is the influence of a husband or other male authority figure within the family.
Afghan women wait in line to be treated at a health clinic in Kalakan, Afghanistan. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
11 Jan 17
Campaigners say that women are routinely victimised and subjected to traumatic and invasive tests.
A mosque in Kabul. (Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
4 Jan 17
Residents of northern city say noise pollution is making their lives a misery.
An Afghan woman's face is caught in the light at the Karti Sakhi shrine in Kabul. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
16 Dec 16
Despite a government crackdown, supernatural practices remain as popular as ever in Afghanistan.