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Journalists trained by IWPR produce news, analysis, and comment pieces on the issues that affect their countries and communities.

Global Voices

Nangarhar University graduates. (Photo: UNAMA News/Flickr)
14 Feb 17
Lack of representation means that women find it even harder to access justice.
Boys feel too ashamed to report sexual harassment from their teachers. (Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
12 Feb 17
Students in Ghazni province say that they are too ashamed to make formal complaints.
12 Feb 17
Gender violence, poverty and associated social problems fuels widespread mental health problems.
Pedestrians pass through the Torkham border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
10 Feb 17
An influx of former refugees returning from Pakistan has put intense pressure on services.
An Afghan midwife student examining a pregnant woman at the Bamiyan Provincial hospital. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
9 Feb 17
Community care has massively reduced maternal mortality.
6 Feb 17
Event hears how social development has suffered as a result.
A participant at the IWPR debate in Baghlan province. (Photo: IWPR)
31 Jan 17
Observers warn that groups intended to help maintain stability are abusing their power.
A member of the Afghan Air Force stands in the doorway of a hangar in Kandahar. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
31 Jan 17
Social prejudice and limited facilities makes life tough for the handful of female students at the country’s aviation academy.
Afghan girls look through a window of a classroom in Kabul,. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
30 Jan 17
Women are still routinely disrespected and even abused for giving birth to baby girls.
Ordinary Afghans face harassment due to their family links. (Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
27 Jan 17
Relatives of both of state security operatives and insurgents say they are subject to harassment from the other side.


Photo Gallery

Moslawi traditional band playing music from the 19th century. (Photo: IWPR)
Hugely popular event highlights city’s rehabilitation and recovery.