Afghanistan | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


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

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Women work on textiles during vocational training in Kabul. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
8 Dec 16
Concerns that schemes designed to help women become economically self-sufficient have been abandoned.
Gender rights activists in Herat province warn that rates of child marriage are on the rise. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
7 Dec 16
Activists warn that public awareness campaigns are having little impact.
Afghan students from the Chagcharan girls school. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
5 Dec 16
Most schools are closed, but teachers still receive their salaries.
Aqulia and her husband, QaQa Alam are both blind and livie in a home for the disabled in Kabul. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
5 Dec 16
Disabled people face social prejudice and a lack of government support.
An Afghan child cuts into a poppy bulb to extract the sap, which will be used to make opium, in the Tora Bora region of Afghanistan. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
29 Nov 16
Minors are seen as the ideal way to smuggle and supply narcotics.
23 Nov 16
Lukewarm response to Afghan leader’s statement of support for gender equality.
21 Nov 16
Steps include increasing female representation and reaching out to civil society.
16 Nov 16
De facto courts flourish in areas outside government control.
An Afghan woman weaving a rug. (Photo: Heidi Agostini)
15 Nov 16
Female entrepreneurs argue they could achieve much more with extra governmental assistance.
Statistics show an increase in violence against women. (Photo: Eric Kanalstein/UNAMA)
14 Nov 16
People with powerful connections find it easy to avoid prosecution.


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