Afghanistan | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


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Global Voices

Kids collect garbage on the streets of Kabul to help their families. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
9 Dec 16
Tens of thousands beg or sell trinkets rather than attending school.
Afghan students in the Khost province are being forced to attend government-organised demonstrations and ceremonies. (Photo: Natalie Behring-Chisholm/Getty Images)
8 Dec 16
Young people resentful at being pulled out of school to boost crowds at public events.
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.


Photo Gallery

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