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

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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)
Investigation
27 Jan 17
Relatives of both of state security operatives and insurgents say they are subject to harassment from the other side.
Afghan children sorting bricks at a brick factory in Kabul. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
Investigation
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)
Investigation
23 Jan 17
When men take multiple 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)
Investigation
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)
Investigation
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)
Investigation
11 Jan 17
Campaigners say that women are routinely victimised and subjected to traumatic and invasive tests.

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