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22 Jan 16

Azerbaijanis Struggle After Currency Devaluation

Amid falling oil prices, Baku has abandoned the manat´s peg to the dollar and let the manat tumble.
Azerbaijan has limited currency exchange operations following the steep devaluation of the national currency that has sparked protests around country.

Afghan Human Rights Workers Under Threat

Activists accuse the authorities of being unwilling or unable to ensure the rule of law.
Human rights work in Afghanistan faces a greater threat from elements within the government than from the armed insurgents, according to experts.

Women in Southeast Afghan Province Shut Out of Public Life

Local campaigners say that they are not invited to political or cultural gatherings.
Women activists in the southeastern province of Khost complain that they being excluded from communal occasions, accusing local officials of having no interest in anything more than a token female presence at public events.

Afghanistan's High Peace Council: Five Years On

Some Afghans are sceptical about an initiative intended to convince fighters to lay down their arms.
Afghanistan’s High Peace Council has come in for some tough criticism in Kunduz, where militants briefly captured the provincial capital last year.

Afghan Rivers Need Better Management

Experts argue that vital resource could be worth of billions of US dollars to the country.
A national strategy to manage Afghanistan’s abundant water reserves is urgently needed, according to debates organised by IWPR in three Afghan provinces.

21 Jan 16

Azerbaijanis Struggle After Currency Devaluation

Amid falling oil prices, Baku has abandoned the manat´s peg to the dollar and let the manat tumble.
Azerbaijan has limited currency exchange operations following the steep devaluation of the national currency that has sparked protests around country.

Afghan Human Rights Workers Under Threat

Activists accuse the authorities of being unwilling or unable to ensure the rule of law.
Human rights work in Afghanistan faces a greater threat from elements within the government than from the armed insurgents, according to experts.

Women in Southeast Afghan Province Shut Out of Public Life

Local campaigners say that they are not invited to political or cultural gatherings.
Women activists in the southeastern province of Khost complain that they being excluded from communal occasions, accusing local officials of having no interest in anything more than a token female presence at public events.

Afghanistan's High Peace Council: Five Years On

Some Afghans are sceptical about an initiative intended to convince fighters to lay down their arms.
Afghanistan’s High Peace Council has come in for some tough criticism in Kunduz, where militants briefly captured the provincial capital last year.

Afghan Rivers Need Better Management

Experts argue that vital resource could be worth of billions of US dollars to the country.
A national strategy to manage Afghanistan’s abundant water reserves is urgently needed, according to debates organised by IWPR in three Afghan provinces.

More Doctors Needed in Afghan Districts

Medical centres tend to be concentrated in urban areas, leaving villagers little access to care.
Central government needs to increase health provision in more outlying districts of the country, according to speakers at recent debates organised by IWPR.

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