Children | Institute for War and Peace Reporting




An Afghan child receives a polio vaccine at a clinic in Farza. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
13 Jan 18
Medics fight rumours that programme is a Western plot against Muslims.
Afghan children walk to school in Logar province. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
13 Jan 18
Courses on Islamic subjects replace lessons on culture and counter-terrorism.
Manar Al-Zybaidi, IWPR trainee who started the campaign to improve negative attitudes towards Iraq’s gypsy community. (Still from video by IWPR)
Project Highlight
11 Dec 17
How one woman was inspired to make a difference.
Afghan children collect scrap for money. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
5 Dec 17
Investigation suggests that large numbers of children are being sexually assaulted.
A malnurished baby is measured to monitor her growth at a hospital in Kabul. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
27 Apr 17
Increased fighting and an ongoing economic downturn are leaving many at risk of serious health problems.
Child labourer in a coal mine in western Afghanistan. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
5 Apr 17
Underage workers routinely endure hot, dusty and dangerous conditions.
Afghan boys study Koran in a religious school. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
27 Mar 17
Children face routine beatings both at home and at school.
The Hazrat e-Ali mosque complex in the northern town of Mazar e-Sharif. (Photo: ISAF Public Affairs Photo)
2 Mar 17
Activists warn of flourishing trade in male prostitution and “bacha bazi” or boy play.
A classroom in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
27 Feb 17
A lack of security in districts means that boys and girls can simply not learn.
A boy begs in the busy market area of Kabul. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
27 Feb 17
Impoverished parents and organised gangs routinely exploit children for profit.