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18 May 2021
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Acting Minister of Public Health, Dr. Wahid Majroh appreciated the work of Afghan midwives - © Zaeem Abdul Rahman/UNFPA Afghanistan
Celebration of the International Day of the Midwives in Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan – 18 May 2021 The Afghan Midwives Association (AMA), Midwives, the Ministry of Public Health, partners and... Read more
13 May 2021
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Youth Engagement in the Policy and Decision-Making Processes
Afghanistan’s youth reviewed and revised the National Youth Strategy in April 2021. The Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs (DMOYA) Afghanistan and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) conducted a... Read more
6 May 2021
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Mastura started working with UNFPA supported projects in 2018 and she’s proud of her career © Zaeem Abdul Rahman/UNFPA Afghanistan
“I enjoy my career. I see the positive results every day. My biggest happiness is when the pregnant mothers tell me that they found my support useful.”   As many other Afghan midwives, Mastura Zia (... Read more
31 January 2021
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Spozhmai, the midwife of FHH provides support to the women in Pichgah village of Roydoab district in Samangan Province
UNFPA is the United Nations agency leading global efforts to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, and every childbirth is safe. However, in Afghanistan where access to basic health services is a... Read more
10 December 2020
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Female Classroom with Empty Desk when a Student was no longer Permitted to Continue Education once Married
Amina* (22) loved learning. She was studying for her bachelor’s degree and was looking forward to finding a job that meaningfully contributed to her society. However, these dreams were cut short when... Read more
7 December 2020
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Parwan, Afghanistan – “I remember being exhausted the first couple of months when I started my job at the Family Response Unit (FRU) in Parwan Province. My family asked me to quit the job”, says... Read more
2 December 2020
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Rukhsar plays key role in providing psychosocial and mediation services for women in Nimroz Province
Nimroz, Afghanistan -- “I explained to the young man that he will not only be viewed as a kidnapper but may also be identified as a human trafficker should he be arrested by the Afghan or Iranian... Read more
27 November 2020
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Dr. Azita provides psychosocial counselling to GBV survivors at FPC - © UNFPA Afghanistan
Balkh, Afghanistan – The daily interaction with survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) has become a way of life for Azita Aryan over the past five years in Mazar-e-Sharif, the center of Balkh... Read more
22 October 2020
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A midwife takes a woman's blood pressure at a family health house in rural Afghanistan. © UNFPA Afghanistan
Daikundi, Afghanistan – “It was Midnight, 6 Aug 2020, when there was a loud knocking at my front door. My husband answered. Standing in the dark was a person asking for my help – a baby was being... Read more
11 October 2020
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Protection and social services remain available even during the pandemic, with precautionary measures in place. © UNFPA Afghanistan
HERAT, Afghanistan – Mahgul* vividly remembers the day she was engaged to be married. “My mother helped me into my new pink dress. She accompanied me to a room where four or five women had gathered.... Read more

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