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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
18 September 2020
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Dr. Humaira, responses the callers during her work at the YHL Centre - ©UNFPA Afghanistan/Zaeem Abdul Rahman
There are many motivations that can drive a person to enter the humanitarian field. In the case of Dr. Humaira, her desire to serve youth and adolescents resulted in her providing advice and... Read more
27 August 2020
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Afghanistan is a vast country with 76 percent of the population living in rural areas. Of these, 10 percent live in hard to reach and remote regions. To reach our destination, we have to travel on... Read more
22 August 2020
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Reporting by: Zaeem Abdul Rahman On 16 Aug 2020, UNFPA Afghanistan, in partnership with the Office of the First Vice President of Afghanistan, and the Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs, celebrated... Read more

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