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27 November 2020
Dr. Azita provides psychosocial counselling to GBV survivors at FPC - © UNFPA Afghanistan

Working to Raise the Voices of Gender-Based Violence Survivors

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
A midwife takes a woman's blood pressure at a family health house in rural Afghanistan. © UNFPA Afghanistan

Saving Lives and Ushering New Life into the World in the Remotest Regions of 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
Protection and social services remain available even during the pandemic, with precautionary measures in place. © UNFPA Afghanistan

A former child bride in Afghanistan finds hope and new life during COVID-19

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
Dr. Humaira, responses the callers during her work at the YHL Centre - ©UNFPA Afghanistan/Zaeem Abdul Rahman

What drives a young Afghan for success in a fragile country?

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

Traversing the Remotest Paths to Save Lives of the Country's Most Vulnerable

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

A Celebration of International Youth Day

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

11 July 2020
The UNFPA Afghanistan supported Youth Health Line operates through the Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan – Photo: Zaeem Abdul Rahman/UNFPA Afghanistan

A Life Line in Afghanistan

Story by: Zaeem Abdul Rahman The COVID-19 pandemic is overwhelming even the most robust health systems. Now imagine the situation in Afghanistan: ongoing conflict, weak health system, limited... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Against my will: Defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality in Afghanistan

30 June 2020, Kabul, Afghanistan – Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends... Read more

17 September 2019

Two Kabul University lecturers pursue PhDs in demography and statistics with support from UNFPA Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Feeling right at home in an academic environment, 38-year-old Mohammad Jawad Shahab, a lecturer at Kabul University, dreams of pioneering the master’s program in statistics and... Read more

19 August 2019

Fariba goes back to school thanks to UNFPA humanitarian assistance

JALALABAD, Afghanistan – Educating girls is still a taboo for many families in some parts of rural Afghanistan. 17-year-old Fariba lives in Safi Abad, a suburb of the eastern city of Jalalabad. She... Read more