A young woman steps out of the American University of Afghanistan. For her and others, the university campus is a place for the exchange of ideas, philosophies, and education. Incidentally, for the most part, the university in the heart of Kabul is no different than any learning institute anywhere else in the world.
However, even though things look as normal here as anywhere else in the world, the truth is that women in this region are fighting a war against oppression. Women of Afghanistan have been fighting a war against oppression for many years, and now the fight has been taken to the doors of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), and any other institute that believes in equal opportunities and right for men and women. …
In Nangrahar, many refugees have begun to make their home. In 2016, over 600,000 came from Pakistan, returning to the country from which they came. This comes from a report by the International Organization for Migration. (IOM)
2017 should see similar or increased rates as Pakistan becomes more hostile and the Afghan government stabilizes.
The large number of people poses a number of different challenges to the new state. Together with international organizations, they hope to make the process of rehoming effective.
“Respect for human rights, finding service needs and helping local governments are the highest priority” said Farhad Azima. …