What you need to know about Nowruz

300 million people celebrate Nowruz worldwide, including most in Afghanistan, but what is the festival and why is it celebrated?Read more

Afghanaid scales up response to refugees

In September we launched a new project to support returning refugee families, and the local communities, as they reintegrate back into these communities and establish new, secure lives back in Afghanistan.Read more

The Elimination of Violence against Women

Although the issue of gender rights has made significant legislative progress in Afghanistan over the last decade, the country continues to be one of the most difficult places in the world to be a woman. We have been working to change this.Read more

Finding sustainable solutions to the poppy problem

Despite concerted efforts, opium poppy production continues to be an issue in Afghanistan. We recently launched a two-year project to find a solution to this growing problem.Read more

Girls who study today could become tomorrow's leaders

Despite significant improvements in education over the last decade, still only 32% of adolescent girls in Afghanistan can read or write. Afghanaid is working to change this.Read more

Contextualising women’s rights in Islam

Over the past few months, we have hosted a series of conferences and workshops in different areas around Kabul province to raise awareness of women’s rights within the context of Islam and campaign for a greater respect for women's rights within the local communities.Read more