Fighting For Human Rights

Last month we told you about our successful Teacher Training Workshops for Human Rights, which are run in collaboration with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). Sima Samar, the Chairperson of the AIHRC, has made remarkable contributions toward advancing human rights, and her journey to get here wasn’t easy. After earning a degree in medicine,…

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A Student Aspiring To Help Others

“I desire to have a better life,” says Laili Ghufary. Laili is in her first year of medical school at Aria Institute of Higher Education in Afghanistan, thanks to all the kind supporters of Barakat’s Girls Scholarship Program. “I will work hard in school so that I will be able to solve my problems and help others…

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Famous Women From South Asia

Check out some influential South Asian women from the past and present: Nazo Tokhi—Afghanistan (1651-1717):  Commonly known as Nazo Ana, she was a prominent Pashtun poet and literary figure.  Mother of the famous early-18th century Afghan King Mir Wais, she grew up in an influential family in the Kandahar region.  In addition to her writing,…

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