Blog: Afghanistan

International Women’s Day in the Garden

Garden of Peace & Hope, Afghanistan

 

Spring has arrived here in the Garden of Peace and Hope and it’s the season of work again, especially for the gardener. In March, we celebrated the International Women’s Day (March 8) and we gave some gifts to the women who attended our event. More than a hundred people visited the exhibition when it was open for two days.

 

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Women’s Empowerment Centres, Afghanistan

 

As we are teaching hygiene to the Women’s Empowerment Centre (WEC) attendees, we distributed toothbrushes and toothpaste to 100 students. We also celebrated International Women’s Day at the WEC, where we also distributed socks and soap to 140 attendees.

 

About 50 girls and boys are learning English at the WEC, and 45 women are learning literacy, hygiene, and birth life-saving skills (BLISS). The women sew traditional Afghan clothes and sell them in local markets to improve their economic conditions.

 

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Empowered with Literacy and Income Generation

Women’s Empowerment Centers, Afghanistan

 

Continuing our English language classes for the girls and boys, January was a busy month for our Women’s Empowerment Centers (WEC). We are also teaching literacy and health lessons for the women in Bamyan at our centers.

 

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Support Women on International Women's Day

 

 

Earlier this week, we showed you some statistics that illustrated the disparity in opportunity between women and men around the world. It can be overwhelming sometimes to address a big, global issue like this, but there's good news:

You can start making a difference right here, right now!

 

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March 8 is International Women's Day

It's no secret that there is a global disparity between opportunities for women and men. Women in developing nations, or in areas of extreme poverty, are particularly vulnerable to the gender gap. 

This Friday is International Women's Day, and the theme this year is "Balance for Better." The statistics below illustrate the imbalance we see in some countries today. But at GHNI, we're hopeful that someday soon, we'll see a balance for women and men in opportunity, education, income, and security. 

 

3 Ways Men Can Support International Women's Day

This Friday, March 8, is recognized as International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day was first recognized by the United Nations in 1975, and it has been celebrated annually ever since.

Internationalwomensday.com describes the goal of this day as “celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.”

Fortifying Roots of Poplar Trees

Recently, I visited our poplar tree project in Yakawlang. The trees are still growing taller, but they currently lack leaves.

 

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