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Today’s Solutions: July 19, 2024

Protest to support Afghan citizens and refugees

Digital University of Exile gives hope to Afghan students worldwide

A two-day conference that took place in Frankfurt over the weekend that involved the representatives of the Afghan education system has resulted in an opportunity for Afghan students across the globe to continue their education through a digital "university of exile." Sajiya Behgam Amin, a Read More...

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This crisis alert app provides crucial information to residents of Kabul

As conditions in Kabul continue to worsen due to the Taliban takeover, residents of the Afghan capital have been struggling to get accurate real-time information about what’s happening in the city. Three and a half years ago, for instance, Sara Wahedi had a near-miss experience when a bomb Read More...

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Photography project helps female Afghan reporters keep sharing stories

In August, the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan threatened to take away the freedoms that people had been working tirelessly to earn. Women’s rights, freedom of the press, and freedom of speech are especially at risk under Taliban rule, and the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) decided that Read More...

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This online platform continues to raise Afghan women's voices

The Afghan media industry is very much a male-dominated space (like many countries' media industries), even after years of development and progress. Zahra Joya, a 28-year-old journalist from the persecuted Hazara community often found that she was the sole woman in her professional sphere and would Read More...

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A list of charities offering support and aid in Afghanistan

Watching the unrest and crisis in Afghanistan unfold this week has been devastating and leaves many of us asking, what can I do? These are some organizations offering direct aid and relief and now accepting donations and volunteers. International Rescue Committee This organization has been Read More...

Afghanistan’s all-girl robot

Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team is making ventilators using car parts

With Afghanistan in great need of ventilators to treat COVID 19 patients, a team of Afghan teenage girls has stepped up to build ventilators from used car parts. The girls are members of the all-girls robotics team, named the Afghan Dreamers, whom you might remember from 2017. That’s when they Read More...

Girls in Kabul learn self-conf

Girls in Kabul learn self-confidence on their skateboards

In a country where women are not allowed to drive bicycles, skateboarding has become the favorite sport of many fearless girls and young women. 45% of the students of Skateistan, the education non-profit created by Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich in 2007, are girls. London-based Read More...