The gunmetal clouds hang low in the sky. A cold wind whips at the doors and shutters of the school. Oblivious to the darkening weather, the children line the entrance to the newly built Children and Youth Library, jostling for a look at the workers adding the finishing touches. Pressing their faces against the window […]
Four decades of conflict and the Taliban’s regressive, conservative attitudes have had a dramatic impact on Afghan women’s rights. This has affected their access to education, healthcare, and adequate income. Displaced, widowed, and marginalised, Afghan women were locked out of the workforce under the Taliban rule. With no means to support themselves or their families, […]
On a busy Kabul street traffic moves steadily with morning commuters. None slow or glance at the dirty sugar cane sack lying on its side in the middle of the median strip. Two street dogs lay guard at the foot of the sack. Next to them, cold ashes of a makeshift fire flutter in the […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the lives of the people of Afghanistan. There are fears concerning unreported cases, lack of access to healthcare, poor access to education, and the safety of women and children. In April and May, 13.4 million people were either in crisis or at emergency levels of food insecurity, with […]
Since the fall of Taliban, more and more women in Afghanistan have taken up public roles including as ministers, governors, police and even soldiers. More girls than ever before are now enrolled in schools with many going on to earn university degrees. Perhaps the biggest win in women’s progress, has been the acceptance of them […]
Affected by decades of conflict, Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places in the world for a child. Thousands of children are homeless and living on the streets with no access to education, shelter and food. The children that roam the streets of Afghanistan suffer the most out of the entire population. Not only […]
Meet Natalia! Being only 7 years old, Natalia is one of the youngest supporters of Mahboba’s Promise.
Mahboba Rawi attended Sydney’s Pittwater High School’s Multicultural Day assembly where several students and staff
The construction of our Badakhshan Hope House has begun!
Thank you for the immense support