Search Results for Tag: Afghanistan
Selling Afghan stitchery in Germany
Afghanistan has seen violence for years and many of the women and children in the war-stricken country lack the education to get good jobs and put enough food on the table. That’s where Zhora Comes in, a young Afghan woman living in Germany. Her plan to help the women in her home country is making Germany’s fashion more colorful.
Listen to the report by Falk Steinborn in Siegen, Germany:
DateWednesday 09.07.2014 | 13:50
Educating Afghanistan’s orphans
Andeisha Farid knows how important it is for children to get an education. Born in 1983, she grew up as a refugee in Iran after her family was caught in the midst of war in Afghanistan.
Despite the odds, she managed to get an education in Pakistan. When she realized how fortunate she was, she made the decision to return to Afghanistan and set up orphanages there.
Through her organization, the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO), she is working to give some of the country’s estimated 1.6 million orphans a chance to succeed.
Listen to the report by Mischa Wilmers:
DateTuesday 01.10.2013 | 13:40
Young Afghan politician sacrifices for change
Young politicians in Afghanistan face deep-rooted cultural and religious prejudices. But despite the intimidations, young activists like Said Mahmoud Pahiz are fighting to make their voice heard.
More from Deutsche Welle on Said Mahmoud Pahiz here.
DateTuesday 20.12.2011 | 13:33
Afghan street artist longs to share her work
A 23-year-old Afghan graffiti artist longs to share her work at home, but she faces harsh restrictions. Instead, she sets up private exhibitions to give other women courage to be bold and colorful.
DateWednesday 07.12.2011 | 12:42