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How Afghanistan’s urban gardens are changing women’s lives

In this photograph taken on June 2, 2018, Afghan women carry rocks while working at a park in the city of Herat.

It may look like they’re just planting and weeding, but for the women tending the public gardens of Jalalabad, the tasks represent far more: the rare chance to work outside the home in one of Afghanistan’s most conservative and unstable provinces.

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30.01.2019 | 14:40

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Afghan men oppose more women’s rights; elders less hardline

About two-thirds of men think women in Afghanistan have too many rights and that women are too emotional to become leaders.

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29.01.2019 | 13:30

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Afghanistan’s ‘hill of widows’ live in a world apart

In this photograph taken on March 20, 2017, Afghan widows and residents walk to the home of Anissa Azimi, 38, the daughter of the founder of the ‘Widows Hill’, Bibikoh, in Zanabad on the outskirts of Kabul.

The first women settled on this stony slope outside Kabul in the 1990s hoping to escape the stigma those like them are forced to endure.

Today it is known as Afghanistan’s ‘hill of widows’, home to a cluster of women who have eked out independence in a society that shuns and condemns them as immoral.

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05.01.2019 | 16:01

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Afghan beauty parlours are a sanctuary for city women

The photos in the window promise much: languorous, kohl-rimmed eyes and bright, bold nails — but once you enter the beauty parlours of Kabul, it becomes clear the images outside are a pale reflection of the vibrant reality inside.

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18.12.2018 | 11:53

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Afghan rock band struggles to hit right note in Iran

Afghan musician Soraya Hosseini, a member of the Arikayn rock band

The band gathers in a small carpentry shop on the outskirts of Iran’s capital, with sawdust still in the air but the buzzing of the jigsaws now exchanged for the soft feedback of an amplifier.

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04.12.2018 | 14:57

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Athough she is a woman, she has to pretend to be a man

Sonia Shehzadi lives in a conservative village in the province of Punjab in Pakistan where opportunities for girls and young women to access education are limited because there is poor public transportation and they cannot ride a motor bike freely. To help her family do the daily tasks and to complete her education, Shezadi dresses like a man.

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16.11.2018 | 15:20

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#WirSindMehr: “Hostility is the failure of identity”

Insults, violence, attacks on refugee centres. Is this the answer of an enlightened, democratic society, shaped by human and humane values? Fereshta Ludin, high school teacher and former refugee, calls us all to account.

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10.09.2018 | 9:55

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