The Changing Fortunes of Afghan Women

The Changing Fortunes of Afghan Women

Women received education and were given opportunities to pursue careers in the healthcare and civil service sectors. Women had a voice in politics and were given the right to vote. Women walked freely on the streets and wore knee-length skirts. Unbeknownst to most,...

Escalating Conflict Heightens Urgency of Humanitarian Aid

24 January 2018 – Last Saturday an ambulance packed with explosives killed more than 100 and injured 235 on a crowded street in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital. This comes just a week after an ISIS attack on the aid group Save Our Children in the eastern city of...

STOP Violence Against Afghan Women and Girls

Since 2008 when HAGAR started working in Afghanistan to restore the broken lives of Afghan women and children, it has been a perennial challenge engaging public compassion and support for this marginalised group. With ongoing media headlines picturing destruction...

From Dust to Glory

At the age of 20, Maryam came to the HAGAR Transitional Care Centre (TCC) in Kabul city, following a lifetime of abuse and suffering. Born to a refugee mother who died during childbirth, Maryam spent her childhood in Iran and Afghanistan after being adopted by an aunt...

A Future Full of Light

Mariam’s story comes from a programme run by HAGAR Afghanistan, Empowering Women and girls toward Economic Participation (EWEP). An Afghan woman’s right to safe and sustainable work is almost non-existent, especially for those with backgrounds of violence and...