COVID-19 Response in Afghanistan

COVID-19 Response in Afghanistan

December 2020 In Afghanistan, Christmas is not celebrated by the general population. However, expats working in different organisations sometimes have parties inside their offices to celebrate. The latest numbers from Afghanistan report a total of 49,273 cases of...
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

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...
Zarifa’s Story

Zarifa’s Story

Treated like a slave Zarifa had never felt heard before she came to Hagar. She was married at a young age to a man with an abusive family, but like many girls her age, she really just wanted to go to school. She wanted to get a job. She wanted to live safely and...

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...