Afghanistan

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We Need Global Solidarity for Refugees

As a European and a Swede (and an economist), I am struck by how often we discuss refugees in terms of the “cost” of accepting asylum seekers. These conversations miss out on the many economic benefits of migration. Young refugees are often so inclined to

Woman in Afghanistan wearing a Burqa.

Sweden Deports Victims of Child Marriage and Torture to Afghanistan

Sweden is sending back asylum seekers who face grave risks and increased threats to their lives should they return to Afghanistan. This includes girls and boys who have fled child marriage, rape and torture, young HBTQ individuals, and those who have converted from Islam.

I Will Write Every Day

A member of Free Women Writers, Zahra is a sophomore in high school who loves writing and poetry.

We Have Written a Book!

You Are Not Alone is a collection of stories written and inspired by four years’ worth of conversations with Afghan women facing gender-based violence.

Always a Survivor

This powerful poem is written by Zahra Wakilzada – a sophomore in high school, an aspiring writer and poet, and a member of Free Women Writers.

Meet the Midwife for Life Award Winners

The Save the Children and ICM Midwife for Life Award is an international recognition of exceptional midwives. Presented this morning at the ICM Congress by Patricia Erb, CEO of Save the Children Canada, the award seeks to recognise those who show great vision and leadership in midwifery.

I Survived for a Reason

By an anonymous writer from Afghanistan My parents wanted a son, My birth disappointed them. A few weeks after I was born, My grandfather was killed. My mother thought I was bad luck. When I was 6 years old, Our neighbor’s boy sexually harassed me.

An Interview with Nadia Hashimi, Author and Girl Advocate

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a book signing where author Nadia Hashimi spoke about her newest novel, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell. Pearl tells the story of a young Afghan girl (Rahima) and her great-great-grandmother (Shekiba) who both dress as

Making the Case to Policy-Makers: We Need to Invest in Midwives

This week the State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 (SOWMY 2014) Report was launched, showing the current challenges and needs of scaling up midwifery services around the world. The report outlines the situation in 73 countries (these countries account for 92% of global maternal and newborn deaths

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