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Let’s fly together

Let’s fly together

On a breezy spring morning, nothing could tempt Afghan kids more to take to the rooftops or out on the hills than the prospect of flying kites. The wind during spring and fall is ideal for flying kites and the skies above Kabul are filled with multi-coloured paper creations of all shapes and sizes.  “The .. read more

21
Apr
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The Shalamar festival

The Shalamar festival

Afghanistan is a place of different cultural festivals and their celebration without doubt helps to bring communities together as they recognize a shared heritage, culture, and traditions. A resident of Kandahar Abdul Hamid Wolasmal explains: “Shalamar (or green garden in Indian Kashmiri dialect) is a popular festival in Kandahar province, and gives us the opportunity .. read more

15
Apr
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Season of blossom

Season of blossom

As the city is filled with the fragrance of sour orange blossoms, hundreds of Afghans come together on March 31 to celebrate the Narenj Gul festival in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. Narenj Gul is an annual poetry festival when poets from all over Afghanistan are invited to recite their poems at the .. read more

11
Apr
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Nowruz; celebrating togetherness

Nowruz; celebrating togetherness

On Sunday millions of Afghans and others in the region marked Nowruz – literally, a ‘new day’- that heralds the advent of the new Solar Hijri year 1400, and the arrival of spring. The festival evokes a sense of hope for the year ahead. Atifa, aged 20 and from Herat says: “Nowruz is an opportunity .. read more

25
Mar
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Our cultural heritage can unite us

Our cultural heritage can unite us

Afghan society has a rich diversity of cultures and traditions. Some reflect a tribal structure, while others are based on ethnicity. The region in the west, north and centre of the country are influenced by neighboring Central Asian and Persian culture, which is distinct from the clan-based tradition seen in the south and east, where .. read more

14
Mar
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Afghan women deserve a peaceful future

Afghan women deserve a peaceful future

International Women’s Day was celebrated across the world on Monday 8th March with events held across Afghanistan that focused on empowering women and girls in all walks of life. People in Kabul and other parts of the country marked the day by donating blood, planting saplings and attending events that called for an end to .. read more

09
Mar
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TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG

  “Together We Are Strong” was the theme of a conference held On December 5, 2019 in Kabul, bringing together more than 50 young leaders from 10 provinces for discussions and exchange with the aim to inspire each other.  The conference was part of the Young Leaders program initiated by Ipso in 2019 in recognition .. read more

16
Jan
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Then Anadem of Flowers

Then Anadem of Flowers

Golo-Har, (the Anadem of Flowers) was the name of a socio-cultural event conducted by Nangarhar Social Cultural Container. The event was held to welcome families who had returned from Pakistan to Afghanistan. Many of these returnees were originally from neighbor provinces. They had left their homes many years ago due to war, insecurity and unemployment .. read more

01
May
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Nawruz Festival in Bamyan

Nawruz Festival in Bamyan

The ninth celebration of Nawruz was held in front of the caves of the Buddha statues. Music, poetry, theater, storytelling, acrobatic, a sport show and an agricultural exhibition were part of the event.  The team of the Bamyan sociocultural Container took the opportunity to ecourage people to take responsibility regarding their environment. They demonstrated how .. read more

01
May
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Being a refugee for one moment

Being a refugee for one moment

Sayed Jawid never had been a refugee and never had to live in a small tent. “I always lived with my family in a large and relatively good house. But today I went into such a tent the returnees are living in and what I could feel was the pain and difficulty of being refugee, .. read more

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Apr
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