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Overcoming family challenges

Overcoming family challenges

A challenge in one area of your life can affect other aspects. Worrying about these can drain a lot of your energy and make you too tired to deal effectively with other problems such as disagreements with relatives or friends. The lives of most Afghans revolves around the family, which makes our reliance on each .. read more

01
Dec
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Transmitting Culture from one Generation to the Next

Transmitting Culture from one Generation to the Next

Hashar is a part of the culture of the communities in the eastern zone, especially in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, which has created an atmosphere of brotherhood among the people in the social life, it helps to reduce hatred at the community level and to keep the spirit of cooperation among the communities alive. Laying .. read more

09
Nov
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Struggle for a Better Life

Struggle for a Better Life

The lives of people living in remote areas of Afghanistan, especially young men and women, begin with a series of family, economic and social problems. Arif Iftikhari, a 25-year old educator who grew up in Bamyan, says: “There is no need to remain silent about these problems, but it is very important that everyone should .. read more

02
Nov
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Turning a Problem into a Public Discourse

Turning a Problem into a Public Discourse

People in two districts of Bamyan (Waras and Yakawlang) have decided to end the exorbitant costs of weddings and dowries. As a result of many meetings and a communal decision, the practice will be abolished gradually. Young people have played a direct role in the process and had a significant contribution to making this decision .. read more

28
Oct
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Community Responsibilities in Empowering People with Disabilities

Community Responsibilities in Empowering People with Disabilities

Mohammad Arif Jafari, a 25-year-old disabled man, is a native of Bamyan province in Afghanistan who moved to Herat with his family when he was young. Jafari went illegally to Iran to earn money to support his family, and as a construction worker had an accident on a building site. Since then, his left leg .. read more

25
Oct
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Young People Take the Initiative; Can Youth Be Trusted?

Young People Take the Initiative; Can Youth Be Trusted?

Offering assistance and aid in times of grief and hardship is an integral part of Afghan culture. These assistances often come in both spiritual forms such as condolement and giving solace, and material forms such as providing financial aids to the affected families in their community. This summer, thirteen provinces of Afghanistan, mostly in the .. read more

20
Oct
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The Importance of Honour in Afghan Society

The Importance of Honour in Afghan Society

The concept of honour is very important in Afghan culture because it defines the reputation of an individual and therefore the respect that is given to this person and to his or her family.  The concept of honour is linked to certain values, which should not be violated. It is therefore important not to compromise .. read more

14
Oct
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Social Interaction Between Genders; Developing a Healthy Relationship

Social Interaction Between Genders; Developing a Healthy Relationship

Fatema and Zahra, 19, are identical twins from Mazar-e-Sharif—the largest city in northern Afghanistan. Mazar-e-Sharif is one of the most diverse city in Afghanistan with many people from different ethnic groups and tribal backgrounds living along with one another. “Different parts and neighborhoods in Mazar-e-Sharif hold different beliefs about the interaction of girls and boys .. read more

12
Oct
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Engaging youngsters from displaced communities

Engaging youngsters from displaced communities

Through history, the city of Herat has been a place of interaction of cultures and customs, as well as the pursuit of ideas This has enabled people from the region and beyond to foster lasting friendships between individuals and communities, and enabled the city to be a center of culture and tolerance. This status has, .. read more

28
Sep
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Intergenerational Dialogue; How It Begins From Family

Intergenerational Dialogue; How It Begins From Family

In conventional Afghan society, there are numerous manifestations of community dialogue in many forms and formats such as Jirga, Shora and so on. In fact, these forms of community dialogues are so deep-rooted in the Afghan culture that have been long used as dependable mechanisms to discuss issues, make decisions and solve problems at community .. read more

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Sep
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