Afghanistan’s Neglected Boys


Everyone knows that Afghanistan is one of world’s worst places to be female. Low literacy rates. High maternal death rates. Large numbers of women across the country live in fear of violence, every day.

But what about boys?

Fewer people realize that Afghanistan is one place in the world where boys...

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Minh Rewrites Her Story


My name is Minh. These days, I feel really happy. But that wasn’t always true. A few years ago everything was different.

I grew up in Northern Vietnam, right near the border of China. My sister and brothers raised me because our parents died when I was 13. Life was...

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Rany Becomes Independent


Before my life was the toughest condition. My problems kept me down. But now I can raise my face to see this big world.

My name is Rany. I am in third year of university in Cambodia, studying to become a social worker. My dream is to help poor...

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Aftercare Program for Trafficked Girls

Solar Stoves in Afghanistan


Starlight is a social business in Afghanistan that began in 2008. Capitalizing on the country’s 300 or so days a year of bright sunshine, the enterprise produces solar-powered stoves which provide a cost-efficient, locally-produced and healthy method of cooking. Additionally, Starlight provides training and employment opportunities for...

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