Afghanistan: Pistachio, Not Poppy
New scheme aims to entice locals away from growing narcotics that help fuel insurgency.
Afghanistan's Perilous Talc Mines
Workers speak out over harsh and risky conditions.
Afghan Sikhs Hit By Suicide Attack
Bomber defies tight security to launch deadly strike on communal leadership
Afghanistan: Grim Figures for Maternal Mortality
With little access to healthcare, expectant mothers simply hope for the best.
Afghanistan: Few Options for Leukaemia Patients
Limited resources to treat blood cancer leaves many resigned to their fate.
Afghans March for Peace
Grassroots movement pledges to continue popular protests.
Boosting Business for Afghan Women
Small-scale producers say they need start-up funding and dedicated space.
Taleban Take Over Schools in Afghan District
Insurgents have imposed their own regulations and curriculum.
Female Candidates Face Tough Fight in Afghanistan
Traditional mores often prevent women even working outside the home, let alone running for office.
Global Voices: Asia
Kenya: Women Bearing the Brunt of Climate Change
An ongoing drought has served to amplify historic gender inequalities in arid areas of the country.
Philippines: Single Mothers Continue to Fight Stigma
The notion of family is still strongly influenced by rigid norms in this conservative nation.
Ukraine: War Teens
The lives of hundreds of thousands of young people have been shaped by Russia’s confrontation with Ukraine.
Will We See a Sovereign Central Asia?
As Moscow’s grip falters, and Beijing ups its influence, the region is seeing intriguing moves towards collective agreement and integration.
“Justice is Costly, but Also Priceless.”
Head of Nobel peace prize winning NGO tells IWPR that Ukraine must win a “fundamental battle of values”.
Cuba’s LGTBI Community Demands Change
Although discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal, the reality is different.