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UNAMA Photo Exhibition of Women in Afghanistan

photos of afghan womenTo mark the 2010 International Women's Month in Afghanistan, UNAMA presented a special online photo exhibition on women in the county. View the exhibit »

Fact Sheet on Women 2010

fact sheet on women 2010 The updated UNIFEM Afghanistan Fact Sheet 2010 is now available online. The fact sheet includes updated data on population, health, education, women in the labour force, and much more »

Blog: Peace with Justice for Afghanistan

The Special Fund for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan

The Special Fund was launched on 7 March 2008 to support ongoing activities to stop violence against women. more »

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UNAMA Photo of the Day

photos of women in afghanistan

UNAMA Photo of the Day: 5 May 2010. Fardin Waezi (UNAMA)

Farzana Wahidy, one of Afghanistan's few women photographers, shoots New Year's celebrations at the magnificent Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif.

Photographers like Wahidy, who has worked for leading international publications, have inspired other women to pick up the camera.

Last year, four other talented women, were trained in Afghanistan by world-famous British photographer Tim Page, at a series of workshops organized by the United Nations.

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