Afghanistan has made significant progress over the last ten years, and in particular, Afghan women and girls have made great strides. Millions of girls are in school; the maternal mortality rate has dropped; and health care is being delivered to many more women and children. Having said that, there are still large problems to address: low literacy rates among women, the need for more women teachers, more women business professionals, and better access to finance. The most common question asked is "What will happen to the women and girls of Afghanistan after ? It is a testament to the desire to support women's achievements to ensure a stable and secure future in Afghanistan, and it is also reflective of a world view that women in Afghanistan can only progress with the strong support of the international community. I certainly agree that there needs to be strong support from the international community, and I know that the women I have met and worked with - from Kabul and beyond - deserve our support and also our respect.
Meet Taloqan Women
Taloqan – The Colorful Mondays | Agustinus Wibowo
Education is said to be the key to unlocking the golden door of freedom. While women in Afghanistan increasingly move further towards this freedom, many continue to face significant barriers to education and employment. These two elements are imperative to re-establishing livelihoods and providing women with financial stability and independence. For those who do have the skills and resources to create their own businesses, accessing the market and local business centers can be extremely difficult. As a result, women are forced to sell their products at very low prices to relatives or the local community, often operating at a loss.
Taloqan – The Colorful Mondays
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The city of Taloqan is the capital of the Takhar province, one of Afghanistan northern provinces. Takhar was part of the Qataghan province which once comprised the nowadays provinces of Kunduz, Takhar and Baghlan. The city is dusty, but the smoothly paved road which connected the sleepy provincial capital to Kabul promised its brighter future.