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Afghanistan Resilience System Working Group

The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about Afghanistan.

Members

Amanullah Hotak Hank Rappaport hank_test Kathy Gilbeaux Maryam Safi mdmcdonald

Email address for group

afghanistan-resilience-system-working-group@m.resiliencesystem.org

Afghanistan-Pakistan earthquake leaves hundreds dead

This girl was among those being treated at a hospital in Peshawar, in Pakistan

Image: This girl was among those being treated at a hospital in Peshawar, in Pakistan

bbc.com - October 26th, 2015

More than 260 people have died, mostly in Pakistan, after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan.

Tremors from the quake were also felt in northern India and Tajikistan.

At least 12 of the victims were Afghan schoolgirls killed in a crush as they tried to get out of their building.

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Illicit Power Structures In Afghanistan: Ethnic diversity, Drug trafficking, War lords and Corruption in the systems of government

By: Maryam Safi

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Female Empowerment, Culture and National Pride in Afghanistan

paxpopuli.org - by Maryam Safi - June 19, 2013

Editors note: On the 8th March 2013, people around the world celebrated international women’s day. Pax Populi did this by honouring the women of Afghanistan and raising awareness about their struggle for rights through the “Be Inspired” initiative, a webpage sharing with the world the triumphs, challenges and future visions of Afghan women, and in the following piece, the author, Maryam Safi, recounts how women in Afghanistan celebrated that day and how in doing so, they demonstrated their own empowerment and the greatness of their Afghan culture and traditions. 

Maryam Safi is an Afghan national born in Kabul in 1986.  Due to the civil war her family emigrated to Pakistan and Iran. She received her primary and secondary education outside of Afghanistan, but returned to Kabul where she graduated, from a girl’s high school.

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Healthy People, Healthy Community - COMMUNITY MIDWIFERY EDUCATION PROGRAM IN AFGHANISTAN

by Maryam Safi

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Vision:

The program’s vision is to see the realization and development of a vibrant and vital civil society in Afghanistan where the interest, concerns, and dignity of the civilians, the citizen, and the common man are taken seriously and more people have access to resources and power over choices.

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