Girls’ Education in Afghanistan

There are a number of contributing factors implicated in the poor state of girls’ education and gender inequality in Afghanistan. According to the UNDP’s human development report (2017), Afghanistan ranked 168 out of 189 countries on the gender equality index,…

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International Day of the Girl – animation

Since 2013, AKF has been implementing a large-scale girls’ education programme in Afghanistan called STAGES (Steps Towards Afghan Girls’ Education Success). With funding from UKAid through the Girls’ Education Challenge, AKF and a consortium of partners* have been supporting over…

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On working in fragile contexts

By Michael Kocher, General Manager, Aga Khan Foundation The Aga Khan Development Network is a collection of 10 development agencies. Collectively, our agencies seek to achieve three things: First, to improve the quality of life in almost every respect –…

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