In A Conflict Environment, Look To Universal Principles Of Law

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship   
August 23rd, 2013

In A Conflict Environment, Look To Universal Principles Of Law

Sakena Yacoobi, founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning, explains that to be able to bring a country out of violence and lawlessness, education in universal human laws is a necessity.

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Women Take The Stage Against Taliban

IPS   
April 7th, 2013

Women Take The Stage Against Taliban

Women in the northern provinces of Pakistan are not allowing the Taliban’s ban on theatre to stop them from creating and participating in productions.

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Entrepreneurial Afghan Women Changing Perceptions

VoiceofAmerica   
February 13th, 2013

Entrepreneurial Afghan Women Changing Perceptions

After participating in Project Artemis, a program that aims to bring Afghan women entrepreneurs to the U.S. for an intensive business skills course, several Afghan businesswomen have been able to supplement their own businesses and teach others about management, marketing and leadership.

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Afghan Female Artist Beats The Odds

VoiceofAmerica   
January 31st, 2013

Afghan Female Artist Beats The Odds

23 year-old Afghan artist Malina Suliman risks her life to create art in Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban, in order to share with the public, through visual representations, of what she feels are the greatest problems and challenges of her generation.

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Peace Needs A Chance

The Real News   
July 25th, 2012

Peace Needs A Chance

The Afghan Peace Volunteers wanted so much to connect with other human voices that a growing number of peacemakers and I helped them to organize an international program called the ‘Global Days of Listening.’ In their hunger to find friends, these Afghan youth changed my life.

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Creative Despite War: A Film On Afghanistan’s Most Resilient Artists

GOOD   
April 26th, 2013

Creative Despite War: A Film On Afghanistan’s Most Resilient Artists

Despite thirty years of conflict, Afghanistan is still home to multiple artists who are part of a blossoming movement that affirms the resilience and strength of humanity and hope.

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New Nonprofit Joint Venture Will Tell The Positive Stories Of Afghanistan

dowser   
April 4th, 2013

New Nonprofit Joint Venture Will Tell The Positive Stories Of Afghanistan

The Afghan Dreamers Project is aiming to tell the stories of triumph and accomplishment in Afghanistan that have been largely overshadowed by more than a decade of war.

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Students Of DIY Workshop Make First Skateboards In Afghanistan

GOOD   
February 6th, 2013

Students Of DIY Workshop Make First Skateboards In Afghanistan

Skateistan, which began as a Kabul-based NGO and now operates in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Pakistan, focuses on reaching out to children by using skateboarding as a tool for developing leadership opportunities, trust, and friendships- and then provides access to education and platforms for self-expression that break cycles of poverty and exclusion.

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Why a Grateful Father Helped Raise $1.1 Million to Help Veterans

The Christian Science Monitor   
September 2nd, 2012

Why a Grateful Father Helped Raise $1.1 Million to Help Veterans

Since he was not forced to send his children to war, he believes it is his responsibility to donate part of his wealth to the rehabilitation and care of veterans.

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Shelter Dogs Changing Lives For Struggling Veterans

KDVR.com   
June 19th, 2012

Shelter Dogs Changing Lives For Struggling Veterans

They’re unwanted animals, abandoned at the dog shelter. But an Englewood charity is training them to be priceless companions to injured military members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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