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Boy Who Lost Dad And Uncle In Iraq Finds Comfort, Proves Why Military Family Services Matter
Society & Culture  (tags: Iraq, Afghanistan, children, family, Americans, military, society, Project Focus, humans, death, education )

- 111 days ago -
Rosanna Powers' fiancé and brother died within 30 hours of each other in Iraq in 2004. Now, just over a decade after their deaths, she sees both of them in her 11-year-old son -- a comforting but difficult reality.
President Karzai: Reject New Law That Silences Women in Afghanistan ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, women, law, environment, protection, Afghanistan )

- 389 days ago -
The bill is now in the hands of President Hamid Karzai, who we urge to not sign the new criminal procedure code.
Stand With Afghan Women and Girls ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, women, girls, crimes, human rights, protection, Afghanistan, law, violence, freedoms )

- 389 days ago -
The Afghan Parliament has just passed a law that would effectively silence women and girls who are attacked by family members by banning them from testifying against anyone they are related to... no matter how horrible the crime.
8-Yr-Old Afghan Bride Who Was Brutally Killed By Her Mullah Husband On The First Night Of Her Wedding
Society & Culture  (tags: Child bride, Afghanistan, rape, murder, human righs, Mullah )

- 652 days ago -
This is so very sad.... The 8-years-old girl whose story you'll read in coming lines did not make it to the 2nd night of her wedding nor did she make it to her 9th or 10th birthday.
As First Military Social Work Officer Killed in Action, Army Lt. Col. David Cabrera Was a 'Soldier of Kindness' TEXT and PHOTOS
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, sadness, military, mental health, PTSD, family, war, Afghanistan, society )

- 839 days ago -
Army Lt. Col. Jeff Yarvis looked out at the cemetery where 41-year-old Army Lt. Col. David Cabrera, believed to be the first military social work officer killed in action by enemy fire, would be buried this day.
Courage! The Story of One Soldier, Quadruple Amputee, Taylor Morris -Video
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, afghanistan, americans, culture, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, health, politics, society, soldiers, War )

- 856 days ago -
This is the story of Quadruple Amputee, Taylor Morris. Taylor was injured on May 3rd, 2012 in Afghanistan to an IED blast becoming the 5th Quad Amputee to have ever survive to date.
A Veteran of the Afghanistan War Speaks Out on Poverty   video
Society & Culture  (tags: video, Mason Bliss, veteran, war, Afghanistan, Green Party, USA, wealthy nation, starving children, homelessness, poverty, declining education, Green New Deal, economic justice, green jobs, green energy )

- 888 days ago -
Today we share the story of Mason Bliss, an Afghan vet and Green Party supporter. It's immoral that children are starving in one of the wealthiest nations in the world.
Police Rape in Afghanistan -- TAKE ACTION!
Society & Culture  (tags: Afghanistan, rape, human rights, police, justice, Avaaz )

- 972 days ago -
18 year-old Lal Bibi was kidnapped, raped, tortured and chained to a wall for five days by a gang of powerful Afghan police officers. But she stood up to do what women in Afghanistan are told not to -- she is fighting back, and together we can help her.
Afghan Girls/Women Leaving the Country or School/Jobs Out of Fear, Increasing Violence Against Them, Government Disinterest
Society & Culture  (tags: Taliban, Afghanistan, Women, Fear, Brain Drain, abuse, children, corruption, culture, education, freedoms, government, politics, religion, rights, society, violence, women )

- 1001 days ago -
Worsening security, rising violence, school attacks, the Afghan government's lack of committment to equality & tackling high rates of ill-treatment of women at home & the workplace, all add to women's growing fears for after the NATO 2014 pull-out
Dancing Into Dangerous Territory as Forbidden Practice Thrives Again
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, children, violence, Afghanistan, boys, bacha bazi )

- 1057 days ago -
The practice of wealthy Afghans exploiting boys as sexual partners, often dressing them up as women, is on the rise, writes Ernesto Londono in Dehrazi.
Kabul's 'Unnoticed' Child Workers
Society & Culture  (tags: media, world, children, abuse, law, politics, child labor, Afghanistan, society, family, ethics )

- 1231 days ago -
A new documentary examines the child labor problem in Afghanistan's capital
Women In Afghanistan Given Shelter, Now It Could Be Taken From Them ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, women, Afghanistan, violence, shelter, rights )

- 1285 days ago -
Each day women in Afghanistan are in fear for their lives, and for the lives of their children. These are not women who have committed any atrocious act or heinous crime. They are abused by their families and often times placed into a women's prison
Copper Load of This! Company Digging Mine in Afghanistan Unearths 2,600-Year-Old Buddhist Monastery
Society & Culture  (tags: Buddhist monastery, Afghanistan, archeology )

- 1569 days ago -
A Chinese company digging an unexploited copper mine in Afghanistan has unearthed ancient statues of Buddha in a sprawling 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery.Archaeologists are rushing to salvage what they can from a major seventh century B.C. religious...
Afghanistan's Last Jew Vows to Stay Put
Society & Culture  (tags: society, rights, politics, news, culture, Afghanistan, religion, world )

- 1757 days ago -
Zablon Simintov is always guaranteed the best seat in his local synagogue here, but the privilege comes with a downside: he's the last Jew in Afghanistan.The country's 800-year-old Jewish community -- an estimated 40,000 strong at its peak -- is now a pa
OP-ED: International Women's Day - Remembering Afghan Women
Society & Culture  (tags: world, rights, freedoms, AFGHANISTAN, humans, interesting, news, society, culture )

- 1821 days ago -
Today is International Women's Day, a day that is often overlooked within the United States, but holds deep significance overseas where women have overcome, or continue to be affected by, oppression.

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