An afghan child labourer, seraj 13, sells balloons alongside a street at a late evening in mazar-i-sharif, afghanistan.
according to a report published by afghanistan's human rights watch comission, 16% of child labourers have been sexually harrased since start of 2018, which 40% of it have been physically s****l harrasement.
An afghan shoe-shine, azim 8, waits for customers in mazar-i-sharif, afghanistan.
according to the un children’s fund (unicef), 24 percent of afghan children aged 7-14 are in employment.
some 9 million afghans – 36 per cent of the population – are believed to live in absolute poverty and a further 37 per cent live only slightly above the poverty line. afghanistan has the second highest maternal mortality rate in the world and the third highest rate of child mortality. only 23 per cent of the population have access to safe drinking water, and only 24 per cent of afghans above the age of 15 can read and write, with much lower literacy rates among women and nomadic populations.
Music, fashion and modelling, a slightly new trend among youth in afghanistan. in this photograph taken on the outskirts of mazar-i-sharif, an afghan boy poses for a photo with his guitar while sitting on his car.
According to the unfpa the majority of the world’s youth population live in asia. this demographic dividend face a rapidly changing world where they are the most vulnerable to mental health conditions that can cost them their future and ours. so on the occasion of world mental health day; 10th october we are sharing concerns from youth leaders across south asia to bring awareness to this fundamental issue.
*call for applications: deadline sep 30, 2018* set in the cosmopolitan city of paris, france, the youth global forum is composed not only to equip young business people with the necessary tools to thrive in the realms of impact investment, but also to foster leadership, human values and a strong sense of social responsibility. through a harmonious combination of educational programs and cultural exchange activities, participants will leave the event feeling empowered and inspired to generate positive change within their communities. a series of informative keynotes, masterclasses, case studies and highly-interactive workshops conducted by esteemed experts will help attendees to gain insight into the complex world of impact investing and learn about the opportunities which could allow them to realize their maximum potential.
further, young entrepreneurs will have the chance to pitch their very own business projects related to the event theme, with the winner receiving youth time’s idea grant to realize their idea!
Afghanistan's currency fell to its lowest value against us dollar since 2001, the year usa invaded afghanistan. insecurity, political and economic insecurity and smuggling of us dollars are the main reasons behind the depreciation of afghani against the us dollar. besides that, the nation’s high trade deficit further pushes the value of afghani down.
Afghan girl, muazzema 7 years old, rides her bicycle at their neighbourhood in herat, afghanistan.
unfortunately, violence against women has not decreased despite the law on elimination of violence against women that was introduced in 2009. violence against women is severely under-reported in afghanistan due to insecurity, lack of a functioning government or judiciary, and traditional practices which combine to discourage victims and their families from reporting violence.
few days ago a 7-year-old minor bride girl was killed by her husband in badghis province. this comes as a 14-year-old girl was hanged to death by unknown men in central daikundi province of afghanistan.
An afghan boy waits for customers in a bakery in mazar-i-sharif, afghanistan.
afghan bread, or nân-i afğânī, is the national bread of afghanistan. the bread is oval or rectangular and baked in a tandoor, a cylindrical oven that is the primary cooking equipment of the sub-continental region. the afghan version of the tandoor sits above ground and is made of bricks, which are heated to cook the bread. the bread, also known as naan, is shaped and then stuck to the interior wall of the oven to bake. black cumin or caraway seeds are often sprinkled on the bread, as much for decoration as for taste, and lengthwise lines are scored in the dough to add texture to the bread. @farshadusyan