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Job placement services offer permanent solutions

Publish Date: 03 October 2016   Category: News

Job placement services offer permanent solutions Logar Province is located in the central zone of Afghanistan with a total of 655 villages and an estimated population of 411,845 people. Unemployment is high and work opportunities sparse, and even more so if you are a woman. 21 year old Maya*, Read More


Forward Together Scholarship Program for Young Afghan Females

Publish Date: 03 October 2016   Category: Success Stories

Forward Together Scholarship Program for Young Afghan Females Promote: Women in the Economy is working to bridge the gap between education and employment opportunities through the introduction of “Forward Together” scholarships for women and girls. The government estimates there Read More


MOLSAMD AND USAID-PROMOTE TEAM UP TO OFFER AFGHAN WOMEN INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Publish Date: 03 October 2016   Category: Press Releases

MOLSAMD AND USAID-PROMOTE TEAM UP TO OFFER AFGHAN WOMEN INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES MoLSAMD and USAID-Promote Team up to Offer Afghan Women Internship Opportunities USAID Afghanistan For Immediate Release Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Read More


Mobile Apps Create Hope for Brighter Future for Young Afghan Women

Publish Date: 03 October 2016   Category: Success Stories

Mobile Apps Create Hope for Brighter Future for Young Afghan Women This is the story of 22-year old Fatima Azam*, a fourth-year Software Engineering student at Kabul University! Let’s hear how she got inspired to create a mobile app aiming to help her fellow citizens. “In 2015, m Read More


USAID Promote: Women in the Economy Participates in 2nd Annual Education Expo in Kabul

Publish Date: 03 October 2016   Category: News

USAID Promote: Women in the Economy Participates in 2nd Annual Education Expo in Kabul The Education Expo, now in its second year, brought together over 200 leading educational institutions and service providers from across the country, including American University of Afghanistan, Kardan Uni Read More


M-Paisa Provides Afghan Women with Affordable Access to Financial Services

Publish Date: 03 October 2016   Category: News

M-Paisa Provides Afghan Women with Affordable Access to Financial Services Over the last decade, Afghanistan’s economy has grown from $2 billion in 2002 to more than $20 billion in 2015. However, it is estimated that 96% of Afghanistan’s 30 million-strong population is still not f Read More


Internship builds confidence for a young jobseeker

Publish Date: 03 October 2016   Category: News

Internship builds confidence for a young jobseeker Anusheh Behzadi*, a high school graduate from Herat, completed a two year English language course in hopes of finding a well-paying job. Even with her academic background, she did not have any success. “I was unable to find a good job b Read More


New Graduate Sees Internship as Ticket to Her Dream Job

Publish Date: 03 October 2016   Category: Success Stories

New Graduate Sees Internship as Ticket to Her Dream Job Maryam Abraham[1] is one of the many young professionals in Afghanistan hoping to find a job. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Herat University in 2014 but even a year after graduation, she was still looking for a job! Read More


AFGHAN WOMEN TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO STOP STREET HARASSMENT For Immediate Release

Publish Date: 04 April 2016   Category: Press Releases

Kabul, Afghanistan – As part of ongoing celebrations of Women’s History Month, USAID’s Promote Women in the Economy (WIE) program recognized three women who developed the best concepts for a mobile device application to help women confront street harassment in Afghanistan. The applicatio Read More


Afghan Women to Use Technology to Stop Street Harassment

Publish Date: 04 April 2016   Category: Success Stories

As part of ongoing celebrations of Women’s History Month, USAID’s Promote Women in the Economy (WIE) program recognized three women who developed the best concepts for a mobile device application to help women confront street harassment in Afghanistan. The applications, developed as par Read More


The First Step Forward on My Career Path

Publish Date: 04 April 2016   Category: Success Stories

Eighteen-year-old Najia Amani* from Herat graduated from high school last year. Her goal was to help her country by working in a business. “I understand that the economy is one of the most important keys to a country’s improvement,” she said. However, like many girls and women in Read More


Consumer Insights Afghanistan: How Young Women are Using Tech

Publish Date: 04 April 2016   Category: News

In November 2015, I spent two weeks in Kabul, Afghanistan, working with DAI’s Women in Economy (WIE) project, funded by USAID’s Promote program. One of WIE’s primary objectives is to help young, educated Afghan women find jobs and move up in their careers. My main focus w Read More