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Forward Together Scholarship Program for Young Afghan Females

Publish Date: 03 October 2016

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


Mobile Apps Create Hope for Brighter Future for Young Afghan Women

Publish Date: 03 October 2016

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


New Graduate Sees Internship as Ticket to Her Dream Job

Publish Date: 03 October 2016

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

Publish Date: 04 April 2016

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

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