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FIELD NOTES: By Country

AFGHANISTAN

Man painting fence

In Wake Of Recent Attacks On Schools, Boundary Walls Are Essential

In Wake Of Recent Attacks On Schools, Boundary Walls Are Essential For the last 10 years, attacks on schools by …

Afghan woman

A Woman’s Place

There is a saying in Afghanistan, “Women should stay home or in the grave.”

This sentiment is a remnant of the Taliban-era, when women could be whipped in public for baring their ankles, lose a finger for painting their nails, or be thrown down a flight of stairs for hosting an informal school in their homes.

Kuchi tribes

Afghan Kuchi Tribes Thrive With Community Education

In the eastern provinces of Afghanistan, where agriculture is still the main source of income, semi-nomadic Kuchi tribes still move with the seasons, following ancient cultural traditions. In the past these tribes roamed across the region in search of grazing grounds for their herds of sheep and camels, but government borders, private land, and changing climate have drastically reduced the number of people who still travel, and the places they can go.

PAKISTAN

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TAJIKISTAN

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