Campaigning in Afghanistan



We're campaigning  for street working children: Almost a quarter of all children are engaged in some kind of harmful work, more boys than girls are involved in exploitative work.  15% of children in urban locations are working children.

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'War on Children' Afghanistan Award winning Photography 

Award winning war photographer Andrew Quilty travelled with Save the Children across Afghanistan last month, capturing the stories of children whose lives have been devastated by the endless...

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Save the Children and ANIM provide musical education support to working street children

Razia* is 13 years old, is a music student in grade six at Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM). Two years ago, she received a scholarship from ANIM as part of a joint program between...

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Children participate in photo & art exhibition, telling their story of life on the street

It was not very difficult to spot Sahra amongst the 150 odd attendees at the Photo and Art Exhibition on street working children under the Every Last Child Campaign held on November 30, 2017 at...

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Farhad Darya hosts concert for street children

On 10 August, Save the Children in Afghanistan held a live concert with singer and our celebrity ambassador, Farhad Darya, for street-working children in Kabul. Keeping in line with the Every Last...

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Afghanistan - Lack of Education

Featured in this video are two young boys, Karimullah* (11 years of age) and Azizullah* (14) from Afghanistan. Karimullah* returned from Pakistan with his family a few days before he was...

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What impact has the Every Last Child campaign had in 2016?

In April 2016 we launched our Every Last Child campaign in over 70 countries. In the past year, we have seen incredible successes, progress and outcomes at national, regional and international...

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A journey to the heart of Afghanistan’s returnee crisis

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Watch this animated video to see how education safe from disasters ensures uninterrupted learning for children in Asia

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Girl Child Song - Afghanistan National Institute of Music

Dohktar Astam, “I Am a Girl”, is performed in celebration of International Girl Child Day 2016 and recognizes strong women overcoming obstacles in Afghanistan and around the world. It features the...

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Afghanistan stands up for the rights of street working girls

On the occasion of International Day of the Girl on 11 October, Save the Children, in collaboration with ArtLords, a group of Afghan artists and activists, painted a portrait of an Afghan street...

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Save the Children collaborates with ArtLords in Afghanistan

Zubaida Akbar, Campaign Manager at Save the Children in Afghanistan explains why and how we collaborated with ArtLord, a group of Afghan artists and activists, to campaign for street working girls.

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Dukhtar Hastam ( I am a Girl )

Today on the occasion of International Girl Child Day, Save the Children together with the Afghanistan National Institute of Music launched the first ever Girl Song. The Poem of the song is written...

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Afghan children cannot wait

On 5 October 2016, the European Union and the Government of Afghanistan will co-host the Brussels conference on Afghanistan....

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Farhad Darya hosts a concert for children in Afghanistan

To commemorate International Children's Day on 1 June and World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June, Save the Children’s celebrity ambassador in Afghanistan, Farhad Darya hosted a concert...

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Save the Children Celebrity Ambassador Farhad Darya hosts a ...

Our Celebrity Ambassador, Farhad Darya, hosted a concert for children in Kabul, Afghanistan recently.

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Report: Unequal Portions

Good nutrition – a healthy, balanced, adequate diet – is a matter of life or death. And the difference between surviving or thriving. It is essential for a healthy immune system, to protect against...

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Campaigning against temporary residence for unaccompanied minors in Norway

On 26 May Save the Children Norway handed in a petition with over 16,500 signatures to the Parliament asking its members to vote NO to the government’s proposal to extend the scheme of temporary...

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Farhad Darya's message on sexual abuse of children

This is a message from Farhad Darya our ambassador on sexual abuse of children a very important topic which needs to be discussed and tackled in Afghanistan

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How can we help street children in Afghanistan?

We're campaigning for street children in Afghanistan so that they can fulfil their rights to education and survival. Save the Children's Campaign Manager, Zubaida Akbar was interviewed by a leading...

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Save the Children in Afghanistan is delivering community classes across the Uruzgan province, one of the country's poorest regions. The classes provide an education for more than 1400 boys and...

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