After watching In Her Hands, a Netflix documentary executive produced by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton and about Zarifa Ghafari, Afghanistan’s youngest female mayor of Maidan Wardak, I immediately started Googling what I consider major holes in her story such as what did she do before she became a mayor in 2018? Where is she today and what is she doing? In Her Hands successfully imparts the dangerous nature of her life’s work as a woman in politics living in an ultra male-dominated society. Her driver and bodyguards are always heavily armed and alert. However the documentary feels disjointed and scattered unnecessarily. Perhaps this is because Afghanistan was on the brink of the United States leaving the country after nearly 20 years at war and it was dangerous to adequately tell her story.
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We have written at length about the power of frontline health workers from documenting female frontline health workers in Ethiopia to discussing the importance of their work as they provide health care to those without access to health centers and hospitals. While we know that frontline health workers are pivotal to the overall health of a country, it is also important to note that many … Continue reading The Plight of Female Frontline Health Workers
One of the standout geographical features about Afghanistan is its extremely remote areas. Because of its mountains, harsh climates, and ruined infrastructure Afghanistan poses great difficulty for NGOs to reach some of the most remote parts of the country. In fact, many of those areas are only accessible by air. Providing lifesaving support to those living in Afghanistan is not easy and is, if fact, … Continue reading The Company 200 NGOs Rely on in Afghanistan
Today is World Polio Day. World Polio Day was started by Rotary International and is an annual day on October 24 where the world comes together to stress the importance of global polio eradication. The good news is polio is nearing complete eradication with only three countries where the paralysing disease is still endemic – Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. India is currently one-year free from any reported … Continue reading World Polio Day