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Prominent Afghan journalist Najiba Ayubi has won an international "Courage in Journalism" award.
The award, from the International Women's Media Foundation ( IWMF) recognised Ayubi's...
A new report says that religious freedom in Afghanistan remains exceedingly poor, both for minority religious groups and dissenting members of the majority Sunni Muslim faith.
Nottingham Playhouse is hosting a month of events about Afghanistan to mark its European premiere of The Kite Runner, a play adapted from Khaled Hosseini’s award winning novel.
UK International Development Minister Alan Duncan has formally pledged an extra £300 million over six years to help eradicate polio.
Mr Duncan made the announcement at the first Global...
The UN envoy to Afghanistan, Jan Kubis says civilian casualties rose almost 30 per cent in the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year.
Speaking to NATO...
As world leaders meet at the first Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi, BAAG has joined other agencies in calling on the UK government to renew its commitment to eradicating polio.
A new UN report says opium production in Afghanistan has risen for the third consecutive year and is moving towards record levels.
The report, from the United Nations Office on Drugs and...
A British parliamentary committee says the UK must show the Afghan people that it abides by its commitment to support them after international forces withdraw in 2014.
In a new report, “...
The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) has just released the 2013 edition of its flagship Guide. It aims to enhance understanding of the actors, structures, and government processes...
The United Nations has strongly condemned a recent spate of so-called “honour killings” against Afghan women and girls.
The UN’s women’s agency, UN Women, said three such killings were...
This month saw the launch of the first-ever oral history project to record the experiences of Afghan women settling in the UK over the past 40 years.
The ambitious project, which includes...
Millions of Afghans are taking part in Nowroz celebrations across the country.
Nowruz- which means “new day” is an ancient festival marking the spring equinox and the beginning of the...
Afghan women need continued international support to prevent their hard-won rights being traded for peace, according to BAAG Director Jawed Nader.
He and other Afghan activists were...
BAAG welcomes this week's announcement that the UK government is to do more to combat violence against women and girls in Afghanistan.
UK Development Secretary Justine Greening made the...
A new report by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) examines how Afghans perceive next year’s crucial Presidential elections.
The report, “Justifying the Means: Afghan Perceptions...
The United Nations says the number of civilians killed in Afghanistan dropped by 12 per cent in 2012 - the first reduction in six years.
Its annual report on the Protection of Civilians in...
Next month's Human Rights Film festival in London is showcasing three powerful films about Afghanistan.
All three have won international plaudits. The two documentaries being shown - ...
The United Nations says that fewer people reported paying bribes in Afghanistan in 2012, but the total cost of corruption has increased significantly.
The latest survey from the UN Office...
A group of young Afghan musicians are hitting the headlines on their first-ever tour of the United States.
The youngsters - aged between 9 and 21 - are from the Afghanistan National...
A new report from Human Rights Watch says Afghanistan’s human rights situation remains poor and expresses growing concern for the future.
In its annual report, released in early February,...
The UN’s new Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, Mark Bowden, is calling for more international aid to be dedicated to meet growing humanitarian needs in 2013.
Speaking to BAAG in...
The Afghan film Buzkashi Boys has been nominated for an Oscar in the "Short film Live Action" category.
The film tells the story of two young boys in Kabul who dream of playing...
The United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator, OCHA, is predicting a bleak year for Afghanistan, with further violence and a worsening humanitarian situation.
The agency’s Common...
2012 was a triumphant year for Afghan refugee cricketer Matiullah Haidar.
In December, the 20 year old won the prestigious Spirit of London “Achievement in Sports” award for his outstanding...
A new paper from the US Institute of Peace analyses the implications of Afghanistan’s huge untapped mineral reserves for economic growth and stability.
The paper "Political Economy and...