Central Asia Institute

By Dustin Thompson | Central Asia Institute - Nonprofit NGO promoting education & literacy, especially for girls, in remote areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan & Tajikistan centralasiainstitute.org

Recognizing Women’s Rights in Education on International Women’s Day

This year International Women’s Day carries a significant weight. As the Women’s Revolution has been heating up around the world, women and men from …

Women's Rights

Delivering babies in a war zone

For women in Afghanistan, having a baby can be deadly — with about one in 50 women dying as a result of pregnancy or childbirth.<p>Key points:<p>About …

Gender

In post-Taliban Kabul, a new generation of educated women is making itself heard

Refugees

Perspectives Asia: Politics of Food

Food is a highly political issue. Nowhere is this more true than in Asia. This publication seeks to illustrate some conflicting issues in the field …

Food

Central Asia Educational Trust – Central Asia Educational Trust

Repairing and Maintenance work In different district of Baltistan<p>Read More<p>CAET Wins Certification From Pakistan Center for Philanthropy(PCP)<p>Read …

St. Andrews Student's Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser is Helping Girls in Central Asia

People all over the world have been having conversations about the best ways to get involved with causes dear to their hearts. How can we make a …

Education

Survey Finds 84 Percent Of Women Illiterate

<b>A new survey conducted by the Central Statistics Organization reveals that 84 percent of Afghan women are illiterate and only two percent of the</b> …

Public Health

Training of Education Department Personnel in Badakhshan - The Killid Group

Local officials in Badakhshan said that hundreds of education department personnel along with students are learning English and computer programmes. …

Education

Afghan Love Stories and Valentine's Day Fairytales

Nasrine Gross’s story is a real-life fairytale. She grew up during the “Golden Age of Progress” in Afghanistan, met her Iowa-born husband in Beirut, …

Education

Pakistan's mass return of Afghan refugees raises concerns

A new report by Human Rights Watch has raised concerns as Pakistani officials are forcing hundreds of thousands of refugees to return to Afghanistan. The United Nations has been accused of being an accomplice.<p>Nearly 600,000 Afghans were subjected to a campaign of abuse and threats by Pakistan's …

Refugees

A New Paradigm: Toward a User

When I last wrote for <i>Stanford Social Innovation Review</i> three years ago, I claimed that the social sector needed to undergo a transformation. The …

Philanthropy

World Refugee Day: More than half of refugees are children

On World Refugee Day a total of 65.3 million people remain displaced throughout the world. That’s eight people fleeing their homes in fear every …

Refugees

Indy Guide

Select a media type above to begin uploading photos and videos<p>Welcome to the home of Indy Guide!<p>Our individual team members have combined digital …

Tajikistan

Maternal death rates in Afghanistan may be worse than previously thought

Unpublished research from the UN Population Fund suggests the country’s maternal mortality figures may be higher than reported<p>For years, declining death rates among pregnant women have been hailed as one of the great gains of foreign aid in Afghanistan.<p>In reality, however, Afghan women dying in …

Public Health

Afghanistan: The Shame of Having Daughters

Jamila says that she has become a social outcast, just because she has six female children.<p>The 45-year-old, who lives in the eastern province of …

European News

Room To Read's CEO Thinks Globally, Hires Locally

For Erin Ganju, building a global nonprofit has required thinking differently about how to create a team that can function while being spread out around the world.<p>"I'm a senior person here, and I'm the biggest idiot," Erin Ganju, CEO and co-founder of Room to Read, reflected on how she felt about …

Onward

<b>The Future of Social Impact Education in Business Schools and Beyond</b> This series, produced in partnership with Oxford’s Skoll Centre for Social …

Education

Don't Let the Unstoppable Revolution for Girls' Education Pass You By

All over the world, the revolution for girls’ education is gaining strength. Young girls, mothers, daughters and wives are taking the first steps …

Education

Japanese woman defied Taliban to help Afghan women, girls:The Asahi Shimbun

KABUL--When Keiko Nishigaki was summoned by the Taliban, she feared the worst.<p>Nishigaki assumed a harsh punishment awaited her for operating “hidden …

Peace Leaders

Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace present the Peace Leader Awards<p>The <b>Peace Leader Awards</b> recognize students in schools around the US who …

Education

Bringing Together Business and Social Change

“It’s not like opening a shoe factory.” That’s how Cameron Voyame—our first employee and someone who is experiencing homelessness—described the …

An Afghan Street Artist Boldly Brings Women's Stories To Life

Shamsia Hassani hopes her work inspires younger Afghan citizens, both men and women, to create.<p>At 22 years old, Shamsia Hassani became interested in graffiti ― spray painting the surreal visions fostered in her imagination onto empty city walls. Her family was supportive yet worried, and …

Art

How mass media can tap into human biology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals

Discovery Learning Alliance/Patrick Toselli<p>Philo Farnsworth believed television would help bring about world peace. It hasn't quite worked out that way. Although he was one of the most important inventors of early television, he later bemoaned its content. But perhaps, like his "image dissector," …

Learning

Afghanistan: Afghan women must be empowered, said rights activists at UN-backed event

Source: UN Assistance Mission in AfghanistanCountry: Afghanistan<b><br>MAHMUD-I-RAQI</b> - Eliminating violence against women as an essential starting point for …

Women's Rights

It's 2017, the TIME to Empower World's Girls

I begin all my talks with a simple question:<p><i>Are there more males or females in the world?</i><p>No audience has ever answered correctly. Renowned universities, government agencies, and global organizations - all tackling today's most urgent issues - believe there are more females.<p>This myth has been …

Gender

Technology - Woman’s tool to success and empowerment

HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan …

Snooker

How your £238million aid for girls in Pakistan to receive a better education mostly assisted boys

• <b>A damning report shows how a programme for girls actually served more boys</b>• <b><br>Only 43% of vouchers were given to girls despite far more being unschooled</b>• <b><br>A</b> …

Minister Sets Record Straight, Only Six Million In School

<b>Minister of Education Assadullah Hanif Balkhi said on Sunday a recent study has found that only six million Afghan children are at school – contrary</b> …

Education