Central Asia Institute

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Top 10 Reasons To Support Girls’ Education

Madonna announced she plans to sell a 1921 cubist painting, “Three Women,” by Fernand Léger to help raise money for girls’ education projects in …

Education

Romeoville School Wins Prestigious 'Pennies For Peace' Award

ROMEOVILLE, IL -- Central Asia Institute (CAI) and Pennies for Peace announced that A.Vito Martinez Middle School is one of six schools worldwide to receive the Peace Leader Award.<p>The Peace Leader Awards recognize students and educators around the world who have committed to a cause and made a …

It was a brutal killing that shocked Afghanistan. Now, the outrage has faded.

KABUL — From the steps of the old, blue-domed shrine, if you look past the families feeding pigeons on the plaza below and the lines of clogged traffic beyond, you can glimpse the stark, white stone monument two blocks away, rising from a platform next to the street.<p>If you approach it, following …

Women's Rights

Educate a Girl, Change the World

<b>For two decades, Central Asia Institute has promoted and provided education for girls in areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan where access</b> …

Spring Campaign 2017 Footsteps

We can start with projects like these:<p><b>Ray-e-Abisham Primary School</b> <br>Generations of girls will drop out, or be forced to drop out, of school if …

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 News

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 …

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

Japan announces $7m grant for Afghans in Pakistan

KABUL (Pajhwok): Japan has announced a $7 million contribution to the UN refugee agency UNHCR and World Food Programme (WFP) to support the Afghan …

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 …

Education

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 …

Students' Unions

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> …

HIV/AIDS

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 | News | DW.COM | 13.02.2017

A new report by Human Rights Watch has raised concerns as Pakistani officials are forcing hundreds of thousands of refugees to return to Afghanistan. …

Refugees

A New Paradigm: Toward a User-Centered Social Sector (Blog)

By Tris LumleyHow the social sector might transform from a market for funding to a market for social impact.

Innovation

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 …

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 …

Afghanistan: The Shame of Having Daughters

<b>Women are still routinely disrespected and even abused for giving birth to baby girls.</b><br>Jamila says that she has become a social outcast, just because …

Women's 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: Accelerating the Impact of Social Impact Education (Blog)

By Susan Wolf Ditkoff & Alison KelleyUniversity social impact centers are stretched thin. Rather than do more of everything, the best strategy may be …

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 …

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 …

Bringing Together Business and Social Change: Not for the Faint of Heart (Blog)

By Paul KleinLaunching social enterprises with national reach holds great promise, but there’s no easy route to success—a look at four lessons from …

Philanthropy

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 …

Street 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," …

Sustainability