I AM A GIRL is a documentary featuring stories of young women from Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Afghanistan, USA and Australia. This looks like an excellent film to discuss intersections of identity and experience from the sociology of race, culture, gender, class, nationality and sexuality. It’s screening in Australia from today in Brisbane, and then moves to Adelaide, and Canberra. Finally arrives in Melbourne, from 26th September. Can’t wait to see it and I’ll tell you more about it when I do.
- Source: youtube.com
“The mobile phone is like a teacher to me, and now I can write names and sentences on the board. This programme isn’t just helping me it’s also helping make my country safer.”
Read a story from United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) News Centre and see how mobile phones in Afghanistan are not only teaching the women police officers to read but turning them into more effective law enforcement officers.
- Reblogged from united-nations
Silke Buhr explains how WFP is responding to this year’s particularly challenging winter in the Mazar-I-Sharif region of northern Afghanistan.
Source: World Food Programme.
- Reblogged from thepoliticalnotebook
The Chinese state owned mining company MCC have built a camp at Mes Ainak, 35km south of Kabul, while archeologists are racing to excavate a series of ancient Buddhist monasteries before the bulldozers roll in. The Afghan government is desperate for the copper royalites, once mining starts, but officials familiar with the deal said the Chinise, having secured the rights to the deposit, appear to be in no hurry to start exploiting it. They are supposed to build a railway and a power station, but have not started either.
- Reblogged from eighteenchains