Thursday, 12 September 2013

Afghanistan celebrates its football victory: 12 September 2013

Residents in Kabul turned out on the streets this week to welcome and celebrate the Afghan national soccer team following its 2-0 defeat of India to win the South Asian Football Federation Championship trophy - the country's first-ever international soccer prize. "I would like to congratulate the Afghan football family and the fans for this tremendous achievement. I feel this victory will prove to be an inspiration to millions of Afghans around the world,” the head of the Asian Football Confederation, Shaikh Salman, reportedly said after the match ! which took place in Nepal on Wednesday. According to the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace, sport has “a unique power to attract, mobilize and inspire. By its very nature, sport is about participation. It is about inclusion and citizenship. It stands for human values such as respect for the opponent, acceptance of binding rules, teamwork and fairness, all of which are principles which are also contained in the Charter of the United Nations.”

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Ten Afghan youth are collectively performing a graffiti art during a training organized by Khana-e-Jawan (House of Youth) 5 September 2013

A local NGO that works for capacity building of young Afghans in Kabul. Famous Afghan female graffiti artist, Shamsia Hassani is training the youth on the skills of graffiti. Graffiti is a new form of art in Afghanistan and the youth believe it is a friendly mean of struggle, expression of ideas and bringing positive changes in the perception of people in the society. 

2nd Annual National Conference of the Afghan Women Judges Association: 04 September 2013

 Afghan female judges face a range of obstacles in carrying out their duties, including being targeted by anti-government elements and social stigma, both of which have helped limit their presence to just five of Afghanistan’s provinces: Kabul, Balkh, Herat, Takhar and Baghlan. A senior judicial officer at UNAMA, Damian Klauss, said that despite the challenges involved, recruiting female judges should continue to be a priority. Shown here, Afghan female judges at the end of a four-day conference in the capital, Kabul.