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Terje Watterdal

Pioneers for a new Afghanistan

The women in the Afghan countryside have long days of heavy work in addition to child care and care of the elderly – but no influence on the family's spending. However, the rural women's own cooperatives are now emerging as an important seed for more equality.

Afghanistan's forgotten conflict

In the shadow of the war between Afghan and international forces, hundreds of years of conflict between poor peasants and displaced nomads continues. The Afghan Committee has visited one of the villages the world has forgotten.