Clerics face death threats for promoting family planning in country where one in 50 women dies of causes related to pregnancy

On a crisp autumn morning in northern Afghanistan, a group of imams in elegant turbans and with cultivated beards listen to a seminar about the merits of a lubricated condom. An array of contraceptives around him, Dr Rahmatuddin Bashardost, a programme manager for Marie Stopes International (MSI), then moves on…

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Deadly Attack Against Employees Of The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

Right Livelihood Award Foundation condemns deadly attack against employees of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission in Jalalabad The Right Livelihood Award Foundation offers its deepest condolences to the families of two employees of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), who were killed when a remote-controlled improvised explosive device…

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