Monthly Archives: October 2017

SURVIVING A HEAD SHOT & POLIO TO CHAMPION MUSLIM WOMEN’S EDUCATION

Jamila Afghani, Afghani Deputy Minister of Martyr and Disabled Affairs, member of the Afghani Delegation to the United Nations, and Founder of the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization in Afghanistan, reveals the challenges that she has overcome, from contracting a permanently disabling case of polio to being shot in the head while fleeing her home as a refugee, while ... Read More »

In Afghanistan, preaching peace comes at a cost

On 17 May, a Muslim religious leader named Abdul Ghafoor was travelling from Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, to his home province of Logar when Taliban fighters ambushed his vehicle and shot him dead. Ghafoor was returning from a conference held by an organisation called Nahdlatul Ulama Afghanistan, Arabic for “the awakening of the Islamic scholars”. The group works to counter extremism ... Read More »