Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation


Celebrating Women's Day with Love, Laughter, and Strength

In the cold of winter, we celebrated International Women’s Day – two days early – on the peak of one of the most difficult mountains that surround Kabul. On the morning of March 6, I walked into the Mountain Climbing Federation room where the girls were preparing to depart for the mountain.

Afghan Women: Ready to Climb the Highest Mountain

It has been 6 months since we began working together with Afghanistan’s National Mountain Climbing Federation to establish a women’s national mountain climbing team for Afghanistan. In doing so, we are aiming to introduce new conquerors, and to challenge the idea that “it is a man’s thing to be a mountain climber” or “women should just stay inside their houses.”

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