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New Life, New Ambition: Germany’s Refugees and Migrants

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More than a million people have fled to Germany in the last two years, from countries like Syria and Afghanistan. Despite the loss and trauma, most are determined to build a better future. 21st Century Episode 128 P...

A Day in the Life of Afghan Deminers

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21st Century Episode 128 Anti-personnel mines are designed to kill and maim and that’s exactly what they continue to do in Afghanistan. We spend a day with a deminer – risking his own life to keep others safe. Produ...

Afghanistan – How we Choose

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United Nations - Every day, thousands of people around the world have to make one of the hardest decisions of their lives – whether to stay put and risk death or destitution? or to flee their homes in search of safet...

Building democracy in Tajikistan

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United Nations - Struggling to find jobs and hope for a secure future, many young people are leaving Tajikistan, the former Soviet Republic in Central Asia. But some are determined to find a new way forward, believing...

Afghanistan: Ending Child Marriage

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Engaged at just ten years old, Farzana was promised to a 50 year-old farmer, already married with six children. Child marriage is not an unusual practice in Afghanistan, it is an age-old custom. UNICEF is working wit...

Akhtar’s Story

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United Nations, New York, 20 March 2013 - For more than four years, a young Afghan migrant, Akhtar Azimi, has travelled across continents to find a place to call home. He has been rejected for asylum in every country ...

Afghan Migrant Akhtar’s Story

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United Nations, New York - Migrating to another country in pursuit of safety and a better life has long been a way of coping with crisis; but for some, the quest can be tortuous and seemingly without end. For more th...

Kabul: Women Behind Bars

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United Nations, New York, March 2010 - In Afghanistan, hundreds of women are in prison, often for surprising reasons. Many have no choice but to bring their children along. But is a prison any place to raise a child? ...

Women and children behind bars in Afghanistan

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Closed Captions are available in French. United Nations, New York, January 2010 - In Afghanistan, hundreds of women are in prison, some for reasons that may surprise you. Many have no choice but to bring their...

Afghanistan: An unlikely tourist destination

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United Nations, New York, October 2009 - War-torn Afghanistan is an unlikely tourist destination, but there is hope that its World Heritage sites and the first national park can attract tourists and help the local eco...

Sosan’s Story: Domestic Violence in Afghanistan

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United Nations, New York, August 2009 - 21st Century (show 33) - Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, targeted violence against women in Afghanistan is back at an alarming level. Women of all ages are enduring b...

Afghanistan: Using religious values to advance women’s rights

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United Nations, New York, June 2009 - Afghanistan has some of the worst rates of maternal mortality in the world. Women still have problems accessing adequate healthcare. A new initiative enlists religious leaders to ...