Afghanistan

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Back in school, she’s ‘free again’

Poverty, insecurity, a lack of trained teachers, and poorly equipped schools have begun to erode the progress Afghanistan has made in educating girls.

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In Afghanistan, a memory for the future

Increased insecurity and waning donor interest in continuing to invest in basic services means that progress that has been made in Afghanistan could slip away--if we don't redouble our efforts.

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Oxfam speaks truth to power; power listens.

As an organization, Oxfam America believes that to be truly effective at fighting global poverty, US foreign assistance must be driven by the needs and priorities of poor people themselves. At the end of the day, we do not do development; people develop themselves.

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Getting to a safer Afghanistan

Oxfam's Paul O'Brien tells CNN that there is a powerful connection between the long-term development of Afghanistan and the stability of the country in the future.