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The National Back to School in Afghanistan

Recently 1.5 million students went back to school in Afghanistan, in a country welcoming peace for the first time in years, but where images of war are still present in the classroom. The conditions are appalling, but the students are anxious for some kind of normal routine. Education is the government's number one post-war priority. But the big question is: ...
  • 2002
  • 00:22:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Special Flora's Afghan Mission: Politician to Humanitarian

When Carole MacNeil went to Afghanistan in 2008, she and her team were eager to find the "real" Afghanistan — the places not normally seen on the news, the people who are trying to make their lives work in the wake of decades of war and an American-led invasion. This feature documentary goes beyond the military perspective and explores the humanitarian ...
  • 2009
  • 00:28:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2009 Afghanistan and the Rights of Women

One of the goals of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan is to try to improve the rights of women. But that campaign was dealt a blow when the Afghan government unveiled some controversial legislation. The legislation would make many women financially and sexually subservient to their husbands. In this News in Review story we’ll examine why the Afghan government did what ...
  • 2009
  • 00:14:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2009

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News in Review - December 2008 Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

As winter arrives in Afghanistan millions of Afghans are facing starvation. To make matters worse, Taliban insurgents have started targeting aid workers, making relief efforts more dangerous and difficult. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what one Canadian, former cabinet minister Flora MacDonald, is doing to try to help people in rural Afghanistan.
  • 2008
  • 00:15:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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News in Review - October 2002 Back to School in Afghanistan

Following the defeat of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, schools were re-opened throughout the country, but with a difference. For the first time in five years women were allowed to teach in schools and girls of all ages were allowed to be pupils. A documentary piece by Carol Off on the revitalization of the Afghan educational system.
  • 2002
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2002

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