UN promotes women's entrepreneurship in Afghanistan

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Businesswomen in Kabul. Photo credit: UNAMA/Sayed M. Shah

Across Afghanistan, women's employment opportunities are limited. In remote areas of the country, women rarely work outside the home because of cultural constraints and the ongoing conflict.

Those Afghan women who do work in rural areas typically find work in the public sector as teachers and healthcare professionals.

Thanks in part to international support and government programmes, women in the western region of Afghanistan are coming together to focus on starting and running successful businesses.

Fraidoon Poya at the UN mission in the country, UNAMA, has the story.

Duration: 2'33"

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