As winter sets in, the United Nations Refugee agency plans to distribute aid to more than 2,700 needy families and internally displaced people or I-D-P's in the western Afghan province of Herat. Many of the displaced come from nearby Afghan provinces, where ongoing fighting and insecurity have made it impossible to remain in their homes. Khalil Noorzaie reports on their plight from a camp in Herat city.
Construction is one of the fields that has long been dominated by men. Though women have increasingly come to the field, working as electricians, carpenters and plumbers, they’re still underrepresented. Faiza Elmasry tells us about a training program established by Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen, SALT, an Australian non-profit that works hard to change that. Faith Lapidus narrates.