Health care

The menstruation project leads to more girls attending school

Health care The question of menstruation is still taboo in many places in the world, not least in Afghanistan. A lack of toilets and knowledge means that many girls stay at home when they have their period, thus missing school. But this is something Faranaz Anwari (age 15) wants to change.

Threats from the Taliban are common for midwife Maryam

Health care Maryam trained to become a midwife at one of SCA’s schools almost ten years ago. SCA’s previous head of information, Lasse Bengtsson, has followed her work since then. Today, she works at the front line where the Taliban fight government troops. Her everyday life is full of threats.