The Film | Afghan Reproductive Health | Afghan Politics and History
Learn about the company that produced MOTHERLAND AFGHANISTAN, and explore the company’s other films which focus on arts and culture, sexuality and gender, reproductive health and rights and other social justice issues.
Afghan Reproductive Health
In MOTHERLAND AFGHANISTAN Dr. Mojadidi brings his expertise to a Shuhada hospital. Find out how this organization is working to empower women and children in Afghanistan.
UNICEF: Afghanistan-Country in Crisis
Find out how UNICEF is tackling death due to pregnancy and childbirth in Afghanistan.
Physicians for Human Rights
Explore the work of Physicians for Human Rights to reduce maternal mortality in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Online: The Plight of Afghan Women
Find personal stories, recent news, general information and links to additional resources here.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Afghanistan
What has the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services been doing to improve conditions in Afghanistan? Read about recent activities, including updates on the Rabia Balkhi Hospital Project
which was featured in the film.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “The U.S. Government Hands over the Renovated Rabia Balkhi Maternity Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan”
Get the latest on the Rabia Balkhi Hospital Project here with news updates from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Find out about the Americans for UNFPA's Lifelines program, which helps advocates learn about the reality of women’s lives around the world, value individual differences and discover shared experiences.
Afghan Politics and History
PBS: Frontline World: A House for Haji Baba
This compelling documentary follows Sarah Chayes's journey from covering the U.S. war in Afghanistan for NPR to giving up her job as a journalist and remaining in Afghanistan to help rebuild the country.
PBS: Wide Angle: Flying Down to Kabul: Handbook: Women in Afghanistan
This three-part series includes information about Afghan education, politics and employment along with interactive maps and a variety of perspectives on Afghan and western culture.
This open source encyclopedia provides a comprehensive collection of articles about the history, politics and culture of Afghanistan.
Infoplease Encyclopedia: Afghanistan, History
From its prehistoric origins through wars, independence, Islamic fundamentalism and modernization, discover how Afghanistan has been shaped by historical events.
The following served as information sources for the Afghan Reproductive Health section of this site:
Women’s Alliance for Peace and Human Rights in Afghanistan: The Facts
BBC News: “Afghanistan: A job half done,” by Lyse Doucet, December 2006
UNICEF: Afghanistan—Country in crisis: Tackling maternal mortality
Physicians for Human Rights: Maternal Mortality in Herat Province, Afghanistan: The Need to Protect Women's Rights
New York Times Online News Report: “In Afghanistan, Where Pregnancy Is Still a Minefield,” by Carlotta Gall, June 23, 2002
Our Bodies Ourselves Companion Website: Chapter 31—The Politics of Women's Health: Global Women's Health
Amnesty International: “Afghanistan: Women still under attack—a systematic failure to protect,” Afghanistan, May, 2005
PBS: Frontline World: A House for Haji Baba: Health: A Risky Place to Be Female, October, 2003
PBS: Wide Angle: Flying Down to Kabul, Handbook: Women in Afghanistan, Part I: Education
World Health Organization: Afghanistan
UNICEF, Afghanistan: Background