Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Girls-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2VEB4.htmlConceptually similarBlind Girl in AfghanistanGP01X48Completed★★★★Local Community in AfghanistanGP01X4FCompleted★★★★Damaged School in AfghanistanGP01X52Completed★★★★Ill Man in AfghanistanGP01X4BCompleted★★★★Thunderstorm Approaching in AfghanistanGP01X4VCompleted★★★★Floods Victim in AfghanistanGP01X54Completed★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X4DCompleted★★★★Boy in AfghanistanGP01X4XCompleted★★★★Girl in AfghanistanGP01X47Completed★★★★View AllGP01X53Girls in AfghanistanYoung girls in Malwan village. Once women are married, have children and are a bit older, they can be more at ease and walk through the village without neighbours gossiping. In Malwan everybody knows everybody else and most people are related, so no woman wears a burqa.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5500px X 3618pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Drought-Girls-Houses-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Poverty-Pre-adolescent children (10-13)-Three people-VillagesShoot:Climate Voices from AfghanistanIn the summer of 2001 photographer Robert Knoth and writer Antoinette de Jong traveled for weeks around the remote areas of northern Afghanistan where the population was suffering from a severe drought. In 2009, they revisited the same district of Shahr-e-Bozorg to try and find the families they had met eight years earlier. They found many of the people they interviewed and portrayed earlier and saw how rehabilitation programs had made a huge difference to their lives. But this spring, as northern Afghanistan was hit by extreme storms, rainfall and flooding for many weeks, much of the hard work that was done in recent years was falling apart yet again. Houses and schools collapsed, roads were disrupted or completely disappeared by landslides, and drinking water systems were polluted and destroyed. Climate change and overpopulation are causing erosion and a collapse of the fragile livelihoods for the majority of rural Afghans.