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PHOTO ESSAY: The tailors of Kabul

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05 August 2014
PHOTO ESSAY: The tailors of Kabul

Daily life in Kabul goes on despite the chronic insecurity and uncertainty people face. Rich Mallett discovers a vibrant part of Kabul in the city’s tailoring sector.

Transition and insecurity share a close relationship in Afghanistan. This year’s ballot boxes and votes have been accompanied by bomb blasts and bullets on an almost daily basis. International attention almost always focuses on these highly visible – and highly newsworthy – events: suicide attacks, political change, the impending withdrawal of international forces. But amidst the whirlwind of chronic insecurity and uncertainty, life for the many millions of ordinary Afghans goes on...

Look at our photo essay in New Internationalist: The tailors of Kabul

Read the research paper: Gender, youth and urban labour market participation: evidence from the tailoring sector in Kabul, Afghanistan

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