Afghanistan

The Shafia family, who was sentenced four years ago in a case of honor killing is now asking for a new trial, alleging the the jury may have been biased by cultural prejudice. The family is arguing that the witness, Shahrzad Mojab, a University of Toronto professor who researches honor-based violence, created the impression that the family had a disposition to commit honor violence due to their cultural background. A hearing for the appeal is scheduled for December.

Read more at: http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/was-cultural-prejudice-a-factor-in-the-shafia-trial/

October 14, 2015

Shafia Family Looks to Appeal Honor Killing Ruling

The Shafia family, who was sentenced four years ago in a case of honor killing is now asking […]
May 19, 2015

Western Shelters Act as Barrier To Honor Killings in Afghanistan

Funding from Western donors has led to the creation of women’s shelters throughout Afghanistan. The shelters, and the […]
March 10, 2014

More than a decade after the removal of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime from power, basic women’s rights in the country remain extremely precarious.

More than a decade after the removal of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime from power, basic women’s rights in the […]
February 11, 2014

A new draft law in Afghanistan that would limit testimony in domestic violence cases is drawing international outcry, with activists warning it is part of a broader trend toward rolling back women’s rights and would make it more difficult to combat “honor” crimes in the nation.

A new draft law in Afghanistan that would limit testimony in domestic violence cases is drawing international outcry, […]
October 3, 2013

In Afghanistan, one education advocate is doing her utmost to help children–particularly girls–receive an education.

In Afghanistan, one education advocate is doing her utmost to help children–particularly girls–receive an education. Read more about […]