Afghanistan

Sesame Street has introduced a new character, Zari, an Afghan girl who advocates for women’s rights. Sesame Street worked with the Afghan education ministry to craft Zari to help demonstrate the importance of women’s education.

Read more at: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rossalynwarren/sesame-street-has-a-new-muppet-in-afghanistan-that-promotes?utm_term=.xyRA6GDRX#.jq0jMeVKv

April 8, 2016

Sesame Street Introduces New Character

Sesame Street has introduced a new character, Zari, an Afghan girl who advocates for women’s rights. Sesame Street worked with […]
April 7, 2016

Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani on Women’s Rights

The Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani spoke with Thomas L. Friedman at the Women in the World Summit in […]
March 8, 2016

Reduced Sentences in Mob Killing of Farkhunda

An Afghani court has reduced the sentences for the men involved in the mob killing of Farkhunda. Farkhunda […]
January 28, 2016

Documentary “Sonita” Raises Awareness About Child Marriage

Sundance Film Festival is screening the film “Sonita,” a documentary by Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. The film […]
January 25, 2016

Story of Honor Violence in Afghanistan

The Diane Rehm show featured a story of honor violence: a Afghan woman decided she wanted to choose […]