Afghanistan

Funding from Western donors has led to the creation of women’s shelters throughout Afghanistan. The shelters, and the idea of a woman’s autonomy, are leading to clashes between traditional Afghan ideals and Western influence. While these shelters are amazing resources, they raise the question of whether the women utilizing them will ever be able to leave their care.

Read more at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/03/world/asia/afghanistan-a-thin-line-of-defense-against-honor-killings.html

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 […]
October 3, 2013

In Afghanistan, women continue to face abuse and forced marriages.

In Afghanistan, women continue to face abuse and forced marriages. Read more here.