Afghanistan

In a new book, An American Bride in Kabul, Phyllis Chesler writes about five months she spent in Afghanistan in the 1960s, and how she almost died before she managed to escape and annul her ill-fated marriage.

Read excerpts from her book here.

September 25, 2013

Women’s rights activist Phyllis Chesler describes her life in Afghanistan in the 1960s.

In a new book, An American Bride in Kabul, Phyllis Chesler writes about five months she spent in […]
September 25, 2013

In Afghanistan, child marriage and domestic violence harm progress.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai should take urgent action to fight child marriage and domestic violence or risk further […]
September 16, 2013

One of Afghanistan’s most senior female police officers has been shot dead just months after her predecessor was also gunned down, highlighting the dangers women in positions of authority face as the country prepares for the withdrawal of most Western troops next year.

One of Afghanistan’s most senior female police officers has been shot dead just months after her predecessor was […]
August 27, 2013

Taliban fighters have kidnapped a female parliamentarian who was travelling by car through Afghanistan’s central Ghazni province with her children, a local police commander said, the latest in a string of high-profile, violent attacks on women.

Taliban fighters have kidnapped a female parliamentarian who was travelling by car through Afghanistan’s central Ghazni province with […]
August 27, 2013

In Afghanistan, women are concerned that their rights will be increasingly repressed by a resurgent Taliban in the wake of a U.S. troops withdrawal.

In Afghanistan, women are concerned that their rights will be increasingly repressed by a resurgent Taliban in the […]