Afghanistan

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 in the nation.

In practice, legal experts say, it would mean that a woman cannot testify that her uncle raped her, that a mother who sees her daughter beaten by her father or brother, cannot testify, that family members witnessing a young woman being forced into marriage by her father cannot be used in a prosecution, that a sister or brother who witnesses an honor killing cannot be questioned.

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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.
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 […]