Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai should take urgent action to fight child marriage and domestic violence or risk further harm to development and public health in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the president.

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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 […]
July 16, 2013

In Afghanistan, the story of Sarah Gul’s early forced marriage and abuse by her in-laws shocked the public but now her tormentors are free and Gul once again fears for her safety.

In Afghanistan, the story of Sarah Gul’s early forced marriage and abuse by her in-laws shocked the public […]