Afghanistan

Women’s rights groups fear the Afghan government’s efforts to bring the Taliban into the political fold may mean a step back in time for the country’s women.

President Hamiz Karzai nominated Abdul Rahman Hotak to be Commissioner on the newly established human rights commission. Hotak opposes Karzai’s proposed Elimination of Violence Against Women law (EVAW), which would make domestic and public violation against women punishable by law. Criticized for being un-Islamic, the proposed law has been languishing in Afghanistan’s Parliament since 2009.

During the Taliban’s rule, Hotak worked for the Taliban’s education directorate. Later, he was editor of the Taliban newspaper “Afghan Sunrise”.

Link: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/13/19439164-afghanistans-women-wary-as-taliban-creeps-back-into-political-life?lite

July 16, 2013

Women’s rights groups fear the Afghan government’s efforts to bring the Taliban into the political fold may mean a step back in time for the country’s women.

Women’s rights groups fear the Afghan government’s efforts to bring the Taliban into the political fold may mean […]
July 16, 2013

Afghan child bride Sahar Gul is appealing against the early release of the people who tortured her.

Afghan child bride Sahar Gul is appealing against the early release of the people who tortured her. The […]
July 16, 2013

U.S. Representatives Roby (R-Alabama) and Tsongas (D-Massachusetts) write that gains for women’s rights in Afghanistan are increasingly at risk as the U.S. considers withdrawing its troops.

U.S. Representatives Roby (R-Alabama) and Tsongas (D-Massachusetts) write that gains for women’s rights in Afghanistan are increasingly at […]
July 4, 2013

The most senior female police officer in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, and a symbol of improving women’s rights in the face of Taliban hostility, has been shot dead.

The most senior female police officer in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, and a symbol of improving women’s rights in […]
April 11, 2013

CNN profiles the survivor of a vicious “honor” attack in Afghanistan

CNN profiles the survivor of a vicious “honor” attack in Afghanistan. Read more here: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/04/world/asia/afghanistan-honor-killing-survivor/index.html