January 4, 2018

Rape, Underage Sex, Forced Marriage, Abuse. That’s the Plight of Too Many Afghan Girls – Newsweek

Sahar was only 10 years old when she was forced to marry an older man. Her father agreed […]
April 8, 2016

Sesame Street Introduces New Character

Sesame Street has introduced a new character, Zari, an Afghan girl who advocates for women’s rights. Sesame Street worked with […]
April 7, 2016

Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani on Women’s Rights

The Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani spoke with Thomas L. Friedman at the Women in the World Summit in […]
March 8, 2016

Reduced Sentences in Mob Killing of Farkhunda

An Afghani court has reduced the sentences for the men involved in the mob killing of Farkhunda. Farkhunda […]
January 28, 2016

Documentary “Sonita” Raises Awareness About Child Marriage

Sundance Film Festival is screening the film “Sonita,” a documentary by Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. The film […]
January 25, 2016

Story of Honor Violence in Afghanistan

The Diane Rehm show featured a story of honor violence: a Afghan woman decided she wanted to choose […]
October 14, 2015

Shafia Family Looks to Appeal Honor Killing Ruling

The Shafia family, who was sentenced four years ago in a case of honor killing is now asking […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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