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
February 19, 2013

Australia’s ABC News profiles Colonel Latifa Nabizada, Afghanistan’s first woman military helicopter pilot.

Australia’s ABC News profiles Colonel Latifa Nabizada, Afghanistan’s first woman military helicopter pilot. Read her remarkable story here: […]
January 7, 2013

An Afghan inmate has killed his wife during a prison visit in an “honor” killing.

An Afghan prisoner murdered his wife when she went to visit him, allegedly because she had been unfaithful […]
December 8, 2012

Afghan police have arrested two men accused of beheading a teenage girl for rejecting a marriage proposal.

Afghan police have arrested two men accused of beheading a teenage girl for rejecting a marriage proposal. Link: […]
December 7, 2012

With help, an Afghan survivor of an ‘honor killing’ inches back to life.

Gul Meena’s story, as best it can be pieced together from relatives, tribal elders and others, gives insight […]
November 13, 2012

Afghan women fear women’s rights will erode as U.S. troops leave.

Afghan women fear rights will erode as U.S. troops leave. Eleven years after the U.S. ousted the Taliban […]
August 14, 2012

In Afghanistan, “honor” killings against women are on the rise, and the government of Hamid Karzai is not doing nearly enough to put a stop to the killings.

Afghanistan’s independent human rights commission has recorded 52 murders of girls and women in the last four months, […]
May 11, 2012

Afghan women fade from White House focus as troops exit nears

Obama’s lack of overt attention to Afghan women has led many to fear their hard-fought gains will slip […]
April 18, 2012

In Afghanistan, a water tank poisoning illustrates the risks women face in pursuing an education.

Educating girls is such an important step in empowering them. We’re saddened to hear about the dangers girls […]
April 3, 2012

Afghan family in Denmark charged with forcing daughter into marriage

An Afghan family in Østerbro, Denmark, trapped their daughter for three days so she could be forcibly married […]
March 8, 2012

Afghan President Karzai supports Ulema Council’s Shariah law document, which allows husbands to beat wives and encourages segregation of men and women, forbids women from traveling without male guardian

President Hamid Karzai’s Tuesday remarks backing the Ulema Council’s document, which allows husbands to beat wives under certain […]
January 31, 2012

Fearing Taliban talks, Afghan women keep pushing to have voices heard

In Afghanistan, many Afghan women fear their newfound rights could be jeopardized. Via:[http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/31/10280584-fearing-taliban-talks-afghan-women-keep-pushing-to-have-voices-heard]
December 20, 2011

Afghan girls punch their way to equality

At Ghazi Stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan, Afghan girls punch their way to equality. Via:[http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/20/9582548-afghan-girls-punch-their-way-to-equality]
December 5, 2011

Law protecting Afghan women has ‘long way to go

Afghan authorities are failing to enforce the law to protect women from murder, beating, rape and other violence […]
December 5, 2011

Afghan woman’s choice: 12 years in jail or marry her rapist and risk death

Gulnaz’s plight has found international attention because of a dispute between the European Union and a team of […]
December 5, 2011

Afghan gunmen poured acid on faces of three sisters and their parents because eldest ‘didn’t want to marry ageing warlord’

Afghan gunmen burst into a family home – where they poured acid over the father, his wife and […]
October 13, 2011

Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan, Says U.S. State Department

There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department. This […]
September 28, 2011

Afghan women fight back, preserve shelters

In Afghanistan, women’s groups are claiming a rare victory. Last winter, the government was planning to bring battered […]
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