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Campaign for Afghan Women & Girls

Recent Resources:


Afghanistan’s quietly forceful first lady
The Washington Post, February 2015

The unlikely life of Afghanistan’s first female taxi driver
The Washington Post, February 2015

Woman in armour protesting against sexual harassment in Kabul pelted with rocks
The Independent, March 2015

Women’s Rights Take Center Stage For Rap Group
Gandhara, February 2015

In Afghan capital, schoolgirls embrace freedoms denied to their mothers
The Christian Science Monitor, February 2015

Afghanistan: Women's rights make big gains
The Christian Science Monitor, January 2015

A Way to Go: An Update on Implementation of the Law of Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, December 2013

Afghanistan Civil Society Assessment
USAID, Counterpart International, 2011

Afghanistan Common Humanitarian Action Plan (PDF)
United Nations, 2013

Afghanistan’s Insurgency after the Transition
International Crisis Group, May 2014

Afghanistan: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight (PDF)
US Government Accountability Office, Report to Congressional Committees, February 2013

Afghanistan: Mid-Year Report 2014, Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, July 2013

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013: Afghanistan
United States Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 2013

“I Had to Run Away,” Imprisonment of Women and Girls for ‘Moral Crimes’ in Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch, March 2014

Knowledge on Fire: Attacks on Education in Afghanistan: Risks and Measures for Successful Mitigation
CARE, November 2009

Like a Bird with Broken Wings: Afghan Women Oral History
UN Women, December 2013

Quarterly Report to the United States Congress
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), April 2014

Report on the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan
United Nations Security Council, 2008

Report on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Situation of Human Rights in Afghanistan
United Nations General Assembly, January 2013

Schools as Zones of Peace: The Challenges of Making Afghan Schools Safe for Education
Save the Children, 2013

Situation of Economic and Social Rights in Afghanistan, V
Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, December 2011

The Situation in Afghanistan and its Implications for International Peace and Security
United Nations General Assembly Security Council, June 2013

The “Ten-Dollar Talib” and Women’s Rights: Afghan Women and the Risks of Reintegration and Reconciliation
Human Rights Watch, July 2010

Too Many Missed Opportunities: Human Rights in Afghanistan Under the Karzai Administration
Amnesty International, 2014

UNICEF Afghanistan Situation Report
UNICEF, 2013

“We Have the Promises of the World”--Women’s Rights in Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch, December 2009

Women and Conflict in Afghanistan
International Crisis Group, October 2013

World Report, Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch, 2014

Links to Organizations Involved in Afghanistan’s Reconstruction and Women’s Rights

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
UNAMA was established on March 28, 2002 through United Nations Security Council, UNAMA's mandate includes providing political and strategic advice for the peace process; assisting Afghanistan's government towards implementation of the Afghanistan Compact; promoting human rights; and continuing to manage all UN humanitarian relief, recovery, reconstruction and development activities in coordination with the government.

UNICEF's Afghanistan profile provides news and statistics regarding the lives of Afghan children.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
USAID is an independent agency of the federal government that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States.

Afghan Women's Network
The Afghan Women's Network is a non-partisan network of women and women-led NGOs working to empower women and ensure their equal participation in Afghan society.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Afghanistan
UNFPA is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. The goal of this program is to contribute to enhancing the quality of life of the people in Afghanistan through improved reproductive health, gender equability and women's empowerment.

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. The website provides a country profile and CARE's Afghanistan project information.

International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group (ICG) is an independent, non-profit, multinational organization, with over 100 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.

Human Rights Watch's Afghanistan page


Books About Afghanistan

Sarah Chayes, The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban, 2007

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, Invisible History: Afghanistan's Untold Story, 2009

Kathy Gannon, I is for Infidel, 2005

Carlotta Gall, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, 2014

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (Fiction), 2005

Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed (Fiction), 2013

Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, 2010

Christina Lamb, The Sewing Circles of Herat: A Personal Voyage Through Afghanistan, 2004

Greg Mortenson, Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2010

Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time, 2007

Nelofer Pazira, A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan, 2005

Ahmed Rashid, Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, 2009

Deborah Rodriguez, Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil, 2007

N.H. Senzai, Shooting Kabul (Young Adult Fiction), 2011

Saira Shah, The Storyteller's Daughter: One Woman’s Return to Her Lost Homeland, 2004

Malala Yousafzai, I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and WAs Shot by the Taliban, 2013