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Female Afghan Parliamentarian Speaks Out About Women's Progress in Afghanistan

Female Afghan Parliamentarian Speaks Out About Women’s Progress in Afghanistan

"If the world could only see through our eyes," Koofi writes, "they might get a glimpse of the fact that Afghan women have come a long way over the last decade."
Afghan Ministry of Justice Amends Criminal Procedure Code to Protect Women Victims of Violence

Afghan Ministry of Justice Amends Criminal Procedure Code to Protect Women Victims of Violence

This is a victory for Afghan women who have been fighting for better enforcement of laws that make violence against women a crime – including rape, domestic assault, honor killings, child marriage, and baad, the practice of resolving disputes by giving away one’s daughters.
Recap: Afghan Presidential Candidates Address Women’s Rights in First Televised Debate

Recap: Afghan Presidential Candidates Address Women’s Rights in First Televised Debate

Women’s rights were one of the topics of discussion on February 4, 2014 when five of Afghanistan’s presidential candidates met for the first televised debate. Here's what they said.
Afghan Presidential Candidates Debate Women's Rights

Afghan Presidential Candidates Debate Women’s Rights

Several candidates have expressed strong, positive attitudes towards protecting women's rights.
Afghan President Will Not Sign Criminal Procedure Code into Law

Afghan President Will Not Sign Criminal Procedure Code into Law

"Our tireless advocacy for the last few weeks paid off."
Afghan Women Rise for Justice at Kabul Protest

Afghan Women Rise for Justice at Kabul Protest

"We want justice and respect for women."
Afghan Parliament Votes to Silence Victims of Violence

Afghan Parliament Votes to Silence Victims of Violence

"It is a travesty this is happening. It will make it impossible to prosecute cases of violence against women."
Presidential Candidates Begin Campaigns for Afghanistan's April Election

Presidential Candidates Begin Campaigns for Afghanistan’s April Election

Candidates for Afghanistan's upcoming April election kicked off their presidential campaigns on Sunday.
First Afghan Women Police Chief Appointed in Kabul

First Afghan Women Police Chief Appointed in Kabul

Colonel Jamila Bayaz, a 50-year-old mother of five, this week became the first women to be appointed police chief in Afghanistan.
Mixed Results for Afghanistan's Anti-Violence Against Women Law

Mixed Results for Afghanistan’s Anti-Violence Against Women Law

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights revealed mixed results of the country's Elimination of Violence against Women Law.