Posts tagged "Afghanistan"
Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Hope for Afghan Women

Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Hope for Afghan Women

"Even with all of the progress in Afghanistan, I still have nightmares when I think about those dark days of the Taliban regime."
US Honors Afghan Doctor as an International Woman of Courage

US Honors Afghan Doctor as an International Woman of Courage

Dr. Nasrin, a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology, operated an underground women's health clinic in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime, providing urgently needed maternal health services, including emergency obstetric care.
Recap: Spotlight on Role of Women Continues in Second Afghan Presidential Debate

Recap: Spotlight on Role of Women Continues in Second Afghan Presidential Debate

Stressing that the Afghan people, especially women’s groups, are curious to know the candidate’s views on violence against women and other forms of discrimination against women, the debate moderator asked the candidates for their views on the importance of women’s role in society and in the economic development of Afghanistan.
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.
Karzai Signals Delay On Bilateral Security Agreement

Karzai Signals Delay On Bilateral Security Agreement

President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan has declared that he will not sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) until after Afghanistan's Presidential elections are held in April 2014.
US and Afghanistan Agree on Language for Bilateral Security Agreement

US and Afghanistan Agree on Language for Bilateral Security Agreement

The United States and Afghanistan have agreed on the final language of a Bilateral Security Agreement that will help determine the role of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan post-2014.
US Leaders Speak Out on Role of Women in Afghanistan's Transition

US Leaders Speak Out on Role of Women in Afghanistan’s Transition

The US leaders asserted that women must be a strong part of Afghanistan's upcoming political, security, and economic transitions as Afghanistan holds new elections and the US withdraws its troops in 2014.
Registration to Run in Afghanistan Elections Closed This Week

Registration to Run in Afghanistan Elections Closed This Week

Of the presidential candidates, one is a woman, Khadija Ghaznawi. Each presidential candidate is running with two vice presidents, at least seven of whom are women.
Afghan Human Rights Leader Sima Samar Named in Top 10 Most Influential Women List

Afghan Human Rights Leader Sima Samar Named in Top 10 Most Influential Women List

Dr. Sima Samar is head of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission.
Afghanistan Holds First Social Media Summit

Afghanistan Holds First Social Media Summit

Themed "Social Media for Social Good," the summit brought together over 200 activists, entrepreneurs, NGOs, and government officials from across the country to discuss social activism, entrepreneurship, governance, transparency, and the upcoming April elections.
Pakistan Frees Taliban Military Commander

Pakistan Frees Taliban Military Commander

Several experts have warned that the release of Taliban prisoners could lead to further insecurity and violence.