"The United States applauds the progress Afghan women and girls have made over the past 10 years. We will continue to stand with and work closely with Afghan women."
Afghan and Pakistani officials intend for the release of Baradar to advance peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban.
Afghan Lieutenant Negar, the most senior female police officer in Afghanistan, died early Monday morning, one day after being shot by unidentified gunmen.
95 percent of all suicides in Afghanistan are committed by women and girls.
Female judges currently face many obstacles to doing their work, including threats to their security and social stigma.
Sushmita Banerjee, 49, wrote a popular memoir in 1995 about her life as the wife of an Afghan man in Kabul while the Taliban ruled.
Enhancing women's political participation is at the forefront of preparation for Afghanistan's next set of presidential and provincial elections.
In Afghanistan, two-thirds of the estimated population of 27 million are young people.
Afghan member of Parliament, Fariba Ahmadi Kakar, and her three children were kidnapped on Saturday while they were traveling in Ghanzi by members of the Taliban.
The radio network, "Voice of Women," owner alleged that it was shut down after they refused to pay the police $400 a month in bribes.