Posts tagged "Afghanistan"
Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Maintaining Commitment to Afghan Women and Girls

Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Maintaining Commitment to Afghan Women and Girls

"My family decided to move back to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. After we returned, I remained committed to working to improve Afghan women’s lives."
13,000 Women Will Work to Secure Polling Centers on Afghanistan's Election Day

13,000 Women Will Work to Secure Polling Centers on Afghanistan’s Election Day

There was some concern last summer that there would not be enough women security officers to work at the polling stations set aside for women, but the government has now surpassed its recruitment goal.
Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Making Real the Right to Education for Afghan Women and Girls

Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Making Real the Right to Education for Afghan Women and Girls

" I owe my achievements both to Jaghori resistance to the Taliban and to the U.S. and NATO presence in Afghanistan, which protected my right to an education, and continues to help secure this right for all Afghan women and girls."
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.