Posts tagged "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.
Arrests Made in Killing of Top Afghan Policewoman

Arrests Made in Killing of Top Afghan Policewoman

Five men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a senior female police officer in Afghanistan.
UN Agencies Condemn Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

UN Agencies Condemn Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

"I urge an extra effort by the President and his Government to ensure that the human rights gains of the past 12 years are not sacrificed to political expediency during the last few months before the election."
New Campaign Encourages Women to Participate in Afghanistan's Next Election

New Campaign Encourages Women to Participate in Afghanistan’s Next Election

A new campaign in Afghanistan urges women to vote - specifically, for candidates that support their rights and equality.
USAID Announces Projects Aimed at Empowering Afghanistan Women

USAID Announces Projects Aimed at Empowering Afghanistan Women

"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."
Pakistan to Release Head of Taliban Military Operations

Pakistan to Release Head of Taliban Military Operations

Afghan and Pakistani officials intend for the release of Baradar to advance peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban.
Top Female Afghan Police Officer Murdered

Top Female Afghan Police Officer Murdered

Afghan Lieutenant Negar, the most senior female police officer in Afghanistan, died early Monday morning, one day after being shot by unidentified gunmen.
Women Commit Majority of Suicides in Afghanistan

Women Commit Majority of Suicides in Afghanistan

95 percent of all suicides in Afghanistan are committed by women and girls.
Afghanistan Leaders Discuss Need for More Women Judges

Afghanistan Leaders Discuss Need for More Women Judges

Female judges currently face many obstacles to doing their work, including threats to their security and social stigma.
Taliban Murder Female Indian Writer

Taliban Murder Female Indian Writer

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.
Multi-Million Dollar Program Announced to Support Afghan Women's Political Participation

Multi-Million Dollar Program Announced to Support Afghan Women’s Political Participation

Enhancing women's political participation is at the forefront of preparation for Afghanistan's next set of presidential and provincial elections.
Afghan Youth Celebrated in Bamyan

Afghan Youth Celebrated in Bamyan

In Afghanistan, two-thirds of the estimated population of 27 million are young people.
Female Afghan Parliament Member and Family Abducted

Female Afghan Parliament Member and Family Abducted

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.