Posts tagged "Afghanistan"
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.