Posts tagged "Afghanistan"
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.
Afghan Women's Radio Back On the Air After Shut Down

Afghan Women’s Radio Back On the Air After Shut Down

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.
Honor Killing Leaves Unease About Future of Afghan Women's Rights

Honor Killing Leaves Unease About Future of Afghan Women’s Rights

A Mullah has issued fatwa, or religious edict, for the execution of a woman named Halima who has been in hiding since April. Abdul Ghafoor ordered her father to shoot Halima in front of the villagers. According to Tolo News, Halima was accused of her illicit relationship with a man in Kokchail Village of Badghis...
Two Restrictive Abortion Laws Blocked in North Dakota

Two Restrictive Abortion Laws Blocked in North Dakota

A North Dakota law that would require abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles the clinic was blocked by a state judge yesterday.
Women's Rights At Stake in Afghan Peace Talks

Women’s Rights At Stake in Afghan Peace Talks

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has voiced concerns that the rights of women in Afghanistan may be compromised in the interest of peace negotiations.
USAID Announces Plan for Afghan Women

USAID Announces Plan for Afghan Women

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new $200 million program Thursday for Afghan women. The five-year plan, called Promote, is expected to increase economic, social, and political participation of women between the ages of 18 and 30 through education, job training, microfinance and credit for female entrepreneurs, and training for policymaking.
Supreme Court Reversed Woman's Torture Case in Afghanistan

Supreme Court Reversed Woman’s Torture Case in Afghanistan

A case of three Afghans who were jailed for torturing a girl has been reversed by the Afghan Supreme Court. Sahar Gul was sold for $5,000 to a 30 years old man New York Times said
Taliban Agrees to US, Afghan Peace Talks; Afghanistan Backs Out

Taliban Agrees to US, Afghan Peace Talks; Afghanistan Backs Out

A day after the Taliban announced that it will agree to peace talks with the United States and Afghanistan, the Afghan government has announced it will not participate until Afghanistan plays a larger lead role.
Taliban Attack In Afghan Capital As NATO Transfers Power

Taliban Attack In Afghan Capital As NATO Transfers Power

Yesterday, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) transferred responsibility for the country's security forces to the Afghan government after a bomb blast targeting a political official left three civilians dead in Kabul.
Afghan Police Accused of Violence Against Women

Afghan Police Accused of Violence Against Women

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission accused the police of violence against women in a recently released report, attributing close to 15 percent of honor killings and sexual assaults in the region to the police force. The report follows over two years of data collection by the commission, in which they documented 163 sexual assault...
Mobile Phones to Promote Afghan Women's Literacy

Mobile Phones to Promote Afghan Women’s Literacy

Paiwastoon Networking Services, an Afghan IT company, launched a new literacy program this week that enables women to use mobile phones to learn reading and writing. The program is currently in its pilot phase, but the education ministry has intentions of spreading it nationwide. The phone is called Ustad Mobile (Mobile Teacher) and uses mobile...
The Women of "Women, War and Peace"

The Women of “Women, War and Peace”

  By Michele Kort The remarkable five-part PBS series Women, War and Peace concludes on tonight (Tuesday, November 8th) with War Redefined, the capstone piece that brings together the issues brought up in the previous films about conflicts in Afghanistan, Colombia, Liberia and Bosnia. Narrated by Geena Davis, the film touches on, among other things,...