Posts tagged "Afghanistan"
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.