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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.
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.