“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
There is a long way to go before the rights of Afghan women are fully protected, says a United Nations report release
Women's rights in Afghanistan are once again under threat after 10 years of progress, two leading British aid agencie
Women's rights have been central to the war in Afghanistan.
Peace is not made with friends, it is made with enemies.
Afghanistan should develop mechanisms to raise awareness about the dangers of human trafficking, support victims and
The news about Afghanistan hasn't been good lately: a recent report from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee baldl
Afghan women face a bleak future unless women's rights are included as a non-negotiable element of any future politic
In 2001, after the fall of the Taliban regime, reconstruction of political and economical structures began in Afghani
Afghanistan's women are among the most oppressed in the world.
Afghan Women's Network once again raises serious concerns on the increased instances of violence against children and
Afghanistan is making progress weeding out children from its police forces but is only starting to tackle persistent
The Canadian-funded textbooks and computers aren't overly expensive — certainly not compared to the price Afgha
Taliban gunmen have killed the headteacher of a girls' school near the Afghan capital after he ignored warnings to st
After the US killing of Osama bin Laden on May 1, the organization Women for Afghan Women reported an eerie quiet in
It is the malaria season in Khan Neshin, the wild south of Helmand, just 50 miles from the border with Pakistan.
As Afghanistan looks to a future without U.S.
Foreign troops must do more to prevent growing rights abuses by Afghan forces including killings and child sex abuse
The penalties that Afghan women suffer whenever allegations of pre-marital sex and loss of virginity emerge, includin
The human cost of the armed conflict in Afghanistan grew in 2010.
This morning, leading women's rights activists reiterated their position that the Afghan government's impending takeo
Afghan women's leaders announced at a press conference this morning in Kabul that they will fight the proposed regula
Afghanistan's government is considering taking over the running of women's shelters, subjecting victims of domestic a
More than 4,000 incidents of violence against women have happened in nine months last year in Afghanistan, a senior o
The daughter of an Afghan politician has reportedly died of her injuries after being raped by American soldiers stati
In many of the conflicts of the last decades – from Afghanistan to Somalia, from the Balkans to the Democratic
Widespread harmful traditional practices – child marriage, giving away girls for dispute resolution, forced iso
Twenty-five years ago an Afghan girl with green eyes haunted the cover of National Geographic.
Taliban violence and intimidation are threatening Afghanistan's parliamentary elections as the government fails to pr
In mid-August in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz, the Taliban carried out a horrific sentence against two
Pulling Western troops out of Afghanistan will condemn mothers and children to suffer, a leading Afghan women's advoc
A record number of women are running in Afghanistan's critical parliamentary elections next month despite many being
The story of the young Afghan woman whose nose and ears were hacked off by the Taliban has faded from the headlines,
"If you had to choose between saving a girl's life or enabling her to go to school, which would you do first?&qu
The photo of Bibi Aisha, a 19-year-old Afghan woman, on the cover of Time magazine last week is unforgettable.
Former Deputy Health Minister Faizullah Kakar recently completed a study (published in Dari) indicating that rising n
Time magazine's moving portrayal of the plight of Afghanistan's women is a tribute to their heroism and silent suffer
In Afghanistan, despite a pledge from the government to protect women's rights and promote gender equality, more than
Afghan women and girls fear they will pay the price for any deal to end the insurgency cut by President Hamid Karzai
Work outside the home in southe
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan A gunman lying in wait shot and killed an 18-year-old woman as she left her job at a U.S.-based
The shooting of a female Afghan politician on Monday demonstrates the fragility of the modest gains made by Afghan wo
As the world marks International Women's Day, ambivalence, impunity, weak law enforcement and corruption continue to
More Afghan women are choosing suicide to escape the violence and brutality of their daily lives, says a new human-ri
Afghan women are among the worst off in the world, violence against them is "endemic" and Afghanistan's gov
Attention over the past week has focused on United States President Barack Obama's decision to "surge" t