“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.”
We awoke one morning in Kabul to the sound of not-too-distant explosions, marking the start to the fighting season.
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
When rich countries like the U.S., Japan, and NATO nations get together periodically to discuss the future of develop
Afghan Women's Network formed by Afghan women in exile is an independent advocacy platform for Afghan women's human r
International Security Assistance Force commander U.S. Marine Gen. John R.
Anchor Aaron Schachter talks with journalist Gayle Lemmon about a “shadow summit” on Afghanistan's women
With the US and NATO planning the departure of their forces from Afghanistan by December 2014, some Afghan women and
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
Rights groups are becoming increasingly concerned that the Afghan government is willing to surrender women's rights t
Just 15 years old, Sahar Gul has become the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan.
Afghan women want peace, but not at the cost of losing all they have gained in the last 10 years.
Leaders attending the Bonn Conference on the future of Afghanistan must make an explicit declaration that women's rig
On December 5, the international community will gather with Afghan leaders in Bonn, Germany's picturesque Cold War-er
Despite many positive advancements in Afghan women's lives over the past ten years, progress remains fragile and at t
In its statement to the world, the Norwegian Nobel Committee honored women warriors battling for peace and said it ho
The 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan falls in the first week of October, but it will attract a fractio
This research draws on more than 50 interviews conducted from November 2009 to May 2010, including fieldwork in Kabul
From June 9 to16, 2011, the Afghan Women's Network and The Institute for Inclusive Security convened a regionally div
After several months of controversy and delays in the certification of election results, 249 members have now taken t
Why should Canada bother helping Afghan women and girls when Canadian combat troops withdraw next year?
Canada should threaten to withhold aid to Afghanistan unless women are fully included in the peace process and push f
October 2010 marked the 10th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for women to
The Taliban movement is harassing, threatening and killing local women who are working as professionals for the Afgha
The present research conducted with communities in Afghanistan, Uganda and Nepal offers many examples of both innovat
In a recent report, women in Afghanistan have voiced their discontent on their marginalisation in the ongoing “
In a rural Kabul suburb, hundreds of men jostle for the chance to ink their finger and vote, while next door, shielde
Fawzya Gailani says her husband beat her when she won a seat in Afghanistan's parliament.
In mid-August in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz, the Taliban carried out a horrific sentence against two
Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan- Five years ago, when Afghanistan was last preparing to hold parliamentary election
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday that he will not sacrifice women's rights in any peace deal with the Taliba
Time magazine's moving portrayal of the plight of Afghanistan's women is a tribute to their heroism and silent suffer
Following a tumultuous three decades of violence which has included three periods of conflict (the Soviet War between
A group of NATO Training Mission –Afghanistan mentors hosted a women's forum for female Afghan National Army me
This past March, Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, hosted a round table discussion in co
Five years ago, with the country at peace, traditional taboos easing and Western donors pushing for women to particip
For women, Afghanistan's recent elections appear to have been more of a setback than a step forward.
Last spring, I wrote from Kabul about the controversy over a law that would have restored Taliban-style restrictions
In a country where most women leave home only under the cover of a burqa, Shahla Atta wears bright pink nail polish,
This first publication on Women and Men in Afghanistan: Baseline Statistics on Gender is therefore an effort to estab
It has been six years since the United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimouslyadopted Resolution 1325 and five year
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Current citizen upraising and political changes taking place in Arab countries - known as the ‘Arab springs'-re
At the same time the United States is scaling back its goals for Afghanistan, women in the country are scaling up the