“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.”
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
Events this week that raised questions on women's rights and ethnic tensions have added to long-term concerns about A
Amnesty International issued an open letter to President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai at their &quo
As the United States convenes the NATO summit in Chicago this weekend, the fate of Afghanistan's women is on my mind.
Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
Just 15 years old, Sahar Gul has become the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan.
Many Afghan women find themselves suffering from violence and abuse, with virtually no legal protection.
The Taliban came once for Fawzia Koofi, and she knows they could come again.
After the US killing of Osama bin Laden on May 1, the organization Women for Afghan Women reported an eerie quiet in
In Afghanistan's Herat province, the chief prosecutor general has a difficult job.
The president of the Afghan Red Crescent Society heard many questions about her country from Nova Scotia students thi
Former first lady Laura Bush says women in Afghanistan are creating their own economic opportunities and that entrepr
After decades of conflict in Afghanistan, there are almost two million widows leading secluded, poverty-stricken live
Sitting cross-legged on blue velour cushions on the living room floor, the women of the self-help brigade sip green t
This morning, leading women's rights activists reiterated their position that the Afghan government's impending takeo
Afghanistan's government is considering taking over the running of women's shelters, subjecting victims of domestic a
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?
The Taliban movement is harassing, threatening and killing local women who are working as professionals for the Afgha
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday that he will not sacrifice women's rights in any peace deal with the Taliba
A coalition of Afghan war crimes victims is lobbying against the Afghanistan Peace Jirga and the Afghanistan governme