“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.”
Millions of Afghans have cast their votes in a presidential run-off to elect a successor to Hamid Karzai, who has bee
We awoke one morning in Kabul to the sound of not-too-distant explosions, marking the start to the fighting season.
Afghanistan has its first female police chief after appointing an officer with 25 years experience to head a district
Britain will give £18.5 million to Afghanistan to help more Afghan women take part in the presidential election
In a country where women's' rights are still fiercely contested, Soosan Firooz has added a strong new voice to the de
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
Afghan women's rights advocate Masouda Karokhi was announced as one of the eight winners of the 2013 N-Peace Awards,
Women lawmakers, civil society members, media professionals, and government staff have formed a movement to back
The United Nation's office in Afghanistan on Thursday highlighted the importance of women's active participation in t
A good presidential election will benefit not only Afghanistan's future but also the future of the region, the Indepe
Saira Shakeeb Sadat wants her district, Khwaja Dukoh, to change.
Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p
Preparations for the 2014 presidential elections are under way in Afghanistan, and this campaign appears likely to be
After conducting research in five main Afghan provinces – Kabul, Badakhshan, Nangarhar, Balkh, Herat – th
The Afghan Ministry of Justice has registered 84 political parties since a new law took effect in September 2009, acc
Persistent discrimination has prohibited women from garnering a greater role in the design and implementation of the
“This is what I live for…,” Koofi writes.
With the participation of scores of women leaders from various provinces of Afghanistan, the first National Dialogue
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.
After being ridiculed by male villagers for wanting to occupy political office, Zarifa Qazizadah, the mother of 15 ch
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
Young Afghans braved fears of violence to join a rare march on parliament to demand justice for the women who have be
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
KABUL: Women members of an Afghan government council charged with seeking reconciliation with the Taliban have been s
Around the world, political power still comes with a price for women who seek it.
Rights groups are becoming increasingly concerned that the Afghan government is willing to surrender women's rights t
Scores of South Asian charities struggling to curb high child-marriage rates are backing a global movement spearheade
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
IMPORTANT talks are coming up where discussions about the peace of Afghanistan will take place.
Afghan women activists are at risk of being sidelined at a key international conference on Afghanistan's future sched
Before US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left the podium at the International Conference on Afghanistan in London
Eleven years since its adoption, once again, the international community will be debating progress towards implementi
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
Following the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, Afghan women emerged as a high-profile focus of U.S. policy.
The 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan falls in the first week of October, but it will attract a fractio