“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.”
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p
It was stressed that representation of women in Parliament and the Senate must be between 33 and 50 per cent.
Afridi's death, as one of the very few Pashtun women leaders in any field, leaves a large gap and begs the question o
In August 2011, UN Women signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pakistan's National Database and Registration Auth
Preparations for the 2014 presidential elections are under way in Afghanistan, and this campaign appears likely to be
First of all, Pakistan being a multinational federal state, the parliament ought to be so constituted as to ensure fa
The slow progress stands in contrast to the government's tall claims regarding women development and empowerment &mda
After conducting research in five main Afghan provinces – Kabul, Badakhshan, Nangarhar, Balkh, Herat – th
Speaking at a news conference at the Timergara Press Club, a group of NGOs' representatives led by Akbar Khan alleged
2011 Nobel peace prize was given jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, Tawakkol Karman, a democrati
The Afghan Ministry of Justice has registered 84 political parties since a new law took effect in September 2009, acc
Talking to APP, he said reservation of four seats for minorities in the Senate and work on 'Minorities Protection Bil
Peace building efforts between India and Pakistan are not for bilateral talks at the diplomatic level alone.
Persistent discrimination has prohibited women from garnering a greater role in the design and implementation of the
As Victims Of The Conflict
“This is what I live for…,” Koofi writes.
GNWP is back in Nepal for part two of its Localization and United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820
She pointed out that although many women should like to take part in representative politics, the prevailing politica
“The daily toil and toll of keeping and making peace can challenge even the most persevering among us,” S
An N-Peace review and work planning meeting in Colombo, organized by UNDP and Search for Common Ground last week, was
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
Participants of a national consultation have demanded representation of female political workers in all party ranks t
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 four years of intense work, the 601-member Constituent Assembly (CA) missed a May 27 deadline to adopt a new co
After being ridiculed by male villagers for wanting to occupy political office, Zarifa Qazizadah, the mother of 15 ch
Her phone rang at 9 p.m. “Can you come tonight? He's home.” The voice was anxious.
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
MYANMAR'S Election Commission announced last week the landslide victory of the opposition National League of Democrac
Young Afghans braved fears of violence to join a rare march on parliament to demand justice for the women who have be
Karachi, Pakistan - From a country where terrorism, extremism, inner strife and polarisation continue to eat at its r
To many outsiders, Bangladesh is best known for its poverty and the natural disasters that hit it with depressing reg
Two months ago, in February 2012, a victory was won in the battle for more effective legal provisions for women in Pa
Speakers at the ‘Collective Action for Ensuring Women's and Girl's Participation in Electoral Processes in Paki
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
A two-day women conference with different political views from state was held between 18-19th March.
When the Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy recently won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short for her film Savi
Around the world, political power still comes with a price for women who seek it.
PESHAWAR, March 17: Speakers at a seminar here on Saturday urged women to play their role in restoration of peace by
India has made remarkable progress in taking ahead women's political participation at the local level, an official fr
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