“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.”
Inclusion of women in society indicates stability, and a stable Afghanistan will lead to greater international securi
Millions of Afghans have cast their votes in a presidential run-off to elect a successor to Hamid Karzai, who has bee
Anar Gul, 16, wept as she waited outside the Afghan ministry of women's affairs in Kabul with her parents.
Osama bin Laden, Al-Zarqawi, Mullah Omar: we know these names because they were on a kill list, a targeted roster the
Afghanistan has its first female police chief after appointing an officer with 25 years experience to head a district
A searching independent review finds that NATO and its operational partners have made ‘significant progress' in
Only a few months ago following the killing of First Lieutenant Isla Bibi, her female police force replacement Second
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50 percent in th
Islamic fundamentalist politicians in Afghanistan have stopped a debate on whether to give parliamentary approval to
A teenage Afghan rape victim who secured a rare conviction of her attacker has said she was assaulted this month for
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p
The Department for International Development (DFID) must do more to improve the lives of women in Afghanistan who con
“We do not want to go back on our gains.
Tuesday's New York Times carried a fascinating article on its front page about the prospects for peace in Afghanistan
The centre is part refuge, part meeting place. She is part tutor and part mentor to her visitors.
The US-led International Security Assistance Force initially said an air strike targeted about 45 insurgents, but lat
A few kilometres north of Kabul, a 22-year-old woman collapsed to the ground.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out for the rights of Afghan women during a global forum on the war-torn cou
Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least 140 Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were admitted to a local hospital Tue
Young Afghans braved fears of violence to join a rare march on parliament to demand justice for the women who have be
The once remarkable gains in protecting and promoting equality between women and men in Afghanistan are now facing th
The United States has not had an easy couple of months in Afghanistan.
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.
On October 31, 2000, the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously passed resolution 1325.
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
Stakes are high for Afghanistan's women, who fear their rights could slip away in a quick-fix bargain for peace, acco
Women's rights have been central to the war in Afghanistan.
By July, President Obama plans to decide how many troops to pull out of Afghanistan in the first initial US withdrawa
As Canada prepares to pull out its military troops from Kandahar after a long and difficult run in southern Afghanist
When asking for Afghan women's opinion on whether there should be negotiations with the Taliban and foreign troop wit
Afghan Women's Network once again raises serious concerns on the increased instances of violence against children and
In Afghanistan's Herat province, the chief prosecutor general has a difficult job.
Dozens of women in the war-torn Afghan capital took part in a march for peace ahead of the traditional new year, call
Decades of armed conflict, ongoing violence and high unemployment have left millions of men and women in Iraq struggl
After decades of conflict in Afghanistan, there are almost two million widows leading secluded, poverty-stricken live
The Taliban movement is harassing, threatening and killing local women who are working as professionals for the Afgha
Nine years after the overthrow of the Taliban, the women of Afghanistan continue to fight for basic human rights.
Championing the emancipation of Afghan women is emerging as a possible non-military, post-combat role for Canada as p
Championing the emancipation of Afghan women is emerging as a possible nonmilitary, post-combat role for Canada as po
More than 100 women and men gathered on 11 and 12 November 2010 in Tallinn, Estonia, to discuss the implications of U
Can art change the world? The people at Freedom to Create believe it can.
The haunting portrait of a young, disfigured Afghan woman on Time magazine's cover this summer issued a stark reminde
Afghanistan's transition toward leading its own security efforts must include the rights of Afghan women.