“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
We awoke one morning in Kabul to the sound of not-too-distant explosions, marking the start to the fighting season.
For more than 30 years, Afghans have been living in a state of war and yearn for stability and peace.
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
Afghan women continue to face serious threats and injustice despite massive efforts at both a countrywide and int
A few kilometres north of Kabul, a 22-year-old woman collapsed to the ground.
In a grainy video that shocked viewers around the world, a young woman named Najiba shrouded in a gray shawl sits alo
When rich countries like the U.S., Japan, and NATO nations get together periodically to discuss the future of develop
Events this week that raised questions on women's rights and ethnic tensions have added to long-term concerns about A
International Security Assistance Force commander U.S. Marine Gen. John R.
Amnesty International issued an open letter to President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai at their &quo
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
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
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least 140 Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were admitted to a local hospital Tue
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.
Many Afghan women find themselves suffering from violence and abuse, with virtually no legal protection.
The Afghan Conference that begins today in Bonn could prove to be crucial for the future of women in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan still has a long way to go before women in the country are fully protected under the two-year-old Elimina
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
The Taliban came once for Fawzia Koofi, and she knows they could come again.
On October 31, 2000, the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously passed resolution 1325.
In its statement to the world, the Norwegian Nobel Committee honored women warriors battling for peace and said it ho
Stakes are high for Afghanistan's women, who fear their rights could slip away in a quick-fix bargain for peace, acco
The 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan falls in the first week of October, but it will attract a fractio
Women's rights have been central to the war in Afghanistan.
On 5 December, on the tenth anniversary of the Bonn Agreement, Germany will host the Bonn II conference.
When Lauryn Oates started raising money to send women in Afghanistan to school, she wasn't sure they would ever emerg
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
Afghan women's leaders announced at a press conference this morning in Kabul that they will fight the proposed regula
Afghanistan's government is considering taking over the running of women's shelters, subjecting victims of domestic a