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Monday, February 01, 2016
According to Human Rights Watch, Afghan women have been denied participation in the last 20 rounds of official peace negotiations. The exclusion of women is explained by some to be the result of women’s limited representation in Afghanistan, where...
Friday, January 15, 2016
In July 2015, the government of Afghanistan launched the Afghan National Action Plan for implementing the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
This year, the Madeleine K. Albright Grant will be awarded to the Worker Women Social Organization (WWSO), a group based in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Every year, the grant is presented to a new or developing grassroots organization that promotes the...
Sunday, February 15, 2015
A popular female politician in east Afghanistan, Angiza Shinwari, died in hospital on Monday following a bomb attack on her vehicle last week, Afghan officials said, underscoring the growing dangers for women in the government. To read the full...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
 The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is seeking to hire a Resident Director for Women’s Political Participation to assist with its electoral support and political development programs in Afghanistan.  The Director will be based in Kabul,...
Najiba Ahmadi
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Najiba Ahmadi is quiet and unassuming – mild-mannered even. She is far from your typical revolutionary. Last week, Ms Ahmadi was among the suited government officials gathered in Britain to discuss Afghanistan’s future. For the past five years she...
Shukria Barakzai
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Geneva, 17 November 2014 The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has today condemned the attack on Afghan woman MP Shukria Barakzai on 16th November and once again urged authorities in the country to do more to ensure the voices of women political...
Monday, September 22, 2014
After fall of Taliban, and as a country in transition, Afghanistan is faced with many political, social, cultural and economic challenges. In the past three decades, the people of Afghanistan, especially women, faced various challenges but despite...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Afghan parliamentarian and women’s rights activist, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, has said that the Gender Quota is key to enhance the political participation of women. Ms Naderi made the suggestion during the Gender Equality Review Conference which was...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
While we were meeting with women journalists in Afghanistan this past May, another group of Afghan women journalists were in Washington, D.C., meeting with congressional staff members. The overlap was coincidental, but both groups of Afghan women...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
When Afghan taxi driver Sara Bahai has male passengers in her cab, she takes the chance to lobby them on female rights — and she hopes the country’s next president will also listen to her. Bahai has been driving the streets of Mazar-i-Sharif city...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
This volume looks back at a wealth of women’s peacebuilding practice documented by Accord since 1998. Case studies from Cambodia,  Sierra Leone, northern Uganda, Papua New Guinea–Bougainville, Northern  Ireland, Angola, Sudan, Indonesia–Aceh and ...
Friday, May 02, 2014
As shown in this report the recorded statistics on violence against women during the first six months of the current year has reached a shocking number of 4154 cases. This figure indicates an increase of nearly 25 percent compared to the number of...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Saeed Haqiqi is a journalist and writer from Herat. What are the important achievements in Afghanistan today? The best development has been the growth of a democratic political atmosphere. We now have the elections, human rights laws and standards...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Can you give us an example of a time your rights have been violated? During the dark period of Taliban rule women were banned from leaving the house and moving about in the city. One day, I went to fetch my children from school. A member of the...
Monday, April 21, 2014
IPU is deeply concerned by the shooting of Afghan MP Mariam Koofi, the latest in a string of attacks on parliamentarians in Afghanistan, particularly women legislators. Koofi, the sister of fellow MP and human rights activist Fawzia Koofi, was...
Friday, April 11, 2014
UN Women’s programme “Promoting women’s political leadership and governance in India and South Asia” aims to empower elected women representatives in local governments to make public policy and resource allocation patterns responsive to women’s...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Afghan women represented a third of the vote and a historic number of provincial candidates at the weekend's elections. Aid workers say that women are defiant in the progress of democracy and rights, and won't be deterred by violent insurgency. We...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The campaign for Saturday's presidential election in Afghanistan is featuring women in a more prominent role than ever before. One front-runner has a female running mate, and another has let his wife address campaign rallies—major departures from...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Mariam Wardak is one of those young Afghans with her feet in two worlds: At 28, she has spent much of her adult life in Afghanistan, but she grew up in the United States after her family fled there. She vividly remembers the culture shock of visits...
Friday, March 28, 2014
When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in the all-encompassing burqa. While most women in conservative Afghanistan may still wear the burqa, today's Afghan woman has choices she...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, women rarely left their homes. When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in all-encompassing burqas. While most women in conservative...
Monday, March 24, 2014
CHIEF TECHNICAL ADVISOR - UNDP/ICSPA PROJECT Location :Kabul, AFGHANISTANApplication Deadline :03-Apr-14Type of Contract :FTA InternationalPost Level :P-5Languages Required :English  Duration of Initial Contract :One year with possibility of...
Monday, March 24, 2014
CHIEF TECHNICAL ADVISOR - UNDP/ICSPA PROJECT Location :Kabul, AFGHANISTANApplication Deadline :03-Apr-14Type of Contract :FTA InternationalPost Level :P-5Languages Required :English  Duration of Initial Contract :One year with possibility of...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
In Afghanistan, a dangerous bill has slipped through two houses of Parliament and is poised to devastate women’s rights advocates and victims of abuse. The law would ban all family members of accused criminals—be they abusers, rapists, murderers—...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Both houses of the Afghan Parliament have voted to pass an act that would prohibit relatives from testifying against a criminal defendant in a judicial proceeding. If signed by President Hamid Karzai, the proposed change to the Afghan criminal code...
Friday, February 07, 2014
The situation for women during the Taliban regime contrasted sharply with that observed in earlier periods, particularly the era of the Soviet occupation (1979-89). During the Soviet occupation, Afghan Communist party leaders ran the country and...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Twenty-seven presidential hopefuls have registered as candidates for Afghanistan's crucial April 5 vote, setting the stage for a wide-open race among former warlords, powerful officials, and several prominent Western-educated technocrats... The...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Efforts to boost the participation of women in Afghan politics are in serious jeopardy, an IWPR debate has heard. Noor Mohammad Noor, a spokesman for the Independent Elections Commission (IEC), said that attitudes towards female members of...
Friday, January 17, 2014
Colonel Jamila Bayaz, a 50-year-old mother of five, this week became the first women to be appointed police chief  in Afghanistan. Bayaz will lead the 1st District of Kabul. Although the job will not be without risk – a senior police woman was ...
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Noorzia Atmar never wanted to leave Afghanistan. Not even after the beatings, knife attacks and bitter divorce; not even when her ex-husband turned up at her new workplace with a gun and sent thugs to the shelter where she had sought refuge. Only...
Monday, December 30, 2013
Swarna Rajagopalan takes a look at the events that shaped women's rights and gender issues in South Asia in the last year, and what changes and developments we might see in the new year. 2013 witnessed a new awareness about sexual and gender-...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Though disallowed from the 2014 presidential race, Fawzia Koofi is optimistic about her political career in Afghanistan. Yet it is not clear what will happen to the state of women's rights before the next one. Afghanistan remains one of the most...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Anita Haidary is an Afghan women's rights activist and co-founder of Young Women for Change (YWC), a non-governmental organization aiming to empower and improve the lives of women in Afghanistan. She is now studying Film Studies at an American...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
In the last presidential elections, women voters and MPs faced persecution, death threats and violence. With 2014’s elections drawing near, NATO Channel speaks to female MPs who discuss the real issues facing female voters. Women’s rights have come...
Monday, December 02, 2013
Afghan authorities should ensure a large number of women take part in next year’s make-or-break elections to prevent female voters being murdered and to safeguard transparency, Afghan human rights activist Sima Samar said on Tuesday. “If one or two...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
By John Kerry On my many trips to Afghanistan as a senator and as secretary of state, I’ve met with a remarkable array of Afghan government officials, businesses people, development experts, diplomats, brave American troops and their courageous...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State John Kerry and former First Lady Laura Bush on Friday said that as elections near in Afghanistan and U.S. troops continue to draw down, America must remain committed to the country during what they called a...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Getting Afghan women voter cards has proven a challenge for the Independent Election Commission (IEC), which has made female turnout a top priority this election cycle, but southern Helmand province is said to be an especially challenging...
Friday, November 08, 2013
The women of Afghanistan today aren’t the same women of 2001. They’ve expanded their access to health care, education, justice, and political power. As Inclusive Security Action’s Michelle Barsa noted Tuesday in a congressional hearing, “Afghan...

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