“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.”
Analysis is forthcoming.
Human rights situation in Afghanistan has lost ground in key areas during first six month of 2014, increasing uncerta
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday withheld his signature and instead asked for revisions to a new law that righ
Banned under strict refugee laws from applying for asylum from within her own country's borders, the former member of
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
The statement will be a blow to Western nations and the government of President Hamid Karzai, who want to paint a pos
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,
A court has reversed the convictions of three Afghans jailed for torturing a young relative who had refused to become
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
After the publication of an article in The New York Times on Monday about an Afghan man who had agreed to give his 6-
Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.
The news that the Taliban gunned down a schoolgirl last week shocked the world, but not a young woman named Noorjahan
Outgoing head of the ICRC delegation in Afghanistan, Reto Stocker, a seven-year veteran of Afghan aid efforts, said a
For many girls in Afghanistan, the simple act of walking to school can be a life-threatening journey.
International efforts to assist women have produced mixed results: while Afghan women have won the right to participa
The policeman spoke with calm and assurance as he insisted that he could not have raped the teenage daughter of a loc
Events this week that raised questions on women's rights and ethnic tensions have added to long-term concerns about A
It's good to have heroes.
Amnesty International issued an open letter to President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai at their &quo
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
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
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.
Many Afghan women find themselves suffering from violence and abuse, with virtually no legal protection.
I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News.
The Taliban came once for Fawzia Koofi, and she knows they could come again.
There is a long way to go before the rights of Afghan women are fully protected, says a United Nations report release
Women's rights in Afghanistan are once again under threat after 10 years of progress, two leading British aid agencie
Afghan women face a bleak future unless women's rights are included as a non-negotiable element of any future politic
In 2001, after the fall of the Taliban regime, reconstruction of political and economical structures began in Afghani
Women have won hard-fought rights in Afghanistan since the austere rule of the Taliban was ended by U.S.-backed Afgha
The Canadian-funded textbooks and computers aren't overly expensive — certainly not compared to the price Afgha
Taliban gunmen have killed the headteacher of a girls' school near the Afghan capital after he ignored warnings to st
After the US killing of Osama bin Laden on May 1, the organization Women for Afghan Women reported an eerie quiet in
It is the malaria season in Khan Neshin, the wild south of Helmand, just 50 miles from the border with Pakistan.
Sadly, it is not surprising that Afghanistan is again ranked as the worst place in the world to be a mother, accordin
We've all heard stories about how hard it is for girls and women in Afghanistan.
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