“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.”
The centre is part refuge, part meeting place. She is part tutor and part mentor to her visitors.
For many girls in Afghanistan, the simple act of walking to school can be a life-threatening journey.
After conducting research in five main Afghan provinces – Kabul, Badakhshan, Nangarhar, Balkh, Herat – th
The US-led International Security Assistance Force initially said an air strike targeted about 45 insurgents, but lat
The Afghan Ministry of Justice has registered 84 political parties since a new law took effect in September 2009, acc
International efforts to assist women have produced mixed results: while Afghan women have won the right to participa
Persistent discrimination has prohibited women from garnering a greater role in the design and implementation of the
For September, in which Germany has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situatio
“This is what I live for…,” Koofi writes.
A few kilometres north of Kabul, a 22-year-old woman collapsed to the ground.
With the participation of scores of women leaders from various provinces of Afghanistan, the first National Dialogue
In a grainy video that shocked viewers around the world, a young woman named Najiba shrouded in a gray shawl sits alo
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out for the rights of Afghan women during a global forum on the war-torn cou
The Danish Section of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom request to the Danish government - as bellig
When rich countries like the U.S., Japan, and NATO nations get together periodically to discuss the future of develop
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.
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.
For June, in which the China has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations
After being ridiculed by male villagers for wanting to occupy political office, Zarifa Qazizadah, the mother of 15 ch
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
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.
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
For Afghan women, the act of fleeing domestic abuse, forced prostitution or even being stabbed repeatedly with a scre
KABUL: Women members of an Afghan government council charged with seeking reconciliation with the Taliban have been s
Around the world, political power still comes with a price for women who seek it.
Rights groups are becoming increasingly concerned that the Afghan government is willing to surrender women's rights t
For March, in which the United Kingdom has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on count
Scores of South Asian charities struggling to curb high child-marriage rates are backing a global movement spearheade
The report is a chair's summary of the discussion and findings from a workshop held in Liechtenstein on WPS in Afghan