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  1. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Lead Protest Against Government Corruption

    Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — Several hundred women, many holding aloft pictures of relatives killed by d

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 647
  2. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Among 'Worst Off' In World

    Afghan women are among the worst off in the world, violence against them is "endemic" and Afghanistan's gov

    Monday, December 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 649
  3. AFGHANISTAN: Gov't and Donors Fail to Protect Women's Rights

    Attention over the past week has focused on United States President Barack Obama's decision to "surge" t

    Monday, December 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 650
  4. AFGHANISTAN: Keep Promises to Afghan Women

    Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, women and girls suffer high levels of violence and discrimination and have

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 651
  5. We Have the Promises of the World: Women's Rights in Afghanistan

    The US and its allies cited the defense of women's rights as one of the primary reasons, after the need to root out a

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 580
  6. AFGHANISTAN: Rape in Afghanistan a Profound Problem

    Rape in Afghanistan is under-reported, concealed and a human rights problem of "profound proportions", the

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 652
  7. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Would Rather Talk About Recovery

    As the world waits for President Barack Obama to announce next week his plan to send up to 30,000 additional U.S.

    Friday, November 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 654
  8. AFGHANISTAN: Amid War Afghanistan Trains Thousands of New Midwives

    Through a courtyard piled high with heaps of trash and teeming with flies, two sturdy women sit in a cool, dark room

    Sunday, November 8, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 656
  9. IRAN: Women and the Struggle for Democracy in Iran: A Discussion With a Nobel Laureate

    "The Iranian women's movement is not simply demanding equal rights alone.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 657
  10. AFGHANISTAN: Don't Quit on Afghan Women

    As an Afghan woman who for many years lived a life deprived of the most basic human rights, I find unbearable the tho

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 659
  11. MIDDLE EAST: Demonstrators in the Pink in Copley Square

    Pink wigged-protesters and hundreds of other demonstrators wielding posters calling for peace converged on Copley Squ

    Sunday, October 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 660
  12. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Rally For More Seats On Provincial Councils

    Dozens of Afghan women protested against the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IECA) on October 7 for a

    Thursday, October 8, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 662
  13. AFGHANISTAN: Many Women Stayed Away From the Polls In Afghanistan

    Five years ago, with the country at peace, traditional taboos easing and Western donors pushing for women to particip

    Monday, August 31, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 848
  14. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Elections Seen As A Setback For Women

    For women, Afghanistan's recent elections appear to have been more of a setback than a step forward.

    Monday, August 24, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 849
  15. AFGHANISTAN: Slow Gains for Afghan women

    Last spring, I wrote from Kabul about the controversy over a law that would have restored Taliban-style restrictions

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 850
  16. AFGHANISTAN: For Afghan Women, Rights Again at Risk

    When the United States and its allies went to war against the Taliban after the Sept.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 851
  17. AFGHANISTAN: 2 Women Vie for Afghan Presidency

    In a country where most women leave home only under the cover of a burqa, Shahla Atta wears bright pink nail polish,

    Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 855
  18. AFGHANISTAN: Justice Key to Ensuring Human Rights for All Afghans – UN envoy

    The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today called for strengthening the country's justice system, which he str

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 861
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  21. Operational Effectiveness and UN Resolution 1325 - Practices and Lessons from Afghanistan

    On December 12, 2007, the North Atlantic Council decided to develop common concepts and a Policy Directive on UN Reso

    Sunday, May 31, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 167
  22. AFGHANISTAN: The Military Hides Under the Skirts of Women to Justify War in Afghanistan

    For eight years, many Americans have justified the war in Afghanistan as a moral battle to "protect" Afghan

    Thursday, May 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 874
  23. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women's Rights Advocate Suraya Pakzad among TIME's 2009 Top 100 People

    TIME Magazine has recognized Afghan women's rights advocate Ms. Suraya Pakzad as one of its top 100 people in 2009.

    Thursday, April 9, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 876