Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — Several hundred women, many holding aloft pictures of relatives killed by d
Afghan women are among the worst off in the world, violence against them is "endemic" and Afghanistan's gov
Attention over the past week has focused on United States President Barack Obama's decision to "surge" t
Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, women and girls suffer high levels of violence and discrimination and have
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
Rape in Afghanistan is under-reported, concealed and a human rights problem of "profound proportions", the
As the world waits for President Barack Obama to announce next week his plan to send up to 30,000 additional U.S.
Through a courtyard piled high with heaps of trash and teeming with flies, two sturdy women sit in a cool, dark room
"The Iranian women's movement is not simply demanding equal rights alone.
As an Afghan woman who for many years lived a life deprived of the most basic human rights, I find unbearable the tho
Pink wigged-protesters and hundreds of other demonstrators wielding posters calling for peace converged on Copley Squ
Dozens of Afghan women protested against the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IECA) on October 7 for a
Five years ago, with the country at peace, traditional taboos easing and Western donors pushing for women to particip
For women, Afghanistan's recent elections appear to have been more of a setback than a step forward.
Last spring, I wrote from Kabul about the controversy over a law that would have restored Taliban-style restrictions
When the United States and its allies went to war against the Taliban after the Sept.
In a country where most women leave home only under the cover of a burqa, Shahla Atta wears bright pink nail polish,
The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today called for strengthening the country's justice system, which he str
On December 12, 2007, the North Atlantic Council decided to develop common concepts and a Policy Directive on UN Reso
For eight years, many Americans have justified the war in Afghanistan as a moral battle to "protect" Afghan
TIME Magazine has recognized Afghan women's rights advocate Ms. Suraya Pakzad as one of its top 100 people in 2009.