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  1. AFGHANISTAN: Quota System Helping Afghan Women in Politics

    In Afghanistan's parliament, 68 of the 249 seats are reserved for women.

    Saturday, January 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 872
  2. Promoting Women's Participation: How Women Are Building Peace

    Over the past decade there has been growing recognition of the importance of women's engagement in all aspects of con

    Saturday, January 1, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 098
  3. AFGHANISTAN: Microfinance Faces Hurdles in Empowering Afghan Women

    In a dimly lit room at the back of an Afghan house, 21-year-old Zahara is crouched on a plank of wood weaving a large

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 871
  4. AFGHANISTAN: Microfinance Faces Hurdles in Empowering Afghan Women

    In a dimly lit room at the back of an Afghan house, 21-year-old Zahara is crouched on a plank of wood weaving a large

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 933
  5. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Being Trained as Frontline Cops for the First Time

    Women in Afghanistan are being recruited as front line police officers for the first time, UK broadcaster Sky News re

    Thursday, December 23, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 884
  6. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Fear New-Found Freedom Will Disappear

    Nine years after religiously conservative Taliban fighters forced women into hiding, many have emerged from the shado

    Friday, December 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 851
  7. AFGHANISTAN/SOMALIA/DRC: President's Corner - Violence Against Women, It's also a Men's Problem

    In many of the conflicts of the last decades – from Afghanistan to Somalia, from the Balkans to the Democratic

    Friday, December 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 938
  8. AFGHANISTAN: Risky Road to Hospital

    At 4am, Abdul Malek and his pregnant wife were in a rented car heading to Boost Hospital in Lashkargah, capital of so

    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 834
  9. CANADA/AFGHANISTAN: Focus Future Afghan efforts on Women, Report Urges

    A new Senate committee urges the government to put women's rights in Afghanistan at the top of its priority list for

    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 838
  10. CANADA/AFGHANISTAN: Put Women in Afghan Army, Senate Report Says

    Canada should threaten to withhold aid to Afghanistan unless women are fully included in the peace process and push f

    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 853
  11. AFGHANISTAN: UN Says Afghanistan Failing on Protecting Women's Basic Rights

    The United Nations says traditional women's rights are being violated across Afghanistan, urging the country's leader

    Thursday, December 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 773
  12. Harmful Traditional Practices and Implementation of the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan

    Widespread harmful traditional practices – child marriage, giving away girls for dispute resolution, forced iso

    Thursday, December 9, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 088
  13. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan MP Shukria Barakzai: The Taliban Can Join the Political Process

    Shukria Barakzai is a prominent Afghan lawmaker and journalist who has campaigned for media freedom and women's r

    Friday, December 3, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 774
  14. AFGHANISTAN: Veiled Rebellion

    Twenty-five years ago an Afghan girl with green eyes haunted the cover of National Geographic.

    Thursday, December 2, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 730
  15. AFGHANSISTAN: Women Are Essential to Peacebuilding

    October 2010 marked the 10th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for women to

    Monday, November 29, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 656
  16. Gender, Conflict and the Millennium Development Goals

    To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Women for Women International have launc

    Monday, November 29, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 058
  17. AFGHANISTAN: Female Power – the Role of Afghan Women in Counterinsurgency

    The Taliban movement is harassing, threatening and killing local women who are working as professionals for the Afgha

    Monday, November 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 616
  18. AFGHANISTAN: Sima Samar Calls Attention to Afghan Women in Crossfire

    Nine years after the overthrow of the Taliban, the women of Afghanistan continue to fight for basic human rights.

    Thursday, November 18, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 610
  19. From Resolution to Reality: Lessons Learned from Afghanistan, Nepal and Uganda on Women's Participation in Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Governance

    The present research conducted with communities in Afghanistan, Uganda and Nepal offers many examples of both innovat

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 053
  20. AFGHANISTAN: Debate Heats Up Over How to Help Afghan Women ahead of Senate Meeting

    Championing the emancipation of Afghan women is emerging as a possible non-military, post-combat role for Canada as p

    Sunday, November 14, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 577
  21. AFGHANISTAN: Canada may Focus on Rights of Women in Afghanistan

    Championing the emancipation of Afghan women is emerging as a possible nonmilitary, post-combat role for Canada as po

    Sunday, November 14, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 593
  22. AFGHANISTAN: Women, Peace and Security in Afghanistan Focus of Tallinn Event

    More than 100 women and men gathered on 11 and 12 November 2010 in Tallinn, Estonia, to discuss the implications of U

    Thursday, November 11, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 573
  23. AFGHANISTAN: Women Joining Armed Forces In Greater Numbers, Challenging Convention

    Khatool Muhammadzai loves martial arts, underwent commando training in pre-Taliban Afghanistan, and has logged 500 of

    Monday, November 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 449
  24. AFGHANISTAN: Women Seek a Role in Afghanistan Peace Process

    Marzia is a police officer in uniform, still a rare sight in Afghan society, even though the female component of the

    Saturday, October 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 448
  25. AFGHANISTAN: Will Not Know Peace Without its Women

    In a recent report, women in Afghanistan have voiced their discontent on their marginalisation in the ongoing “

    Friday, October 29, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 450
  26. AFGHANISTAN: Art as Empowerment in Afghanistan

    Can art change the world? The people at Freedom to Create believe it can.

    Friday, October 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 437
  27. CANADA/AFGHANISTAN: Canada Must Protect Afghan Women Post-combat

    In an effort to kick-start public debate on Canada's post-combat mission in Afghanistan, CARE Canada recommends the g

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 396
  28. AFGHANISTAN: Must Embrace Women's Rights

    The haunting portrait of a young, disfigured Afghan woman on Time magazine's cover this summer issued a stark reminde

    Sunday, October 10, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 328
  29. AFHANISTAN: A Woman's Touch: Engagement Teams Make Inroads with Afghanistan's Female Community

    Female servicemembers are going where their male counterparts often can't: inside Afghan homes to engage with women b

    Saturday, October 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 320
  30. AFGHANISTAN: Women's Fragile Gains Face Threat

    Afghanistan's parliamentary election was accompanied by claims of rampant fraud, but that wasn't its only failing.

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 280
  31. Commitments Database: A 1325 Call to Action Statement Afghanistan

    Statement by Mr. Mohammad Erfani Ayoob, Deputy Permanent Representative

    Saturday, September 25, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 032
  32. AFGHANISTAN: Female Afghan Candidates, Voters Defy Taliban Threats

    Standing up to Taliban death threats, a record number of women participated in Afghan parliamentary elections Septemb

    Friday, September 24, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 201
  33. AFGHANISTAN: Few Afghan Women Brave Vote in Kabul Suburb

    In a rural Kabul suburb, hundreds of men jostle for the chance to ink their finger and vote, while next door, shielde

    Saturday, September 18, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 153
  34. AFGHANISTAN: Different Slogans, Similar Problems For Afghanistan's Women Candidates

    But the 26-year-old Honaryar has an additional goal: the Sikh activist aims to become the first non-Muslim woman to g

    Friday, September 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 141
  35. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Police To Provide Security For Elections

    Afghanistan's security forces have been bolstered by thousands of women officers as they go on high alert ahead of na

    Friday, September 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 172
  36. Afghan Slection Candidates in Fear of Attacks

    Afghan election candidates, campaigners and voters have told Amnesty International that they are facing increasing at

    Thursday, September 16, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 915
  37. AFGHANISTAN: 'The State of Women's Rights is Still a Concern'

    Interview with Dr. Massouda Jalal, former Afghan Minister for Women's Affairs.

    Monday, September 13, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 083
  38. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Poll Candidate 'on the Front Line of War for Women'

    Fawzya Gailani says her husband beat her when she won a seat in Afghanistan's parliament.

    Sunday, September 12, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 082
  39. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Election Threatened by Violence, Says Watchdog

    Taliban violence and intimidation are threatening Afghanistan's parliamentary elections as the government fails to pr

    Thursday, September 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 064
  40. AFGHANISTAN: Obama Must Not Let Taliban rule over Afghan Women Again

    In mid-August in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz, the Taliban carried out a horrific sentence against two

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 150
  41. U.S./AFGHANISTAN: 9/11 Widow Turns From Tragedy to Helping Afghani Women

    The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks brought about many changes in American society.

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 059
  42. AFGHANISTAN: Women Running for Afghanistan Parliament Now Have Tougher Time

    Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan- Five years ago, when Afghanistan was last preparing to hold parliamentary election

    Monday, September 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 037
  43. AFGHANISTAN: Female MP takes on Afghan Patriarchy

    With international forces edging close to withdrawal and Taliban violence on the rise, Afghanistan's women appears to

    Sunday, September 5, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 060
  44. AFGHANISTAN: Factbox: Some Issues in Afghanistan's Parliamentary Election

    Afghans go to the polls on September 18 to elect a total of 249 members to the country's lower house of parliament, o

    Friday, September 3, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 030
  45. AFGHANISTAN: Clinton Urges Female Role in Afghan Vote

    Intimidation of candidates for the upcoming vote for the lower house of parliament in Afghanistan undermines reconcil

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 007
  46. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Candidate's Campaign Workers Abducted

    Ten campaign workers for a female parliamentary candidate in western Afghanistan were abducted by gunmen Thursday and

    Monday, August 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 953
  47. AFGHANISTAN: Away from Tyranny, Afghan Women Dream of Freedom

    The small classroom is abuzz with conversations in Persian.

    Monday, August 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 954
  48. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women 'Depend' on Foreign Troops

    Pulling Western troops out of Afghanistan will condemn mothers and children to suffer, a leading Afghan women's advoc

    Monday, August 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 955
  49. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Woman Defies Repression

    In few countries do women face as many challenges as they do in Afghanistan—a country which not only holds the

    Saturday, August 28, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 917
  50. AFGHANISTAN: New Center Increases Opportunities for Afghan Female Journalists

    While the use of Afghanistan and journalism in one word usually evokes negative images such as abducted reporters and

    Thursday, August 26, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 935

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