“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.”
Anar Gul, 16, wept as she waited outside the Afghan ministry of women's affairs in Kabul with her parents.
Zahra said a neighbor raped her in her home on Friday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday withheld his signature and instead asked for revisions to a new law that righ
It feels like a slap in the face of humanity: a new Afghan draft law effectively legalising domestic violence against
A new draft law in Afghanistan that would limit testimony in domestic violence cases is drawing international outcry,
Violence against women in Afghanistan reached record levels in 2013, according to the Independent Human Rights Commis
Banned under strict refugee laws from applying for asylum from within her own country's borders, the former member of
Violent crime against women in Afghanistan hit record levels and became increasingly brutal in 2013, the head of the
Only a few months ago following the killing of First Lieutenant Isla Bibi, her female police force replacement Second
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
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
The United Nations today voiced “serious concern” over the deaths of at least 10 Afghan children and a wo
Anisa, a volunteer Afghan health worker, had just left her home and was on her way to work when two armed men on moto
Recently several cases of “Honour Killings” in Afghanistan have been reported by the media and the Afghan
After the publication of an article in The New York Times on Monday about an Afghan man who had agreed to give his 6-
As the shadows lengthened around her family's hut here in one of Kabul's sprawling refugee camps, a slight 6-year-old
Around 700 years ago, Queen Goharshad, wife of a Timouri heir, is said to have inspired a Renaissance in Herat, Afgha
Jan Kubis said that despite the good news of a fall in annual civilian casualties in Afghanistan - the first decline
Afghan women and girls are increasingly victims of violence with a 20 percent increase last year in the number killed
A teenage Afghan rape victim who secured a rare conviction of her attacker has said she was assaulted this month for
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p
Afghan women's safety activists say a new partnership with religious leaders can help stop Taliban attacks on girls a
The news that the Taliban gunned down a schoolgirl last week shocked the world, but not a young woman named Noorjahan
In the latest incident, an 18-year-old identified only as Najibullah was arrested on October 13 in connection with th
Mohammad Ishaq Aloko told TOLOnews that because most women in the remote areas of the country do not have access to o
With a severe limp and no control over her bladder — caused by the blade scraping her spinal cord — the 2
For many girls in Afghanistan, the simple act of walking to school can be a life-threatening journey.
In a grainy video that shocked viewers around the world, a young woman named Najiba shrouded in a gray shawl sits alo
The policeman spoke with calm and assurance as he insisted that he could not have raped the teenage daughter of a loc
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
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.
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
Women's rights have been central to the war in Afghanistan.
Peace is not made with friends, it is made with enemies.
Afghanistan should develop mechanisms to raise awareness about the dangers of human trafficking, support victims and
The news about Afghanistan hasn't been good lately: a recent report from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee baldl