“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.”
Human rights situation in Afghanistan has lost ground in key areas during first six month of 2014, increasing uncerta
Inclusion of women in society indicates stability, and a stable Afghanistan will lead to greater international securi
Millions of Afghans have cast their votes in a presidential run-off to elect a successor to Hamid Karzai, who has bee
We awoke one morning in Kabul to the sound of not-too-distant explosions, marking the start to the fighting season.
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.
Osama bin Laden, Al-Zarqawi, Mullah Omar: we know these names because they were on a kill list, a targeted roster the
For more than 30 years, Afghans have been living in a state of war and yearn for stability and peace.
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,
Afghanistan has its first female police chief after appointing an officer with 25 years experience to head a district
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
Britain will give £18.5 million to Afghanistan to help more Afghan women take part in the presidential election
In a country where women's' rights are still fiercely contested, Soosan Firooz has added a strong new voice to the de
A searching independent review finds that NATO and its operational partners have made ‘significant progress' in
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
Afghan women's rights advocate Masouda Karokhi was announced as one of the eight winners of the 2013 N-Peace Awards,
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
Women lawmakers, civil society members, media professionals, and government staff have formed a movement to back
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
The United Nation's office in Afghanistan on Thursday highlighted the importance of women's active participation in t
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
A good presidential election will benefit not only Afghanistan's future but also the future of the region, the Indepe
Afghan women continue to face serious threats and injustice despite massive efforts at both a countrywide and int
Doha, Qatar - Far from the glistening glass and burgeoning metal structures that dot the Doha skyline, the Afghan Tal
Saira Shakeeb Sadat wants her district, Khwaja Dukoh, to change.
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
Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p
The Department for International Development (DFID) must do more to improve the lives of women in Afghanistan who con
Afghan women's safety activists say a new partnership with religious leaders can help stop Taliban attacks on girls a
The decade-long war in Afghanistan has been the focus of countless books and exhibitions, but there is one view of th
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
“We do not want to go back on our gains.