Afghan women opt for change through democracy

Afghan women opt for change through democracy

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking Commentary (WNN) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: As the Saturday April 5 final vote count is yet to come in for the presidential election in Afghanistan, the power of Afghan women who carry a wish for a ‘changed and better’ country has already created change in the form of 1.3 million […]

Two foreign women journalists face deadly shooting in Afghanistan

Two foreign women journalists face deadly shooting in Afghanistan

WNN Breaking (WNN) Eastern city of Khost, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTH ASIA: On the approach of the eve of Saturday’s presidential and local provincial elections in Afghanistan on Friday, two foreign women journalists, one fatally killed and another injured severely, were attacked by gunfire. As two experienced and seasoned women journalists Anja Neidrinhaus and Kathy Gannon had […]

Afghan women need inclusion in justice sector jobs, says new IDLO report

Afghan women need inclusion in justice sector jobs, says new IDLO report

WNN Breaking (WNN/IDLO) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Fundamental justice for the women of Afghanistan will only come from increased participation in their country’s justice sector, a report released yesterday by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) shows. Since the fall of the Taliban, the legal profession has opened up to women. But the pace […]

Legal protection of women & girls falls through cracks under Afghan law

Legal protection of women & girls falls through cracks under Afghan law

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: As Afghan women increasingly act to report violence against themselves to security authorities in the region, prosecution and convictions remain low.  A new annual report just released by the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan shows that reports of violence against women inside Afghanistan has risen a […]

Afghan women need protection to reach election polls, says Dr. Sima Simar

Afghan women need protection to reach election polls, says Dr. Sima Simar

Emma Batha for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Afghan authorities should ensure a large number of women take part in next year’s make-or-break elections to prevent female voters from being murdered and to safeguard transparency, Afghan human rights activist Sima Samar said on Tuesday. “If one or two […]

U.K. government puts money in to invest strongly in Afghanistan’s women

U.K. government puts money in to invest strongly in Afghanistan’s women

WNN Breaking (WNN) London, England, U.K., WESTERN EUROPE: Offering new funding that is hoping to increase the involvement of Afghan women in the upcoming elections in Afghanistan, the U.K. is providing $30.11 million (USD) to help boost women’s involvement in Afghanistan’s political process . This funding is also hoping to help provide women local counselors […]

Revised Afghanistan penal code may open door for public stonings

Revised Afghanistan penal code may open door for public stonings

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Afghanistan’s Justice Ministry has proposed reintroducing public stoning for convicted adulterers, possibly restoring a punishment in force during the Taliban’s brutal rule. Human Rights Watch and Afghan officials said Monday the sentence for married adulterers – along with flogging for unmarried offenders – appears in a draft […]

Are politicians using Afghanistan women’s movement for personal gains?

Are politicians using Afghanistan women’s movement for personal gains?

Frud Bezhann for RFE/RL – WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: When Wave of Change, a female-led political movement, was unveiled last week in Afghanistan, it was greeted with applause by women’s rights activists. The movement, led by influential female lawmaker and outspoken rights campaigner Fawzia Koofi, was hailed as an important step in […]

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