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 […]

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 […]

AFGHANISTAN: Woman police officer survives violent assassination attempt

AFGHANISTAN: Woman police officer survives violent assassination attempt

WNN Breaking (WNN) Kabul, Afghanistan, SOUTHERN ASIA: Following a concerted push to bring more women into positions as police officers in Afghanistan, another act of violence against top women security officers has occurred in Lashkar Gah, the capital city of the southern Helmand province today (Sunday). Only a few months ago following the killing of […]

Afghan men work to strengthen the fight for women & girls in Afghanistan

Afghan men work to strengthen the fight for women & girls in Afghanistan

Amina Zia Massoud – WNN Features WNN – Women News Network Afghan correspondent Amina Zia Massoud outlines her ‘insider perspective’ covering the negative effects of change that might come to the country if a more ‘Talibanized’ region is part of Afghanistan’s imminent future. How are women’s advocates inside Afghanistan feeling as the time for U.S. […]

Incarcerating Afghan women for ‘moral crimes is unjust says Human Rights Watch

Incarcerating Afghan women for ‘moral crimes is unjust says Human Rights Watch

WNN Justice (WNN/HRW) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTH ASIA: The Afghan government should take urgent steps to halt an alarming increase in women and girls imprisoned for “moral crimes,” Human Rights Watch said on Monday, May 21, 2013.  Commitments by senior government officials to end such abuses have had little practical impact. Statistics from Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry […]

AFGHANISTAN: 74 girl students rushed to hospital after noxious gas poisoning

AFGHANISTAN: 74 girl students rushed to hospital after noxious gas poisoning

Dylan Welch – WNN Breaking (WNN/AN) Taluqan, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: As many as 74 schoolgirls in Afghanistan’s far north fell sick after smelling gas and were being examined for possible poisoning, local officials said on Sunday, April 21, 2013. While instances of poisoning are sometimes later found to be false alarms, there have been numerous […]

Husband, 60, Wife, 8

Husband, 60, Wife, 8

Rebecca Murray – IPS – Tuesday, 03 January 2012 (originally published 29 Dec) KABUL, Dec 29, 2011 (IPS) – Activists voice concern that Afghan women’s rights continue to be marginalised, and nowhere is gender inequality more starkly illustrated than in the country’s flawed justice system. Yasmin’s case is one. Although the legal age for female […]

Amid controversy EU delays film release on Afghanistan women’s prison

Amid controversy EU delays film release on Afghanistan women’s prison

WNN Breaking (WNN) EUROPE: In a continuing controversy surrounding a film partially produced by the EU on Afghan women and the system of women’s prisons in Afghanistan, Development Pictures has stated, “We are contractually obligated not to speak publicly about the film or the dispute with the EU.” The film commission by the European Union […]