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 […]

Afghan women = Hope for change

Afghan women = Hope for change

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/UNAMA) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: The significance of the elections in Afghanistan cannot be overestimated.   They mark the first time in Afghanistan’s history that power will be handed from one democratically elected government to another.  More importantly, they will determine to what degree the gains of the past decade for […]

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 […]

Why U.S. can’t deliver women’s rights to Afghanistan

Why U.S. can’t deliver women’s rights to Afghanistan

Malou Innocent – CNN – Tuesday 2 March, 2013 Editor’s note: Malou Innocent is a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute and can be followed @malouinnocent. The views expressed are the writer’s own. During his recent unannounced visit to Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with prominent female entrepreneurs and the captain of the […]

Can Afghan women benefit from local or national law strategies?

Can Afghan women benefit from local or national law strategies?

Mark Tran – WNN Justice (WNN/GDN) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, CENTRAL ASIA: Afghanistan’s constitution and domestic laws offer extensive protection to women, yet abuse of Afghan women from domestic violence, sexual harassment and rape to trafficking of women and children and “honour killings” is pervasive. Even where violations of the 2009 law on the elimination of violence […]

Afghanistan woman parliamentarian shares dreams for new nation

Afghanistan woman parliamentarian shares dreams for new nation

Leigh Cuen – WNN Reviews (WNN) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN: 37 year old Fawzia Koofi, Afghanistan’s first female parliamentary speaker, is currently a leading candidate for the country’s 2014 presidential elections. Her recently published memoir “The Favored Daughter,” is reaching a global audience. It has now been sold in 20 different countries and published in English, French, […]