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 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 […]

[Pakistan] Iron ladies: Celebrating women of substance

[Pakistan] Iron ladies: Celebrating women of substance

Express Tribune – Monday, 17 March 2014 (originally published 10 Mar) ISLAMABAD: As women carve out a place within a terrain long inured to men, there are leaps to celebrate and bounds yet made. In marking International Women’s Day, the Nomad Art Gallery paid tribute to six women whose resolve, intellect and courage has shaped […]

In Afghanistan divorce is always the woman's fault

In Afghanistan divorce is always the woman's fault

Spogmay Waziri Kakar – WNN Improve It (WNN) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In Afghan society marriages are supposed to last for life. The divorce rate is low. But when a marriage does fail, it is always the woman’s fault. Statements such as “She should have compromised” or “She should have listened to her husband” […]

Religion is being used in Afghanistan to deny women their rights

Religion is being used in Afghanistan to deny women their rights

Spogmay Waziri Kakar – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/PWV) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Even though the vast majority of Afghanistan’s population professes to be the followers of Islam, women are not given their rights that Islam guarantees them. Mostly, women are mistreated in Afghanistan due to the traditions that undermine the basic human rights of women. […]

AFGHANISTAN: "I call this time ‘the era of awareness’"

AFGHANISTAN: "I call this time ‘the era of awareness’"

Dr. Humaira Qaderi for FIDH – WNN Improve It (WNN/FIDH) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTH ASIA: Dr Humaira Qaderi is a writer and women’s rights activist. She was a teenager during the years of the Taliban, when girls were forbidden from going to school and libraries were closed. Qaderi read whatever she could find and attended underground […]

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