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 […]

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 […]

EVAW Law to protect women & girls in Afghanistan stalled in Parliament

EVAW Law to protect women & girls in Afghanistan stalled in Parliament

WNN Breaking (WNN) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, CENTRAL ASIA: Going in what numerous human rights organizations say is a ‘giant step backwards’, the Lower Afghan Parliament, known as the Wolesi Jirga, has been debating the reversal of a protective law called the EVAW – Elimination Against Violence Women Law. This Law was officially endorsed by Afghan President […]

Afghanistan prison murder points to alleged honor violence

Afghanistan prison murder points to alleged honor violence

Bashir Ahmad Ghazali and Frud Bezhan – WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Samangan, AFGHANISTAN: An Afghan prisoner serving 20 years for murdering his in-laws is now suspected of strangling his young bride during a conjugal visit. Din Mohammad, who is serving his sentence at a prison in the northern Samangan Province, is accused by police of killing his wife when […]

AFGHANISTAN: Accelerated ‘lawlessness’ endangers more Afghan women

AFGHANISTAN: Accelerated ‘lawlessness’ endangers more Afghan women

Heather Barr – WNN Breaking (WNN/HRW) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES: In Afghanistan, this year’s observance of International Human Rights Day, December 10, began with the murder of a rights advocate. An unknown gunman shot and killed Najia Sediqi, acting head of the Afghan government’s Department of Women’s Affairs in the eastern province of Laghman, as […]

Afghan women speak out on abuse from behind mask

Afghan women speak out on abuse from behind mask

TV Show in Afghanistan focuses on abuse Arwa Damon – CNN – Wednesday, 5 January, 2011 (originally published 4 Jan) Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — “I had so many dreams for my life, but when I saw him, they just disappeared.” Saraya spoke softly, her hunched-over body and nervously twisting hands testimony to all she says […]