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 […]

From secret school to Afghanistan's future

From secret school to Afghanistan's future

Sean Coughlan – BBC News – Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (originally posted 22 Mar) Running your own leadership college at the age of 24 would be pretty impressive by any standards. But Shabana Basij-Rasikh, who set up the women’s college in Kabul in Afghanistan, has been driven by her own daunting early experiences. The young […]

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” […]

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 […]

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