Amid challenges Afghan women seek engagement following election

Amid challenges Afghan women seek engagement following election

WNN Breaking (WNN) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: As transition in Afghanistan moves closer to an official announcement on the final vote results from the April 2013 Afghan presidential election that is due out in May, Jan Kubiš, head of the UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA), recognizes the strong impact women in the region have […]

Afghanistan women fear reversals of basic human rights as 2014 gets closer

Afghanistan women fear reversals of basic human rights as 2014 gets closer

Amina Zia Massoud – WNN Inside Perspectives on Afghanistan This important story is an updated version of a previous release by WNN – Women News Network (WNN) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: As 2014 approaches there are worrying signs that Afghan women’s rights will diminish once again. 2014 is expected to usher in the departing NATO, […]

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 […]

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 […]