Afghan women write to find peace and freedom in Kabul

Afghan women write to find peace and freedom in Kabul

Faiza Elmasry – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN: In the virtual space created by The Afghan Women’s Writing Project ( AWWP), women have the freedom to write about whatever they want and they can receive mentoring by a volunteer team of teachers and authors. Zahra A., who is in her 20s, is excited about telling her […]

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 […]