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 […]

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 […]

Afghan women need protection to reach election polls, says Dr. Sima Simar

Afghan women need protection to reach election polls, says Dr. Sima Simar

Emma Batha for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Afghan authorities should ensure a large number of women take part in next year’s make-or-break elections to prevent female voters from being murdered and to safeguard transparency, Afghan human rights activist Sima Samar said on Tuesday. “If one or two […]

Women Shooting on the Front Lines

Women Shooting on the Front Lines

James Estrin – New York Times – Monday, 04 February 2013 (originally published 28 Jan) Lynsey Addario, a  photographer for The New York Times, has extensively covered the war in Afghanistan, often focusing on female soldiers. She spoke with James Estrin about the Pentagon’s recent lifting of the ban on women in combat. The conversation, […]

Afghanistan: Women Left Behind

Afghanistan: Women Left Behind

Commentary by global peace advocate, Elizabeth Rabia Roberts, co-founder of Boulder Institute of Nature and the Human Spirit This analysis is based on scores of interviews from two trips I have taken to Kabul and on-going communication with women’s organizations in Afghanistan. ____ The realities of every day life for many women in Afghanistan are […]