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Afghan Womens Rights

Afghanistan's Kangaroo Court Reverses Killers' Sentences

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 07.03.2016 | World
Abdullah Sharif

An appeal court in Kabul, Afghanistan reversed the death sentences of the killers of Farkhunda, a young woman who was murdered by a mob in plain daylight in downtown Kabul.

Can Disaster Be Averted for the Women of Afghanistan?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Ida Lichter, M.D.

There is a potential catastrophe looming when foreign troops leave Afghanistan, as the central government could well sacrifice women and girls in future negotiations with the Taliban.

Afghanistan in Flux: Impact on Women's Rights?

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Given this stunning data on the Afghan economy, it makes no sense at all to preclude women -- half the population -- from entering the lackluster local economy.

WATCH: Air Force Captains Do Something Beautiful To Help Afghan Women

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact

A group of big-hearted Air Force captains aren't just serving others through military service; they are reaching new heights in helping others with a ...

UN: Afghan Women's Rights At Risk In Peace Process

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact

* U.N. body warns of possible set-back to women's rights * Calls for women to have meaningful role in peace talks * Incr...

WATCH: Powerful Afghan Show Lets Muslim Women Speak Against Abuse

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new Afghan television program is hoping to provide a forum for local women to speak out against widespread abuse, rape and other issues, CNN is repo...

Afghan Midwives Step Up To Fight One Of World's Worst Maternal Mortality Rates

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The war in Afghanistan may no longer be forgotten but the true victims always are. Women and children in the landlocked Asian country have continuous...