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UN Decries 'Slow, Uneven' Use Of Law Protecting Afghan Women

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact

By Dylan Welch KABUL, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Afghanistan is failing to use a law designed to protect women from violence in a country regul...

Extreme Resilience: Finding Hope in Afghanistan

Sophia M. Assani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sophia M. Assani

Though my drive to serve is certainly rooted in my faith, I truly believe that service is a fundamental human value that we all share. I realized early that the world's problems are deep and complex, but I'm committed to finding lasting solutions that help marginalized people feel empowered to thrive.

Redefining First Response

Nancy Aossey | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Nancy Aossey

Thirty years of experience have taught us that far more lives can be saved by training local residents, giving them the resources and tools they need to be their own First Responders before a crisis hits.

Naming the Issue: Women in Afghanistan

Borany Penh | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Borany Penh

Afghanistan has come a long way in improving women and girls' welfare since the fall of the Taliban in 2002. But major work is needed to improve gender equality and safeguard past gains from backsliding.

When Choosers Become Beggars

Margaret A. Hacskaylo | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Margaret A. Hacskaylo

Women in Afghanistan are at greater risk of injury and death than almost anywhere in the world due to domestic violence. Until basic women's rights are guaranteed and not doled out as gifts, that violence will continue and women will be hindered from fully participating in the country's recovery from the past thirty years of war.

Running Into a Dead End

Margaret A. Hacskaylo | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Margaret A. Hacskaylo

On Tuesday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) held a press conference to announce a dramatic increase in the number of women arrested for "morality crimes" in Afghanistan in the last 18 months.

Heroic Normalcy

Margaret A. Hacskaylo | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Margaret A. Hacskaylo

The Halfway House program at Women for Afghan Women in Kabul is exceptional in its ability to serve these women, whose staff comprise more than just your average shelter contingent of counselors, case managers and administrators.

Women's Global Forum Day 2: Women Investing in Women

Elinor Steele | Posted 12.18.2012 | Impact
Elinor Steele

Using various types of media and hands-on activities such as seminars and workshops, new-found female leaders can go one enlighten a larger population of women across the country.

Our Commitment To Afghan Women

Melanne Verveer | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Melanne Verveer

Even as we measure our progress, we know that much remains to be done to ensure that a daughter born in Afghanistan has the same opportunities as a son.

What's Good for Solomon Is Baad for the Afghans

Shayna Zamkanei | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Shayna Zamkanei

When talk of "abandoning" so-called baad victims to their fate becomes a way to legitimize NATO's further involvement in Afghanistan, we should be conscious of the way "saving Afghan women" can become yet another trope for imperialism.

Land of the Unconquerable: A Textured Portrait of Afghan Women

Stephenie Foster | Posted 10.08.2011 | Books
Stephenie Foster

The voices of young Afghans and women reflect the reality of what faces them as a country and the determination to make changes than benefit all Afghans. As we continue to debate our role in Afghanistan, it's those young people that I hear, and this book strengthens their voice.

Amanda Terkel

George W. Bush: Do Not Pull Out Of Afghanistan Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After 10 years in Afghanistan, former President George W. Bush doesn't think it's quite time to pull out of Afghanistan yet. "My con...

International Women's Day - Remembering Afghan Women

Katherine Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Brown

International Women's Day has held special meaning for me ever since 2004, when I celebrated it with women in Kabul. Looking back, 2004 was a far more positive time than today.

Women To The Rescue In Afghanistan

nytimes.com | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- The Marines in a recent "cultural awareness" class scribbled careful notes as the instructor coached them on do's and don'ts...