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Afghan Womens Rights

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...

Shahla Atta, Frozan Fana: 2 Women Among Those Vying For Afghan Presidency

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — In a country where most women leave home only under the cover of a burqa, Shahla Atta wears bright pink nail polish, highlights her eyes...

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...