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Afghanistan: Afghan women's rights activist receives 2007 International Service award
Najia Haneefi is the 2007 winner of the coveted International Service award for women's human rights, awarded at a ceremony on 5 Dec. at the House of Commons, London.
Afghanistan: Afghan parliamentarians: "Women prisoners are raped in a Kabul prison"
The findings of parliament delegation suggest that prison officials first give medicines to prisoners to stupefy them and then sexually assault them.
Afghanistan: Rights & Democracy announces new four year commitment to women’s rights in Afghanistan
Rights & Democracy announced a new four-year, $5-million project in support of Afghan-led efforts to put the rights of women and girls into practical use throughout the country.
Afghanistan: Activists say NATO provincial reconstruction teams need a gender policy
"Furthermore, says AWN, investing in women builds security, and projects that fail to engage women are unlikely to succeed. In one case, women did not use a PRT-funded road because it led to a government center rather than clinics or schools."
Afghanistan: Women reluctant to seek marital redress through the courts
"The number of women who dare to file for divorce and separation is very limited, and restricted only to Kabul and a few major cities," said Fawzia Siddiqui, a member of parliament.
Afghanistan: Women in Herat are hungry for education
Women in the western city of Herat are flocking to literacy classes, which are transforming their lives.
Afghanistan: "One Month in Afghanistan: A Step Backwards for Women in Afghanistan"
A statement from the Afghan Women’s Network on women's immediate security concerns.
Afghanistan: Women of Afghanistan hold public prayer for peace on Mother's Day
Thursday was Mother's Day in Afghanistan, and from house to house went the call for women to gather in what some say is the first such public prayer event by women in Kandahar.
Afghanistan: Two female journalists murdered by extremists this week in Afghanistan
The murder of two female journalists in Afghanistan in the space of a week has brought home the risks that newswomen face in a country where women are not expected to ask questions.
Afghanistan: Une bonne parlementaire doit savoir se taire
La députée afghane Malalai Joya a été suspendue, lundi, pour avoir jugé l’Assemblée «pire qu’une étable».
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