Afghanistan

Afghanistan's government has revised a law that stirred an international outcry because it essentially legalized marital rape.
Regional Stakeholders Meeting, 6-7 July 2009, on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and the Gender Relevance of the Hague Declaration.
Rapists in Afghanistan too often get away with their crime, whilst rape victims lack access to justice and experience stigma and shame, according to a report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
"As an elected representative for Farah, Afghanistan, I add my voice to those condemning the NATO bombing that claimed over 150 civilian lives in my province earlier this month", writes Joya.
Taliban militants blamed after 90 pupils poisoned in third attack on girls' school in three weeks.
Une centaine de jeunes Afghanes ont été hospitalisées mardi à la suite d'une intoxication au gaz dans une école de filles située au nord de Kaboul, la troisième attaque de ce genre en un mois, rapportent les autorités.
The high cost of walwar, or bride price, is preventing many young men and women from getting married.
Statement of Iranian Women’s Movement in Support of Women in Afghanistan Against their New Family Law. Also About 300 Afghan women walked the streets of the capital on Wednesday to demand that Parliament repeal a new law.
Declaration of the Participants of the international conference “Family Law and Women’s Rights in Muslim Countries: Perspective and Lessons Learned”
C'est une loi particulièrement rétrograde pour les droits des femmes, "pire qu'à l'époque des talibans", selon la sénatrice afghane Humeira Namati.
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