Afghanistan

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.
Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, has signed a law which "legalises" rape, women's groups and the United Nations warn.
There are indications that some Taliban groups fervently oppose the use of contraceptives and may start using the issue as a pretext to launch further attacks on health centres, experts say.
According to the local officials of Herat province, a 45-year-old woman committed self-immolation due to ‘poverty and mental pressures’.
Afghanistan has one of the highest percentages of female lawmakers in the world but their voices are rarely heard.
« Une alternative démocratique peut être créée » dit la représentante de l’association révolutionnaire des femmes afghanes (RAWA), que nous appellerons Sara, pour des raisons de sécurité.
Project Wonkhai - the NGO's first undertaking - is a girl's school in Wonkhai, a village in Afghanistan's Wardak province.
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