Afghanistan

A draft proposal put forth last week would ban loud music, women and men mingling in public, billiards, and more.
"Enfin pour les réunions publiques, en particulier les mariages, les femmes et hommes doivent être séparés et la musique de faible volume, estime le projet de loi."
Seven years ago, the Taliban would have torn these paintings to pieces. The 93 works show the emotions and images of a war-torn country in which women are still deeply oppressed. They depict war and weaponry, violence, entrapment, hopelessness - and hope.
"Wazhma Frogh, an Afghan, uses her religion to press for women's rights – and development agencies take note."
Afghanistan’s Upper House of Parliament rejected a previous statement released by its president, that supported the young journalist’s death sentence for possessing an article questioning women’s role in Islam.
Report by the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission affirms that women's rights are enshrined in most international human rights treaties to which Afghanistan has joined, and thus the Afghan government has an obligation to observe these rights.
Un tribunal du nord de l’Afghanistan a condamné à mort un journaliste afghan détenu depuis octobre sous l’accusation de “blasphème”, ont annoncé mercredi des sources officielles.
23-year-old Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, reporter of Jahan-e Naw daily paper and a journalism student at Balkh University in northern Afghanistan, was detained three months ago.
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.
The findings of parliament delegation suggest that prison officials first give medicines to prisoners to stupefy them and then sexually assault them.
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