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Afghanistan: Battle lines drawn over contraception
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.
Afghanistan: International Women's Day celebrated with self-immolation
According to the local officials of Herat province, a 45-year-old woman committed self-immolation due to ‘poverty and mental pressures’.
Afghanistan: Jihadis silence women's voices
Afghanistan has one of the highest percentages of female lawmakers in the world but their voices are rarely heard.
Afghanistan: Entretien avec une représentante de RAWA
« 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.
Afghanistan: Circle of Women opens girls' school
Project Wonkhai - the NGO's first undertaking - is a girl's school in Wonkhai, a village in Afghanistan's Wardak province.
Afghanistan: Kandahar schoolgirls return to school after November acid attacks
Most of the 1,300 students – some with permanent scars on their cheeks and damaged vision – have returned to school full time.
Afghanistan: Maternal health factors improve but high death rate continues according to UN
Early marriage and lack of access to medical intervention until complications become severe are two factors that have hampered improvement in the situation.
Afghanistan: Girl students and teachers maimed in acid attack
Afghan authorities have arrested 10 Taliban insurgents who threw acid in the faces of schoolgirls in southern Afghanistan, an official said on Tuesday.
Afghanistan: Interview with Afghan woman rights campaigner Malalai Joya
Women's rights defender Malalai Joya has won the "Anna Politkovskaya" award for courage.
Afghanistan: "Women who took on the Taliban – and lost"
Three years ago, Kim Sengupta interviewed five women who wanted to build a new Afghanistan. Today, three are dead and a fourth has fled.
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