In Afghanistan's pervasive culture of violence, women and girls are powerless to resist being traded to settle family disputes and debts; rape and abduction; and forced marriages. Violence is widely tolerated by the community.
Equality Now has issued a campaign update and calls on the new court to take a leadership role in promoting and protecting the rights of women in accordance with the Constitution and international human rights standards to which Afghanistan is a party.
Egalité Maintenant a demandé la révocation de tout magistrat qui ne serait pas prêt à faire appliquer les dispositions de la constitution afghane ou des instruments internationaux en matière de droits humains auxquels l'Afghanistan est partie.
Depuis la chute des Talibans, la scolarité a repris pour la majorité des jeunes en Afghanistan.
Women and girls in Afghanistan have been woefully let down and left to face ever increasing levels of violence. This is the central message of a new report produced by WOMANKIND Worldwide.
It is with deep sorrow, and enduring condemnation, that the people of Afghanistan mourn the loss of Mrs. Safia Amajan, assassinated on her way to work on the morning of September 25, 2006.
An open letter to the Afghan authorities and international community from Afghan civil society in response to the assassination of Safia Amajan and increasing violence against women, especially those in public life.
On 5 October, civil society and NGO community gathered to protest the murder of Safia Amajan and demand significant changes in security policy from national and international forces.
Safia Amajan promoted women's education and work - a fairly ordinary job in most places - but in the Afghanistan of a resurgent Taliban it was a dangerous path to follow.
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