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Monday, September 02, 2013
Shot Afghan female senator to return to politics
In Afghanistan, a female politician who escaped an assassination attempt in the south of the country says she fully intends to return to work. Senator Rooh Gul Khirzard, speaking from her hospital bed where she has been recovering from multiple...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Shortage of female security forces could keep Afghan women from vote
Women across Afghanistan risk being unable to vote in next year's presidential elections because of a severe shortage of women in the security forces, the country's election monitor said on Wednesday. Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Every Effort Needed to Protect Afghan Women MPs
Afghan authorities must make every effort possible to ensure the release and safe return of abducted Afghan woman MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar and to provide greater protection for all women parliamentarians in the country, says the Inter-Parliamentary...
Monday, August 12, 2013
Women's Rights Should Not Be Used As A Political Tool: CPPW, Afghanistan
The Committee on Political Participation of Women (CPPW) urged political parties not to take advantage of the role of women in the 2014 election by using them as a tool to gain political mileage. The CPPW said that the need for sincerity in working...
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Afghanistan's pioneering female MP seeks asylum as progress for women unravels
Noor Zia Atmar, a young activist and then one of the country’s first woman MPs, travelled the world with her colleagues to show that things were changing. That was three years ago. Now, she lives in a shelter for battered women, the victim of an...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Women’s Rights at Risk in Afghan Peace Process
Since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the rights of Afghan have progressed: Women are in school, the workplace and government. But those advances could well be jeopardized in coming months, according to a new report by the United Nations Committee...
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Trailblazing Afghan Female MP Forced To Take Shelter
Noorzia Atmar is the human face of women's rights in Afghanistan, her unbridled and open enthusiasm now bruised and sheltered from the public eye. Today her voice has been muted, and her existence in a home for battered women epitomizes the rapid...