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La Prensa Latina
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Female politicians call for women’s rights in 1st conference under Taliban
Kabul, Sep 19 (EFE).- Female politicians in Afghanistan on Sunday held their first press conference under the new Taliban regime, where they called for the restoration of women’s rights to education and work. The conference, attended by 150 women,...
UN Women Statement
Thursday, September 02, 2021
Pramila Patten, Executive Director a.i of UN Women, calls on the Taliban leadership to include women in the upcoming governance entity
"I take note of the public commitments made by the Taliban’s spokesperson to uphold women’s rights “within the framework of Islam”, including women’s right to work, to pursue higher education and to have an active role in society, as well as the...
Scott Peterson/Getty Images, Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images, Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images
Thursday, September 02, 2021
These female Afghan politicians are risking everything for their homeland
The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, but there are still forces of opposition attempting to maintain human rights in the country. Many Afghan political leaders, including former president Ashraf Ghani, fled the country, but several female...
Zalmay Khalilzad, special envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, talks with U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), before the start of a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2021. Susan Walsh/Pool via REUTERS
Thursday, April 29, 2021
U.S. Afghan envoy pledges to press for women's involvement in peace talks
The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Tuesday that President Joe Biden's administration would press for "meaningful participation" for women and minorities in ongoing peace talks. As Biden prepares to withdraw U.S. forces...
Habiba Sarabi was the only woman in the government’s 12-strong team at talks in Moscow on Thursday. The Taliban delegation had none. Photograph: Massoud Hossaini/AP
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Afghan peace summit includes just one female delegate
A three-day conference aimed at breathing life into Afghanistan’s stalled peace process has been launched in Moscow, but Afghan human rights activists have raised the alarm that the delegates included just one woman. Habiba Sarabi, an activist and...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Votes for women? Not without facial recognition technology in Afghanistan
The first female founder of an Afghan political party has urged the country to rethink the use of facial recognition technology in elections amid concerns it stopped large numbers of women from voting this year. Authorities photographed all voters...
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Blood and hope: Women in Afghanistan elections
September elections in Afghanistan were expected to produce the country’s democratic transfer of power and a moral sign of social progress, however, it saw a record low turnout. With a handful of women running for provincial seats, Afghanistan...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Advancing women’s meaningful participation in peace to resolve conflict and build peace in Afghanistan
The Permanent Missions of Afghanistan, Germany, and Sweden to the United Nations, UN Women, and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security cordially invite you to the UNGA 74 side event "Advancing Women's Meaningful Participation in...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
A sustainable peace in Afghanistan needs women at the center
By Jamila Afghani, President of WILPF Afghanistan, After 18 years of United States and its NATO allies in Afghanistan, the country is at a historical crossroads with a peace process that continues to substantially exclude women, and an electoral...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Inclusive peace in Afghanistan means ‘women at the centre’ urges UN deputy chief in Kabul
The UN deputy chief issued an impassioned plea on Sunday for Afghans to reconcile with the past and put “women at the centre” of all efforts to forge a durable peace, and a truly inclusive political process where women’s voices are truly heard....
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in elections in Afghanistan: An IFES assessment
On October 20, 2018, Afghanistan held its long-delayed national parliamentary (Wolesi Jirga) elections. Overall, the election demonstrated how combined factors of insecurity and political instability, widespread impunity for and high rates of...
Friday, May 03, 2019
Afghan women demand seat at peace talks but face resistance
HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — For four hours, Khadeja begged her in-laws to take her to the hospital. The skin on her face and neck was peeling. The pain was excruciating. Her husband had thrown a pot of scalding water on her face and upper body. Her...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Afghan women 'too emotional' for leadership and have enough rights, domestic survey claims
Afghan men strongly oppose giving women more freedom — two in three think they have too much already — and young men are even more reluctant than their elders, according to a new survey released this week. Key points: Out of 2,000 respondents, two-...
Friday, December 07, 2018
First Afghan woman appointed to high Interior Ministry post
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan has appointed its first woman to a senior post at the Interior Ministry, naming Hosna Jalil as deputy for policy and strategic affairs. Following her appointment ceremony on Wednesday, Jalil said she relished...
Monday, November 12, 2018
In the words of Justice Anisa Rasooli: “Not all women in Afghanistan are women in blue burqas begging…we can be the best engineers, doctors, judges, teachers”
Justice Anisa Rasooli was recently appointed as the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Afghanistan. She has been a powerful advocate for bringing more women into judicial positions, including as a leader of the Afghan Women Judges...
Monday, November 05, 2018
In the words of Halima Askari: “Our victory is our unity”
Halima Askari became the first woman head of the Provincial Council in Afghanistan’s conservative Wardak province in 2017. She is part of a new generation of women leaders who, little by little, are pushing for the transformation of governance. She...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
In the words of Nabila Musleh: “Women and men must benefit equally from government funding, instead of one benefitting at the cost of the other”
Nabila Musleh, Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs, has worked to promote gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights in Afghanistan for more than 10 years. From 11-16 August, Ms. Musleh joined 32 other senior government...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Women’s political and economic empowerment the focus of UN-backed radio programme
Women’s participation in development planning and political processes is crucial for advancing Afghanistan toward a more stable and prosperous country, said panellists during a UN-backed radio programme in the central highlands province of Bamyan....

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