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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Madeleine K. Albright Grant Luncheon 2015
This year, the Madeleine K. Albright Grant will be awarded to the Worker Women Social Organization (WWSO), a group based in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Every year, the grant is presented to a new or developing grassroots organization that promotes the...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Resident Director for Women's Political Participation Programs: Afghanistan
 The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is seeking to hire a Resident Director for Women’s Political Participation to assist with its electoral support and political development programs in Afghanistan.  The Director will be based in Kabul,...
Najiba Ahmadi
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Najiba Ahmadi: The quiet revolutionary working to end violence against Afghan women
Najiba Ahmadi is quiet and unassuming – mild-mannered even. She is far from your typical revolutionary. Last week, Ms Ahmadi was among the suited government officials gathered in Britain to discuss Afghanistan’s future. For the past five years she...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Report on Implementation of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 2010-14
After fall of Taliban, and as a country in transition, Afghanistan is faced with many political, social, cultural and economic challenges. In the past three decades, the people of Afghanistan, especially women, faced various challenges but despite...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Gender Quota key to enhance political participation of women
Afghan parliamentarian and women’s rights activist, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, has said that the Gender Quota is key to enhance the political participation of women. Ms Naderi made the suggestion during the Gender Equality Review Conference which was...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Afghanistan’s Success Will Be Measured By Women’s Progress
While we were meeting with women journalists in Afghanistan this past May, another group of Afghan women journalists were in Washington, D.C., meeting with congressional staff members. The overlap was coincidental, but both groups of Afghan women...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Afghanistan’s first ever female cabbie meters out election advice
When Afghan taxi driver Sara Bahai has male passengers in her cab, she takes the chance to lobby them on female rights — and she hopes the country’s next president will also listen to her. Bahai has been driving the streets of Mazar-i-Sharif city...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Women Building Peace
This volume looks back at a wealth of women’s peacebuilding practice documented by Accord since 1998. Case studies from Cambodia,  Sierra Leone, northern Uganda, Papua New Guinea–Bougainville, Northern  Ireland, Angola, Sudan, Indonesia–Aceh and ...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Violence against Women in Afghanistan
As shown in this report the recorded statistics on violence against women during the first six months of the current year has reached a shocking number of 4154 cases. This figure indicates an increase of nearly 25 percent compared to the number of...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Afghan women take part in historic elections
Afghan women represented a third of the vote and a historic number of provincial candidates at the weekend's elections. Aid workers say that women are defiant in the progress of democracy and rights, and won't be deterred by violent insurgency. We...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Women Playing an Unusually Public Role in Afghan Elections
The campaign for Saturday's presidential election in Afghanistan is featuring women in a more prominent role than ever before. One front-runner has a female running mate, and another has let his wife address campaign rallies—major departures from...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Afghan Women See Hope in the Ballot Box
Mariam Wardak is one of those young Afghans with her feet in two worlds: At 28, she has spent much of her adult life in Afghanistan, but she grew up in the United States after her family fled there. She vividly remembers the culture shock of visits...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Afghanistan's 69 women legislators reflect changing times, fight for rights
When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in the all-encompassing burqa. While most women in conservative Afghanistan may still wear the burqa, today's Afghan woman has choices she...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Impossible under the Taliban, there are now 69 female MPs in parliament
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, women rarely left their homes. When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in all-encompassing burqas. While most women in conservative...
Monday, March 24, 2014
CHIEF TECHNICAL ADVISOR - UNDP/ICSPA PROJECT
CHIEF TECHNICAL ADVISOR - UNDP/ICSPA PROJECT Location :Kabul, AFGHANISTANApplication Deadline :03-Apr-14Type of Contract :FTA InternationalPost Level :P-5Languages Required :English  Duration of Initial Contract :One year with possibility of...
Monday, March 24, 2014
CHIEF TECHNICAL ADVISOR - UNDP/ICSPA PROJECT
CHIEF TECHNICAL ADVISOR - UNDP/ICSPA PROJECT Location :Kabul, AFGHANISTANApplication Deadline :03-Apr-14Type of Contract :FTA InternationalPost Level :P-5Languages Required :English  Duration of Initial Contract :One year with possibility of...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Afghan Parliament Votes to Silence Victims of Violence
Both houses of the Afghan Parliament have voted to pass an act that would prohibit relatives from testifying against a criminal defendant in a judicial proceeding. If signed by President Hamid Karzai, the proposed change to the Afghan criminal code...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Report from SIGAR: Challenges to Securing Afghan Women’s Gains in a Post-2014 Environment
The situation for women during the Taliban regime contrasted sharply with that observed in earlier periods, particularly the era of the Soviet occupation (1979-89). During the Soviet occupation, Afghan Communist party leaders ran the country and...