UN officials in Afghanistan urge ratification of law to eliminate violence against women

Special Representative for Afghanistan Ján Kubiš. Photo: UNAMA/Tilak Pokharel

Special Representative for Afghanistan Ján Kubiš. Photo: UNAMA/Tilak Pokharel 20 May 2013 – Senior United Nations officials in Afghanistan are today urging the Government to fully implement legislation to protect women from child marriage and other forms of violence, in line with international commitments, after the Afghan Parliament failed to ratify More...

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In Kabul, 2nd Lt. Sourya Saleh, 20, left, and 2nd Lt. Masooma Hussaini are Afghan air force helicopter pilots who were trained in the United States. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times / December 28, 2012)
By Admin On Saturday, December 29th, 2012
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Afghanistan female air force pilots left grounded

The two women in their 20s were trained in the U.S. how to fly military helicopters, but in Afghanistan, they have been ignored and put off by the air force. In Kabul, 2nd Lt. Sourya Saleh, 20, left, and 2nd Lt. More...

Sahar Parniyan, pictured on the set of The Ministry, is in hiding after receiving death threats. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters
By Admin On Thursday, September 6th, 2012
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Kabul attack on female actors leaves survivors facing more punishment

Killing and death threats reveal depth of Afghan societys prejudices against women Sahar Parniyan, pictured on the set of The Ministry, is in hiding after receiving death threats. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters Emma More...

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By Admin On Thursday, July 12th, 2012
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Stop Violence against Afghan Women: EU

KABUL The European Union condemned recent horrific violence against Afghan women and urged the government to protect vulnerable people. The EU Special Representative for Afghanistan Vygaudas Usackas criticized More...

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By Admin On Sunday, June 24th, 2012
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100 Female School Students Poisoned

KABUL As many as 100 female students are believed to have been poisoned in Afghanistans northern Sar-e-Pul province on Saturday, a provincial health official said. Head of Sar-e-Pul Public Health More...

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By Admin On Friday, March 16th, 2012
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Female Taliban?! A group called RAWA

  By: Mohammad Amin Wahidi It is obvious that the role of women as half part of the society is very crucial in any country’s development given that this potential is not mislead in wrong directions that are More...

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By Admin On Monday, March 5th, 2012
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Afghanistan’s Women and War – Sima’s tale

From the Soviet invasion in 1979, to the conflict between NATO forces and the Taliban, Afghanistan has lived in a state of war for over 30 years. In 2011, the Thomson Reuters foundation ranked the country as the More...