Category archives for: Women Rights

Hundreds of women activists in Dai Kundi urge UN to support their call for justice

8 March 2011 – Hundreds of women carrying banners with “We Want Justice” written in Dari today urged provincial officials to make life better for women in Dai Kundi, where the United Nations body leading the global effort to empower women is due to open its first provincial office later this month. Dai Kundi women […]

Woman stoned to death in north Afghanistan

Quentin Sommerville | BBC News | January 27, 2011 A boulder is then thrown at her head, her burka is soaked in blood, and she collapses inside the hole The men who stoned a couple to death in north Afghanistan will be brought to justice, say officials, after footage of the killings came to light. […]

Who benefits from Taliban revisionism?

The Afghan government is trying to whitewash the Taliban’s image by claiming it no longer opposes education for girls. Rachel Reid | guardian.co.uk | Friday 21 January 2011 Farooq Wardak, the Afghan education minister and a key ally of President Hamid Karzai, claims that the Taliban leadership no longer opposes education for girls. The question […]

Afghan Runaways Flee Forced Marriages

Women often jailed for trying to escape coercive arranged matches. By Bahman Boman – Afghanistan ARR Issue 381, 26 Nov 10 In Afghanistan, where most women do not get to choose their own husbands, 18-year-old Zaiba felt she had little choice but to run away from home when she fell in love. When Zaiba and […]

Samar May Win Nobel Prize for Advocacy of Afghan Women’s Rights

Dr. Sima Samar

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) — Human rights advocate Sima Samar may become the first person from Afghanistan to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote women’s health and education, according to the International Peace Research Institute. Samar, 53, is the “top pick,” said Kristian Berg Harpviken, head of the Oslo-based institute, which ranks […]

Shocking Video of Woman Being Stoned To Death by Taliban

The video was shot recently in Upper Orakzai in Northwest Pakistan by the Taliban itself.

The Vote Comes to Afghanistan’s Peaceful Heartland

At the polls in Bamiyan, the anti-Taliban province that’s seeing a resurgence of female participation. BY E. BENJAMIN SKINNER AMIYAN, AFGHANISTAN — On the day before Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, Razia Hussaini, 30, one of six female candidates from Bamiyan province, was making a valiant effort to be polite to an American journalist and election observer. […]

Afghan Rights Body Concerned By Plan To Talk To Insurgents

September 08, 2010: The head of Afghanistan’s independent Human Rights Commission says that any peace talks with Islamic insurgents must be held in a way that does not “undermine human rights and justice” under the “pretext of peace efforts,” RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan reports. Commission chairman Sima Samar told RFE/RL on September 7 that any […]

Away from tyranny, Afghan women dream of freedom

Aarzoo Hussain has just one dream – of going back home one day. ‘I would like to go back home one day… but only if the situation improves.’ New Delhi, Aug 29 – The small classroom is abuzz with conversations in Persian. But it ends as soon as a young woman in salwar-kameez enters and […]

Setback for Women’s Rights in Afghanistan?

Katie Couric, The Road Ahead – If Taliban Returns to Power, it Will Also Mean a Return to Harsh Islamic Law (CBS), The prospect of bringing the Taliban to the bargaining table is raising fears that the rights of girls and women in Afghanistan will be sacrificed. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was in […]

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities
Report on the Case of Conflict between Kochies and the Local People (Hazara) In Behsood (Hessa-e-Awal, Hessa-e-Dowm) and Diamirdad districts of Maidan Wardak province
Massacres of Hazaras in Afghanistan

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