Afghan Women

Even After Ten Years, Afghan Women Still Do Not Have Basic Human Rights

Sara Basharmal | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sara Basharmal

There are many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Afghanistan that are trying their level best to help the women gain back their rights, however, the level of achievement that is being made is slow.

Hacked To Death For Rejecting A Marriage Proposal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

A 15-year-old Afghan girl has died after she was allegedly set upon by two men, who hacked her head part-way off, because she rejected a marriage prop...

Taliban Accused Of Beheading 17 People After Mixed-Sex Dancing

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK

Seventeen people are believed to have been beheaded by the Taliban, after late-night music and dance party for young Afghan men and women. Some 15 ...

Diary from Kabul - The Commoditisation of Women

Martin Middlebrook | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Middlebrook

My westernised nephew said this to his father recently. "Men rule the world dad, but women control men, so really women rule the world". Very smart and intuitive, and quite possibly true in some households. But in Afghanistan women are the missing and beaten half of humanity.

Why Do We Still Need an International Women's Day?

Rosaria Sgueglia | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK
Rosaria Sgueglia

Celebrating the International Women's Day is not out of fashion yet and it won't be for a very long time. We still need an International Women's Day as much as we still need organisations like the Afghan Women's Writing Project and AVERT to remind us why every single year.

Celebrities Call on World Leaders not to Sacrifice Afghan Women's Rights

Shaista Gohir | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Politics
Shaista Gohir

It's great to see that Dame Helen Mirren, Shazia Mirza, and Alesha Dixon are being the voice for women outside of Afghanistan so they can have one ins...