Afghanistan women - updates

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Watchdog slams Afghan 'virginity tests' as sexual abuse

Mar 01, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Human Rights Watch calls on Afghanistan s government to stop degrading and unscientific virginity exams

epaselect epa04722517 An Afghan woman paints during a painting session in Herat, Afghanistan, 27 April 2015. The Afghan government and international community have turned their back on female human rights defenders threatened by mounting violence, Amnesty International said 07 April. It said professionals and activists were not only targeted by the Taliban militants but also by warlords and government officials, and face threats, sexual assault and assassinations. There has been a significant progress in media, health and education sectors, but achievement in other areas such as protecting women and human rights and tackling corruption has been limited. EPA/JALIL REZAYEE

Afghan Taliban 'soften stance' on women's rights: activists

May 09, 2015 - 6:44 PM

Women are brutally consigned to the shadows during the Taliban s 1996 2001 rule in Afghanistan denied basic human rights and not allowed to leave their homes without a male chaperone

WAR’S VICTIMS. In this photograph taken on January 2, 2015 an Afghan internally displaced woman carries her child outside their shelter on the outskirts of Jalalabad, in Nangarhar province. Photo by AFP/Noorullah Shirzada

Afghan law to be revised after pressure on women's rights

Feb 17, 2014 - 10:30 PM

The proposed law will now be amended following criticism and an international campaign for women s rights

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Afghan women take part in a demonstration to protest violence against women in Kabul on February 13, 2014. Photo by Shah Marai/AFP