Afghanistan Parliament Blocks Anti-Violence Against Women Law

The Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women, a 2009 mandate approved by President Hamid Karzai's decree that aims to protect women's rights — specifically, one that bans child marriage and the practice of "baad," selling and buying women to settle disputes — was shot down in Afghani Parliament today. » 5/18/13 4:30pm 5/18/13 4:30pm

Afghan Women Would Rather Not Give Up Their Human Rights

Women in Afghanistan marched in Kabul on Saturday, continuing popular resistance to what many Western critics of President Hamid Karzai's new power-sharing deal between the government and the Taliban fear is a growing trend of violence and discrimination against women. Activists were outraged last month after Karzai… » 4/14/12 6:00pm 4/14/12 6:00pm