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

Women's Rights Are Neither Built Nor Broken On One Law In Afghanistan

Our government is up in arms over the Afghan marital rape law,the Afghan government is promising a review, but the law still has its supporters and Anand Gopal asks what's changed for women there. » 4/14/09 5:00pm 4/14/09 5:00pm

But Doesn't The Bush Administration Care About The Nation's Heroin…

Society has a drug problem, if numbers like these » 7/28/08 10:30am 7/28/08 10:30am are any indication (and they are). I mean, don't get me wrong, drugs are an excellent way for consumers to waste time, but add to that the snitch-killing and the crop dusting and the weapons stockpiling and the car detailing and wiretapping and the condom swallowing…