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Dec 19 2014 2:27PM
A month of promises and plans for Afghan women. Will they deliver?

The last few months have been exceptionally busy for our women’s rights in Afghanistan campaign. There have been conferences, symposiums and meetings aplenty, all aiming to welcome the new Afghan Government and to set a positive tone...

Sep 3 2014 2:13PM
'Talk to me, not about me': Afghan women left out in the cold by NATO

This week world leaders converge upon Newport for the NATO summit. There’s a crowded agenda and Afghanistan is no longer at the front of people’s minds, but this is a key moment for the country. NATO states will debate the training and...

Aug 15 2014 12:39PM
Meet Parween: attacked because she dares to teach girls

Last year, with the help of a headteacher in North London, we shared the powerful and upsetting story of Parween – targeted just for doing her job. It was a story we knew everyone should hear, but we weren’t able to arrange for Parween...

Apr 4 2014 12:53PM
Deliberate attacks designed to strike fear. Will Afghan women dare to vote?

On Saturday Afghans will go to the polls for a historic election. If the elections manage to take place as planned then this will be the first democratic handover of power ever to happen in Afghanistan. The country’s history has been...