Afghanistan

Power for good?

Amelia Handy watches the recent BBC documentary about Hillary Clinton and argues that having female leadership means little if that leader's policies work to marginalise women on a national and international level ...
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In her words: a teacher’s story

Parween is a headteacher in Afghanistan. She teaches girls. When you hear her story - what has happened to her as a result of this job - you will likely ask yourself: in her place, could I carry on teaching? ...

Support Afghanistan’s human rights heroines

When you read about Afghan women, it's usually as victims. But there's another side to the story. Jawed Nader of the British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG) says Afghan human rights heroines are risking their lives to stand up for their rights - and they need international support ...

#Bonn2, day 2, part 2

In an effort to make sure women's rights were kept clearly on the agenda, Chitra Nagarajan and I crafted and raised the following question during the civil so...

#Bonn2, day 2, part 1

The second day of the civil society conference on Afghanistan in Bonn on Saturday was a packed day. We had an early start as Chitra and I had to collect our m...