Dr. Phoebe Donnelly, Researcher and Head of IPI’s Women, Peace and Security Program, moderated a panel discussion on March 1 titled “Priorities for UNAMA’s Next Mandate: Protecting and Promoting the Human Rights and Political Participation of women”. This roundtable, organized by the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands, served to reassessRead More →

For months, Afghan women have defied the Taliban by demonstrating for their rights. The Taliban has cracked down on protests through harassment, force and even kidnapping of activists, rights groups say. Today, the Taliban authorities appear to be using a new tactic to intimidate women’s rights defenders: releasing so-called confessionsRead More →

New Delhi, India, 08/24/2021 © PradeepGaurs / Shutterstock After the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, women’s rights in Afghanistan came under constant attack from the Taliban, and many female activists were captured, tortured, killed and allegedly raped. Unfortunately, the scale of these crimes is unknown due to a lack of comprehensiveRead More →

As India’s liberals and secularists openly support Islamists in Karnataka’s ongoing hijab dispute, a documentary covering the aftermath of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan by Vice News has been released in which a Taliban judge says women cannot become judge under Taliban rule because they have less intelligence and areRead More →

The former head of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, met with women activists in Kabul on Wednesday and discussed their demands for political and social rights. Former HCNR President Abdullah Abdullah met with women activists in Kabul today and discussed their demands for political and socialRead More →

File photo: Afghan women march chanting slogans and holding banners during a women’s rights protest in Kabul on January 16, 2022 (AFP via Getty Images) Hundreds of Afghan women’s rights activists have urged US President Joe Biden to take action against the killing and forced disappearance of Afghan women sinceRead More →

Four female activists in Afghanistan have been released by the country’s “de facto authorities” after going missing weeks ago, the United Nations has announced. Since returning to power in August, the Taliban has suppressed dissent by forcefully dispersing gatherings of women, arresting critics and often beating local journalists covering unauthorizedRead More →

Afghan women’s rights activists on Tuesday submitted demands to Taliban delegates visiting Norway and called for the release of two activists who disappeared last week. They submitted a document including the Afghan women’s demands to the Taliban delegation and representatives of countries attending the meeting on the second day ofRead More →

New Delhi: Afghan women’s rights activists submitted a document to the Taliban delegation visiting Norway demanding their rights. Hoda Khamosh, one of the women’s rights representatives at the meeting, called for the release of two activists who disappeared last week, Tolo News reported. Another Afghan activist, Mahbouba Seraj, who attendedRead More →

Afghan women’s rights representatives at a meeting with the Islamic Emirate’s delegation on Sunday in Oslo called for the reopening of girls’ schools and the inclusion of women in government. The closed-door meeting brought together six women’s rights advocates, seven politicians and a senior journalist along with the 15-member delegationRead More →

Kabul: Since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan in August, they have applied their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam. Although it tried to pass itself off as more moderate, the group imposed a series of restrictions that nullify the freedoms Afghan women have gained through a history of struggle andRead More →

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Women’s rights activists in Kabul, the Afghan capital, insisted on Sunday that they would continue to fight for their right to education, employment and participation in human rights. political and social life in Afghanistan, and said that a recent Taliban decree banning forced marriage was notRead More →

The international community must live up to its long-term commitment to women’s rights in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said, ahead of a new campaign highlighting the achievements of 16 remarkable Afghan women. To mark this year’s 16 Days of Gender-Based Violence Activism, an annual international campaign celebrating women from all partsRead More →

NEW YORK, October 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — International women’s rights organization Equality Now is hosting its Making equality a reality gala on October 12, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. Supporters from around the world can join some of their favorite artists and activists for an evening celebrating InternationalRead More →

Artist and activist Sonita Alizadeh speaks during the ‘Girl, Uninterrupted: Increased Opportunity During Adolescence’ plenary session at the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, United States, September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Afghan rapperRead More →

After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the nation’s women live in constant fear. Under the Taliban, a group of Afghan women activists seeking equal rights and decision-making positions in government demonstrated in Kabul, reported ANI citing a CNN report. A group called the Women’s Political Participation Network took toRead More →

Kabul: A protest led by women’s rights activists in Kabul turned violent after Taliban forces prevented them from marching towards the presidential palace. According to Tolo News, the Taliban prevented the protests from continuing by spraying tear gas. Women in Kabul are staging protests, demanding their rights and representation inRead More →