Women's Rights

2018-02-05

Afghan women boost presence in politics, security agencies

For example, 67 of the 249 members of the Wolesi Jirga are women, and currently 3,400 women are serving in the armed forces, a number that is expected to grow to 10,000 in next ten years.

2018-02-05

Afghan women boost presence in politics, security agencies

For example, 67 of the 249 members of the Wolesi Jirga are women, and currently 3,400 women are serving in the armed forces, a number that is expected to grow to 10,000 in next ten years.

2017-08-02

Faryab women get dedicated fitness centre

A local couple opened the gym, specifically designed for women, after consultations with local elders and officials.

2017-08-02

Faryab women get dedicated fitness centre

A local couple opened the gym, specifically designed for women, after consultations with local elders and officials.

2017-07-27

Afghanistan's Zan TV provides platform for women

A new media outlet dedicated solely to women's issues is defying years of Taliban oppression and violence against journalists.

2017-07-27

Afghanistan's Zan TV provides platform for women

A new media outlet dedicated solely to women's issues is defying years of Taliban oppression and violence against journalists.

2017-06-14

Women's shelters provide relief to abuse victims in Afghanistan

Thirty shelters have been established across 13 Afghan provinces since 2001.

2017-06-14

Women's shelters provide relief to abuse victims in Afghanistan

Thirty shelters have been established across 13 Afghan provinces since 2001.

2017-04-06

Moviegoers welcome family-friendly cinema in Kabul

Galaxy Family Cinema makes movie-going possible for families and unaccompanied women for the first time in Afghanistan.

2017-04-06

Moviegoers welcome family-friendly cinema in Kabul

Galaxy Family Cinema makes movie-going possible for families and unaccompanied women for the first time in Afghanistan.

2017-03-22

Iraqi women activists rebuild their country

The Iraqi Women Network has been working to help communities affected by 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' violence to move forward.

2017-03-22

Iraqi women activists rebuild their country

The Iraqi Women Network has been working to help communities affected by 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' violence to move forward.

2017-03-22

Syrian mothers tell of resilience amid conflict

On the eve of Mother's Day, Al-Mashareq spoke to three women who are demonstrating resilience amid adversity in very different ways.

2017-03-22

Syrian mothers tell of resilience amid conflict

On the eve of Mother's Day, Al-Mashareq spoke to three women who are demonstrating resilience amid adversity in very different ways.

2017-01-20

Afghanistan's 1st female orchestra performs in Davos

Zohra, an ensemble of 35 young musicians aged 13 to 20, is giving young Afghan women the chance for a different life.

2017-01-20

Afghanistan's 1st female orchestra performs in Davos

Zohra, an ensemble of 35 young musicians aged 13 to 20, is giving young Afghan women the chance for a different life.

2017-01-03

Honey business allows Afghan women more freedom, respect

Beekeeping is flourishing in Bamiyan Province, giving women the chance to support their families.

2017-01-03

Honey business allows Afghan women more freedom, respect

Beekeeping is flourishing in Bamiyan Province, giving women the chance to support their families.

2016-08-19

Afghans welcome 1st female prosecutor in Ghor

"I want to work for Afghan women," Nagina Ghori told Salaam Times.

2016-08-19

Afghans welcome 1st female prosecutor in Ghor

"I want to work for Afghan women," Nagina Ghori told Salaam Times.