Archives for posts with tag: AfghanWomen

Afghan Policewomen Say Sexual Harassment Rife

Today’s NY Time’s article reinforces Head of UN Women: “Recent cases of targeted killings point to urgent need to guarantee women’s girls’ rights as Government of Afghanistan prepares for full takeover from international forces & moves towards provincial & parliamentary elections.”

Blog Report: CONFRONTING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFGHANISTAN, By Ambassador Mo
Police Taking Action to Combat Violence Against Women and Girls in Afghanistan” is a new initiative launched this week by the UN Office in Afghanistan in coordination with both international & domestic partners. Beneficiaries are women/girls who have been targeted & borne so much of burden during ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan for last 3 plus decades.
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Watch Film Report: BUILDING SCHOOLS IN AFGHANISTAN
Empowering 160,000 Afghan children with 400 computers in 40 schools – Partnership between Film Annex and Citadel’s Roya Mahboob. Their mission is to show people the new face of Afghanistan with current event videos, interviews, and news clips as well as archival material directly from the Afghan Young Development.
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Blog Report: AFGHANISTAN – ANOTHER LOST GENERATION OR REBORN IN AFGHANI EMPOWERMENT IN EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT, By Ambassador Mo
The headlines are not particularly encouraging. The Taliban appear to have adopted a new tactic that is intended to discourage  transformation of the country. They are recruiting assassins to join Afghan security/defense forces & then turn on their American and other “allied” trainers. It has come to be labeled “Green on Blue” attacks. –MORE–
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Blog Report: UN WOMEN’S AFFAIR HEAD MURDERED IN AFGHANISTAN, By Ambassador Mo
Hanifa Safi, Head of the Department of the United NationsWomen’s Affairs in Afghanistan’s Laghman Province. Ms Hanifa was killed by a car bomb this Friday July 13, 2012. The remote controlled IED detonated inside Ms. Hanifa’s vehicle, killing her and injuring her husband, daughter and six other civilians.  –More–
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Blog Report: UN CONDEMNS NATO & TALIBAN ATTACKS THAT KILL CIVILIANS, By Ambassador Mo
At least 4 separate attacks killed 40 civilians, including 10 children, & injured at least 67 others, & UN called for those responsible to be held accountable. UN News Centre cited media reports that identified two Taliban suicide bombings and a NATO airstrike that Afghan officials say killed 18 civilians. –More–
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Blog Report: WILL WOMEN LOSE IN AFGHANISTAN AGAIN? By Ambassador Mo
Women’s/Girl’s rights groups & Afghan civil society have stressed gains made in past decade for millions of Afghan women in securing equal constitutional rights, political participation, & access to health & education must not be compromised in any transition agreements between NATO, intl partners & Afghan Govt. Women/Girls are facing 2 threats in Afghanistan: early marriage & direct assault.  –More–
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