Women | Institute for War and Peace Reporting




A former drug addict at the Sanga Amaj Drug Treatment Center in Kabul. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
12 Jan 17
Experts say a major reason is the influence of a husband or other male authority figure within the family.
Women work on textiles during vocational training in Kabul. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
8 Dec 16
Concerns that schemes designed to help women become economically self-sufficient have been abandoned.
Gender rights activists in Herat province warn that rates of child marriage are on the rise. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
7 Dec 16
Activists warn that public awareness campaigns are having little impact.
21 Nov 16
Steps include increasing female representation and reaching out to civil society.
An Afghan woman weaving a rug. (Photo: Heidi Agostini)
15 Nov 16
Female entrepreneurs argue they could achieve much more with extra governmental assistance.
14 Nov 16
Female workers have little access to public sector jobs in northeast province.
Child marriage remains rampant in the north of Afghanistan. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
7 Nov 16
Tribal elders say that most girls are married off before the age of 14.
IWPR interviewed dozens of women about their experiences of domestic abuse. (Photo: Eric Kanalstein/UNAMA)
7 Nov 16
Suspects exploit disorder to escape to insurgent-controlled areas to evade justice.
Afghan women in Bagh-e-Babur, Kabul (Photo: Ninara/Wikimedia)
20 Oct 16
Dedicated green space will provide opportunities to relax, socialise and run small businesses.
14 Oct 16
Female interest in driving is steadily increasing, despite prejudice and opposition.