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Women's rights


Zainab Fayez, the only woman serving as a prosecutor in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar. (Photo courtesy of Z. Fayez)
13 Jan 18
Women face uphill battle to access justice.
24 Nov 17
Locals complain that minimal resources and poor security are excluding female students.
A woman from Idlib countryside carrying a child. (Photo: IWPR)
23 Oct 17
A widow is left with few choices.
A dedicated space for driving lessons. (Photo: Mustafa al-Jalal)
17 Oct 17
Bold initiative challenges conservative prejudices.
A woman with children in Nuristan province, Afghanistan. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
11 Aug 17
In remote Nuristan, ancient tradition decrees that it’s female family members who have to do the heavy lifting.
Female lawmakers in the Afghan parliament. (Photo: Eric Kanalstein/Getty Images)
8 Jun 17
Statistics showing rising numbers of female officials do not tell the whole story.
Bamiyan shelter and safe house cares for battered Afghan women. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
20 Apr 17
The whole concept of such shelters remains controversial in this deeply conservative country.
27 Mar 17
Without officials papers it’s impossible to vote, travel or get medical care.
In Afghanistan, the most common ages for girls to get married are 15 and 16. (Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
22 Mar 17
The consequences of early marriage often ruin girls’ lives.
11 Mar 17
Women say they face unremitting harassment in the public sphere.