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Women's rights


Afghanistan has introduced legislation banning the harassment of women and children. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
2017 Women's Day
8 Mar 17
Opinion divided over legislation that will outlaw such abuse for the first time.
Journalists working for Umma, Kyrgyzstan’s only Muslim affairs magazine. (Photo courtesy of UMMA magazine)
2017 Women's Day
8 Mar 17
Women may wear hijab, but they refuse to be pigeonholed.
The standard penalty for a serious crime is for the offender’s family to part with a girl, who is given to the victim’s family. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
17 Jan 17
Campaigners hail progress in efforts to end ancient practice.
An Afghan woman tries to keep warm while waiting in line for food distribution aimed at widows in Kabul. (Photo: Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
16 Jan 17
Penal code allows men to claim extenuating circumstances in cases of so-called honour killings.
Afghan women wait in line to be treated at a health clinic in Kalakan, Afghanistan. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
11 Jan 17
Campaigners say that women are routinely victimised and subjected to traumatic and invasive tests.
23 Nov 16
Lukewarm response to Afghan leader’s statement of support for gender equality.
Statistics show an increase in violence against women. (Photo: Eric Kanalstein/UNAMA)
14 Nov 16
People with powerful connections find it easy to avoid prosecution.
A woman from Tivi village praying. (Photo: Aida Mirmaksumova)
4 Nov 16
Authorities say they were unaware that minority group was carrying out the procedure.
Afghan women and girls can be penalised for running away from home. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
22 Sep 16
Forced marriage and domestic violence are fuelling the phenomenon.
Capital of Ghor - one of Afghanistan’s most underdeveloped provinces. (Photo: Hassan Hakimi)
5 Jul 16
Activists speak out about practice in which brides are exchanged for livestock.