Women's rights | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


Women's rights


10 Nov 15
Despite relatively progressive legislation, women still find themselves marginalised.
6 Nov 15
Law passed two years ago yet to translate into societal change.
4 Nov 15
Managers often take advantage of their position of authority.
4 Nov 15
Forced marriage, domestic violence and economic hardship all require more effective action.
28 Oct 15
Failure to implement existing laws means that abusers can act with impunity.
22 Oct 15
Most women in Parwan province are denied medical care during pregnancy and delivery.
Afghan women attend an IWPR debate in Kandahar, September 30, 2015. (Photo: IWPR)
21 Oct 15
Lack of support for those who try to make formal complaints of gender-based violence.
21 Oct 15
Officials hope pioneering scheme will help reduce high maternal mortality rate.
8 Oct 15
Women fleeing domestic violence in Khost currently have to throw themselves on the mercy of police or community elders.
Women's rights discussed in Kabul, August 30, 2015. (Photo: IWPR)
15 Sep 15
Rising divorce rates may indicate that women are increasingly aware of their rights, although the law is restrictive and unevenly applied.