Posts Tagged ‘Shia Family Law’

Afghan Women and Taliban : More Complicated Than Sensationalistic Time Magazine Thinks

The cover of this week’s issue of Time magazine, shows an 18-year-old Afghan girl who had her nose cutoff by the Taliban with a headline that reads “What Happens if We Leave Afghanistan.” Though there is little doubt of the cruelty and barbarism of the Taliban, Time’s cover story leaves much to be desired. First […]

Karzai: End ‘Operations in Afghan Villages’

Though Hamid Karzai’s nine years in office have been hampered by constant allegations of fraud, calls of illegitimacy, and the signing of controversial legislation, the Afghan President is calling for greater government control in all domestic matters in Afghanistan. President Karzai, who feels his government is being undermined by outside intervention stands by his statements […]

Karzai Government Once Again Ignores Women of Afghanistan

As the United Nations and Afghanistan make preparations to negotiate with the Taliban, one group often seen as an after-thought by the Administration of Hamid Karzai once again finds themselves in the periphery: the women of Afghanistan. Hamid Karzai, who had to make it a point to promise more female cabinet members, after his supporters […]

Karzai Promising More Female Cabinet Members

Kabul based CNN correspondent, Atia Abawi, took to her Twitter to send updates from a joint press conference between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme. It will be interesting to see if Hamid Karzai’s announcement of more female Cabinet members to come ever pans out. Karzai’s potential inclusion of more women […]

Amid Security Threats and Lack of Women’s Issues, Afghan Women Largely Stay Away From Voting Booth

The Huffington Post is reporting that overall voter turnout in this year’s Presidential election in Afghanistan dropped a considerable twenty to thirty percent, with an even larger drop among female voters. Women were largely kept away from the voting booth by security threats, lack of education in regards to voting rights, and the fact that […]