Afghanistan: Rights Setbacks Fan Future Fears

Siam Zamir News

Donors Should Sustain Support for Women, Demand Next President Backs Rights (Kabul) – Afghanistan’s human rights situation regressed in key areas in 2013, increasing uncertainty about the country’s future, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2014. Government policies on human rights were negatively affected by the end-2014 deadline for the withdrawal of international combat forces and the … Read More
Kabul streets

EU-Afghanistan: Mission accomplished, women abandoned?

Siam Zamir News

UK Prime Minister David Cameron may feel that his country’s Afghanistan mission is “accomplished,” but Afghan women paint a much bleaker picture. Despite 12 years of armed conflict, investment and capacity-building by foreign governments in Afghanistan, including by European Union governments and the EU itself, women’s rights remain in peril. Violence against women and forced marriage are rife, while high-profile … Read More