Hillary Clinton is urging Afghanistan's supporters to ensure that women are included in negotiations to end the country's long war _ and to never again allow the Taliban to impose “a reign of terror against women and girls.”
Kazakhstan will soon appoint a special representative for Afghanistan, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the 56th Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has announced to reserve a minimum quota of 5 percent for women entrepreneurs in a bid to improve their participation in stabilizing the country's economy, an online local business economic media outlet reported Monday.
The grief of Talib Jan Mangal is insurmountable. His voice quivers with emotion as the 66-year-old Afghan fields calls from around the world. They are all asking after his 26-year-old daughter Mina, who shot dead in broad daylight in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday.
Afghanistan's women are demanding a seat at the table in negotiations over the country's future, determined to prevent the gains they have made since the 2001 fall of the Taliban from being bargained away. But they are meeting resistance.
Women will be included for the first time in the Taliban delegation for talks this month with US officials and Afghan representatives in Qatar on the future of Afghanistan, the movement’s main spokesman has said.
The second USAID Forward Together: Women in Business regional trade fair ended this week in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh Province. The three-day event (March 21-23) coincided with this year’s observance of Nowruz.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project hosted a graduation ceremony to recognize 300 female interns who completed the projects’ year-long internship program. USAID Promote’s internship programs equip qualified Afghan women with the knowledge and experience to join the Afghan civil service.
After former Afghan President Hamid Karzai finished his remarks at the 2019 Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, a voice from the back of the room asked the very question on my mind: “How will you ensure the role of females in this process is one that's actionable?”