Afghan women's rights activists demonstrate against the controversial law for Afghanistan which regulates the personal affairs of minority Shia community, 15 April 2009. The law included discriminatory provisions, including restrictions on women's freedom of movement. The law has since been revised. By AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Women are at the front line in protecting women’s human rights in Afghanistan. They are teachers, doctors, journalists, activists and politicians. Many have been killed... more
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Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people campaigning to protect human rights. This year Amnesty International is campaigning both in Australia and globally to ensure women and girls in Afghanistan are protected, enjoy their full set of human rights, and are empowered and supported in leading changes in their lives.
Afghan returnee girls are able to continue the education they received in the camps in Pakistan.The majority of students in secondary high schools in Kabul province, Afghanistan are refugees. Most have come back from Pakistan in last few years. The city of Kabul is the largest gathering spot for refugees from Pakistan before they begin the journey back to their homes. Photo by UNHCR / Lana Slezic /GlobalAware By AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Women are at the front line in protecting women’s human rights in Afghanistan. They are... more
Women on bus Mazar-e sharif, Afghanistan. Despite the fact that formal legal restrictions have been lifted by the Afghan Transitional Administration, most women and girls do not feel secure to move outside the home. Those who do face harassment in public places, affecting their access to education, health facilities, jobs and leisure. By AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Women are at the frontline in protecting women’s human rights in Afghanistan. They are teachers, doctors, journalists, activists and... more