15 August 2017: Say it out loud

Deprived of her name, a women ceases to exist. She cannot be addressed for who and what she is, a human being in her own right. The only way to speak of her is to link her to a function – a daughter, a wife, a sister, all of a man. Afghan women are...

31 May 2017: The Ways of Change

It was a busy morning in Kabul, Afghanistan, rush hour, a normal day. Then, in the middle of the diplomatic district, a bomb blasted into the tightly packed traffic, killing at least 90 and injuring hundreds. Terror struck once more, and once more the leaders of...

Drug addiction in girls on the rise globally

A female addict and her son at the U.N. funded Nejat drug rehabilitation center in the old quarter of Kabul. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/01/us-afghanistan-women-drugs-idUSBRE83001H20120401 The primary factors that make girls vulnerable to substance abuse...

Women and Power in Crisis

Image from http://eyesonpower.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/fairer-sex.html On Saturday October 13th I attended a debate put together by The Fawcett Society on the subject of “Power in Crisis – what would more women bring to the table?” The panel consisted of Dr....

Education and Empowerment

Photo by Luna Liu Being able to read this piece means that you have had at least access to basic education. You must also have access to a computer which indicates a higher rate of education. Even to be reading an article that deals with the importance of education...

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