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Campaign for Afghan Women & Girls

Recent Resources:

A Way to Go: An Update on Implementation of the Law of Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, December 2013


Afghanistan Civil Society Assessment
USAID, Counterpart International, 2011


Afghanistan Common Humanitarian Action Plan (PDF)
United Nations, 2013


Afghanistan’s Insurgency after the Transition
International Crisis Group, May 2014


Afghanistan: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight (PDF)
US Government Accountability Office, Report to Congressional Committees, February 2013


Afghanistan: Mid-Year Report 2014, Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, July 2013


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013: Afghanistan
United States Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 2013


“I Had to Run Away,” Imprisonment of Women and Girls for ‘Moral Crimes’ in Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch, March 2014


Knowledge on Fire: Attacks on Education in Afghanistan: Risks and Measures for Successful Mitigation
CARE, November 2009


Like a Bird with Broken Wings: Afghan Women Oral History
UN Women, December 2013


Quarterly Report to the United States Congress
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), April 2014


Report on the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan
United Nations Security Council, 2008


Report on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Situation of Human Rights in Afghanistan
United Nations General Assembly, January 2013


Schools as Zones of Peace: The Challenges of Making Afghan Schools Safe for Education
Save the Children, 2013


Situation of Economic and Social Rights in Afghanistan, V
Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, December 2011


The Situation in Afghanistan and its Implications for International Peace and Security
United Nations General Assembly Security Council, June 2013


The “Ten-Dollar Talib” and Women’s Rights: Afghan Women and the Risks of Reintegration and Reconciliation
Human Rights Watch, July 2010


Too Many Missed Opportunities: Human Rights in Afghanistan Under the Karzai Administration
Amnesty International, 2014


UNICEF Afghanistan Situation Report
UNICEF, 2013


“We Have the Promises of the World”--Women’s Rights in Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch, December 2009


Women and Conflict in Afghanistan
International Crisis Group, October 2013


World Report, Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch, 2014

Links to Organizations Involved in Afghanistan’s Reconstruction and Women’s Rights

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
UNAMA was established on March 28, 2002 through United Nations Security Council, UNAMA's mandate includes providing political and strategic advice for the peace process; assisting Afghanistan's government towards implementation of the Afghanistan Compact; promoting human rights; and continuing to manage all UN humanitarian relief, recovery, reconstruction and development activities in coordination with the government.

UNICEF
UNICEF's Afghanistan profile provides news and statistics regarding the lives of Afghan children.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
USAID is an independent agency of the federal government that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States.

Afghan Women's Network
The Afghan Women's Network is a non-partisan network of women and women-led NGOs working to empower women and ensure their equal participation in Afghan society.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Afghanistan
UNFPA is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. The goal of this program is to contribute to enhancing the quality of life of the people in Afghanistan through improved reproductive health, gender equability and women's empowerment.

CARE-Afghanistan
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. The website provides a country profile and CARE's Afghanistan project information.

International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group (ICG) is an independent, non-profit, multinational organization, with over 100 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.

Human Rights Watch's Afghanistan page

 

Books About Afghanistan

Sarah Chayes, The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban, 2007

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, Invisible History: Afghanistan's Untold Story, 2009

Kathy Gannon, I is for Infidel, 2005

Carlotta Gall, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, 2014

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (Fiction), 2005

Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed (Fiction), 2013

Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, 2010

Christina Lamb, The Sewing Circles of Herat: A Personal Voyage Through Afghanistan, 2004

Greg Mortenson, Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2010

Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time, 2007

Nelofer Pazira, A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan, 2005

Ahmed Rashid, Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, 2009

Deborah Rodriguez, Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil, 2007

N.H. Senzai, Shooting Kabul (Young Adult Fiction), 2011

Saira Shah, The Storyteller's Daughter: One Woman’s Return to Her Lost Homeland, 2004

Malala Yousafzai, I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and WAs Shot by the Taliban, 2013