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11/25/2015 - Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women. First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity....

11/24/2015 - Rising Support for Women's Education in Afghanistan
A survey of the Afghan people by the Asia Foundation for 2015 found that 74% of Afghans support women's access to higher education....

11/18/2015 - UN Reports Major Decrease In Maternal Mortality Worldwide
A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division reveals a 44 percent drop in maternal mortality worldwide since 1990, highlighting the successful efforts of the many international agencies to reduce the number of pregnancy-related deaths among women globally. According to data compiled in Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2015, maternal deaths around the world dipped from some 532,000 in 1990 to about 303,000 in 2015, cutting the number of women's pregnancy-related deaths nearly in half over a quarter century....

11/17/2015 - Tabassom's Revolution: One Step Closer to the 21st Century
By: Gaisu Yari, Former FMF Afghan Scholar Walking on a rainy day on Kabul's streets is harder than climbing a mountain in the winter....

11/13/2015 - Afghans Protest Nationwide Over Beheadings by ISIS
Thousands of Afghans took to the streets in Kabul on Wednesday after seven people from the Hazara ethnic group were beheaded by ISIS....

11/11/2015 - Taliban Stones to Death 19 Year Old Afghan Woman
Recently, a 19 year old Afghan woman was stoned to death after she was accused of adultery....

11/9/2015 - Taliban Takeover of Kunduz Hurt Women and the Media
By: Payk Investigative Journalism Center At the end of September, the Taliban took control of the city of Kunduz....

10/29/2015 - Afghan Woman Runs in Country's First Marathon
Afghanistan hosted an international marathon this month- the first marathon ever to be held in the country....

10/28/2015 - Deadly Earthquake in Afghanistan Kills Hundreds, Including 12 School Girls
Monday's destructive earthquake in Afghanistan has left over 340 people dead in the northeastern provinces of Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan....

10/15/2015 - FMF: Obama Made Tough But Necessary Decision to Maintain U.S. Troops in Afghanistan
The Feminist Majority Foundation supports President Obama's decision to delay the drawdown of U.S....

10/5/2015 - FMF President Eleanor Smeal Inducted into National Women's Hall of Fame
This weekend Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in historic Seneca Falls, New York. The National Women's Hall of Fame, which is located in the heart of the US Women's Movement in Seneca Falls, recognized Smeal and nine other women for their achievements....

9/28/2015 - World Leaders Commit to Ending Gender Discrimination at UN Summit
This weekend, on the 20th anniversary of the fourth world conference on women in Beijing, leaders from around the globe met in New York City to discuss concrete and measurable plans for eliminating discrimination against women. The plans were announced and reviewed by over 80 world leaders over the weekend at the "Global Leaders" Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: A Commitment to Action," summit co-hosted by the UN and China....

8/31/2015 - Afghan Women Awarded for Women's Rights Advocacy
Ten Afghan women activists were awarded a prestigious prize and honor last week for their courageous fight for women's rights....

8/21/2015 - Two Women Graduate from Army Ranger School, Making History
Two women are making military history this week as the first women to graduate from Army Ranger School. Capt....

7/8/2015 - President Assures There Will Be Justice for Farkhunda in Afghanistan Following Outcry by Women's Rights Leaders
Leaders were outraged last week when the Appeals Court of Afghanistan reversed the death penalties issued in the murder case of Farkhunda, who was killed by an angry mob in March. The Kabul Primary Court sentenced four men to death and eight to 16 years in prison who were charged with the murder of Farkhunda in May....

6/4/2015 - President Ghani Confirms: Four Women Ambassadors to be Appointed in Afghanistan
Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, announced that at least four women will be appointed as foreign diplomats, as well as made other promises for appointments of female government officials at varying levels of Afghanistan's government. Last week, the Office of the President of Afghanistan tweeted that "at least four women ambassadors will be appointed to represent Afghanistan as top diplomats abroad." The Office also released a promise to appoint one woman as a member of the High Council of the Supreme Court of Afghanistan. Earlier this year, in another attempt to increase the participation of women in the political arena, four women were successfully selected as ministers in the cabinet....

5/11/2015 - Afghan Girls Win Gold at International Science Competition
Three schoolgirls from Afghanistan won gold in biology at an international science competition hosted in Kenya last week. 300 students competed from 27 countries in a science competition in Kenya, where three girls from a school in Afghanistan took home the gold in biology....

5/6/2015 - Four Sentenced to Death, Eight to Prison for Brutal Murder of Afghan Woman
The verdict for the 49 men charged with the murder of 27-year- old Farkhunda came yesterday, following a highly publicized and televised week-long trial and public outrage for violence against women in Afghanistan. Farkhunda, who was an Islamic law student, accused a local Mullah of acting inappropriately....

4/20/2015 - Four Women Were Just Approved to Join the Cabinet of Afghanistan's Unity Government
President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah of Afghanistan held their promise to appoint four women in the new cabinet, and the nation's lower house of Parliament approved them along with the rest of the 16 cabinet nominees introduced by the Afghan government on Saturday. Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, speaker for the lower house of parliament, confirmed on Saturday that there are four women among that the 25 member Cabinet of President Ashraf Ghani....

4/14/2015 - Afghan Woman Awarded International Women of Courage Award
Niloofar Rahmani, the first woman to serve in the Afghan military since the fall of the Taliban, was honored by the US State Department with the International Women of Courage Award last month. Rahmani was one of ten women recognized by the State Department for this prestigious award....

4/6/2015 - Brutally Murdered Afghan Woman Becomes Symbol for Women's Rights
Last month, 27-year-old Farkhunda was falsely accused of burning the Koran then brutally murdered after standing up for her beliefs in front of a shrine attendant in Kabul, Afghanistan....

3/27/2015 - Security and Women's Rights are Essential to Afghan Recovery
President Ashraf Ghani and a delegation of some 70 plus Afghan leaders came to the US this week to urge Congress and President Obama to extend the deadline for removing support troops from Afghanistan....

3/25/2015 - Afghan Woman Beaten to Death After Complaining to Mullah
Updated 4/6/2015 A 27-year-old woman ‎who was falsely accused of burning a copy of the Koran outside of a riverside mosque in a very poor part of Kabul, Afghanistan was brutally beaten and burned alive in March. Shocking videos quickly spread on social media showing crowds of men surrounded by hundreds of onlookers assaulting the 27-year-old Farkhunda with bricks and sticks and repeatedly kicking her....

3/4/2015 - Obama Administration Announces Global Initiative for Girls' Education
The Obama Administration announced yesterday expanded efforts to help adolescent girls worldwide attend and complete school through an initiative called Let Girls Learn. According to a White House press release, the new effort will build on investments the US already has made in global primary school education and expand them to help adolescent girls complete their education....

2/12/2015 - Worldwide Attacks Against Schoolgirls Are on the Rise
Attacks against girls who seek an education are increasing around the world, according to a United Nations report released Monday. The report, conducted by the Women's Human Rights and Gender section of the Human Rights Council, shows attacks on schools have happened in at least 70 countries between 2009 and 2014 and that many of the attacks were "directed at girls, parents and teachers advocating for gender equality in education....