Female Afghan Official Assassinated

Afghan Women Murdered     RAWA: Some Afghan women who have been murdered in the past few years (L to R): Shaima Rezayee, May 18, 2005 Malalai Kakar, September 28, 2008 Zaki Zaki, June 6, 2007 Second Row: Sitara Achakzai, April 12, 2009 Safia Amajan, September 25, 2006 Shokiba Sanga Amaaj, June 1, 2007 Afghan women are killed for demanding their rights A few of the women who have been killed or threatened for daring to demand their rights.     Female Afghan … [Read more...]

INDIA: Women’s Political Empowerment Day Celebrations 2012

Elected women representatives in India are awarded for their efforts to improve health Puniben Rajpara from Gujarat has improved water facilities in her village, while Shashi Kiran from Himachal Pradesh has demanded one-year maternity leave for working women in her area. At the Women’s Political Empowerment Day Celebrations 2012, they were two of the four outstanding elected women representatives from panchayats (village councils) who were honoured for their efforts to improve health … [Read more...]

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