By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: A quarter of the seats in Afghanistan’s parliament must be held by women. Those who run for office say it is still a man’s world, as women face harassment on the campaign trail.
DW: A movement similar to #MeToo is taking shape in Afghanistan — one of the world’s most dangerous countries for women — as more and more people are speaking up against sexual abuse. In light of the recent sexual abuse allegations leveled by some members of the Afghan women’s football team, women’s rights activists in the
VOA News December 9, 2018 Afghanistan’s attorney general has suspended five officials of the Afghan Football Federation, including the president of the organization, following allegations of sexual abuse against members of the women’s national football team. The suspensions came just days after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ordered an investigation into the allegations that were first
Human Rights Watch: The Government Has Defined Harassment, But Abuse is Still Common – Any Afghan woman can tell you that sexual harassment is widespread in Afghanistan. A 2016 study found 90 percent of the 346 women and girls interviewed said they had experienced sexual harassment in public places, 91 percent in educational environments, and 87
IWPR: Women say they face unremitting harassment in the public sphere. Najla, a 20-year old undergraduate at a private university in Kabul province, is contemplating giving up her degree. She says that continuous sexual harassment on campus has made it nearly impossible to continue with her political science studies. Click here to read more (external link).