Latest blog posts about Afghan women
Bowled Over: Afghanistan's First Women's Cricket Team
Posted on 17/01/2011
Women cricketers in Afghanistan are about to store a home run with the creation of the nation's first all-woman cricket team. The Afghanistan Cricket Board announced plans for the creation of a national team in 2011, destined to compete in international matches, starting with the Twenty20 tournament in Kuwait in February 2011. It will mark the first time Afghan women have ever taken part in cricket matches beyond the country's borders.
Malalai Joya – The Bravest Woman in Afghanistan
Posted on 17/07/2010
Afghanistan activist for women's rights, Malalai Joya is not afraid to speak out. The youngest person ever elected to the Afghan parliament, this incredible woman has dedicated her young life to raising awareness of the plight of her fellow Afghans in her beloved homeland. Malalai's book: A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice is a testament to standing up and being counted in the fight for what is right against daunting and powerful odds.
Window Shopping in Herat: Afghan Women’s Fashions Take Off
Posted on 06/10/2009
Venus isn’t your typical Afghan woman. Blond, lithe and dressed in any of a range of different miniskirts, she’s got the whole of Herat talking. So who is this scandalous Afghan femme fatale? Actually, she’s a shop-window mannequin who stands proud, and tall testament to the winds of change in this controversy-clad country. Dummies (no disrespect intended) like Venus are not an uncommon sight in Kabul, but in Herat, still deeply scarred by the debris of Khan’s reign, copping a view of an unveiled woman, be she flesh and bone or plastic and paint, is something that until a few years ago, would have been considered mythological.
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