Published in: 50.50The anti-women gag law in Afghanistan: the pitfalls of hasty conclusions
Does the new criminal procedure code in Afghanistan signal the demise of all efforts to curb violence against women? An accurate reading of the law, and a nuanced understanding of the post-NATO developments and impact on women’s rights tells a different story.
Published in: 50.50Problematic protection: the law on Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan
The attempt to get the Afghan parliament to ratify a key law on violence against women ended in a fiasco and has been angrily dismissed as the politicking of a single ambitious female politician. But the controversies around the EVAW law show that there are no perfect strategies available to women activists in Afghanistan.