Women rights in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has gone through 37 years of war, the parties to the war have changed during these years, but the violation of human rights and women’s rights continued in different levels without any type of accountability and justice for most of the time.

During the conflict and war, usually women and children, people with disability and elderly are the victims. Because it is always easy to control women (as half of the population), under the banner of respecting culture and traditions, honor of the family and community, religion and protection. It is harsher in countries where the majority of the people are uneducated.

Discrimination against women in Afghanistan continued, particularly during the first 25 years of the war. After 9/11 and the international community’s involvement in Afghanistan, the situation on human rights and women’s right have improved a lot, but it is still far from the full equality between men and women.

When: 22nd April 2014 at 5:00pm CET / 3:00pm GMT (check time around the world).

Where: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kardeljeva ploščad 5

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