Afghan Women’s Achievements Overshadowed by Occasional Violent Incidents

Afghan Women’s Achievements Overshadowed by Occasional Violent Incidents

Unlike a number of reports produced by various local and international organizations which conclude that women’s situation has been deteriorating in Afghanistan, a number of Afghan officials, experts and women’s rights activists argue that Afghan women’s situation is promising. Officials and experts believe that the achievements of Afghan women...

I Was Ashamed Of My Breasts

I Was Ashamed Of My Breasts

As a teen girl growing up into a young woman, you are often made conscious of the physical changes taking place in your body, much contrary to your wish. Actually, you rarely notice it first; it’s the reactions of the people around you, both verbal and non-verbal, that give...

What Is Breast Cancer?

What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize)...

History of International Women's Day

History of International Women's Day

  International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn...

Higher Education Critical For Young Afghan Women

Higher Education Critical For Young Afghan Women

KANDAHAR - Community leaders at a UN-backed event in the southern Kandahar province encouraged more than 500 girls to prioritize higher education and take a more active role in Afghan society. The event, which drew government officials, women’s rights activists and civil society representatives, is part of a broader programme...