A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country plagued by honour killings, forced marriage and vicious domestic abuse.

A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country plagued by honour killings, forced marriage and vicious domestic abuse.

We must end child marriage. Are you with us?   ---  Then please SHARE this amazing short film from UNICEF Pakistan, ‘My Life, My Right, End Child Marriage’.    Every day, more than 25,000 girls are robbed of their childhood by being forced to get married before they turn 18. On October 11, 2012, on the first ever International Day of the Girl Child, millions of us said this harmful practice must end.     Read more: http://www.unicef.org/protection/57929_66167.html

We must end child marriage. Are you with us? --- Then please SHARE this amazing short film from UNICEF Pakistan, ‘My Life, My Right, End Child Marriage’. Every day, more than 25,000 girls are robbed of their childhood by being forced to get married before they turn 18. On October 11, 2012, on the first ever International Day of the Girl Child, millions of us said this harmful practice must end. Read more: http://www.unicef.org/protection/57929_66167.html

As a single mother of 11 in #Uganda, Justine struggled to put food on the table. After her sister died, Justine took 3 more children under her wing. Learn how she found the #strength to improve her family's future.

As a single mother of 11 in #Uganda, Justine struggled to put food on the table. After her sister died, Justine took 3 more children under her wing. Learn how she found the #strength to improve her family's future.

Aesha Mohammadzai, Afghan Woman Mutilated By Taliban Urges Abused Women 'Never Give Up' (PICTURES)

Aesha Mohammadzai, Afghan Woman Mutilated By Taliban Urges Abused Women 'Never Give Up' (PICTURES)

An Afghan woman whose nose and ears were hacked off after she fled a forced marriage is urging abused women to “never give up and don’t lose hope”. Aesha Mohammadzai was mutilated by her Taliban husband and in-laws and left for ...

A month of reports and programmes on BBC TV, radio and online.  100 Women conference: Friday 25th October 2013, BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, London.  Follow the build-up and join in via #100Women to find out the full line-up nearer the time.

#100Women: Join the conversation

A month of reports and programmes on BBC TV, radio and online. 100 Women conference: Friday 25th October 2013, BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, London. Follow the build-up and join in via #100Women to find out the full line-up nearer the time.

Meet the extraordinary Fawzia Koofi. The first Afghan woman to be elected as Second Deputy Speaker of the Parliament and was elected Member of the Parliament from a total of 69 female members of the Assembly. She has been an advocate for children's and women's rights. "I think women have to stand up, they have to raise their voice, demonstrate that they have equal abilities in this country like many other people have." Fawzia Koofi http://www.thextraordinary.org/fawzia-koofi

Meet the extraordinary Fawzia Koofi. The first Afghan woman to be elected as Second Deputy Speaker of the Parliament and was elected Member of the Parliament from a total of 69 female members of the Assembly. She has been an advocate for children's and women's rights. "I think women have to stand up, they have to raise their voice, demonstrate that they have equal abilities in this country like many other people have." Fawzia Koofi http://www.thextraordinary.org/fawzia-koofi

Great advice from Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala (Malala Fund):  "People ask me what is special about my mentorship that has made Malala so bold and courageous, vocal and poised. I tell them, ‘Don’t ask me what I did. Ask me what I did not do. I did not clip her wings, and that’s all.”

Great advice from Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala (Malala Fund): "People ask me what is special about my mentorship that has made Malala so bold and courageous, vocal and poised. I tell them, ‘Don’t ask me what I did. Ask me what I did not do. I did not clip her wings, and that’s all.”

A five year old Afghan girl, allegedly raped by a 22 year old man, lies in a hospital bed in Kaldar district of Balk Province of Mazar-i-Sharif. The rapist was detained by police. There is little sign that violence against women in Afghanistan is decreasing. 87% of women have experience physical, sexual or psychological violence and/or forced marriage.

A five year old Afghan girl, allegedly raped by a 22 year old man, lies in a hospital bed in Kaldar district of Balk Province of Mazar-i-Sharif. The rapist was detained by police. There is little sign that violence against women in Afghanistan is decreasing. 87% of women have experience physical, sexual or psychological violence and/or forced marriage.

Video: UN Women South Africa Recognising the Contribution of Rural Women

Video: UN Women South Africa Recognising the Contribution of Rural Women

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