Despite rising levels of education, gender awareness and stringent pro-women laws, change has been slow and violence against women is increasing The rape of a young woman by a taxi driver in Delhi has again left the city and the country traumatised, an…
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Female input will be vital if next month’s London conference on Afghanistan is to boost development and bring positive change
“This is your world, shape it or someone else will” – Rula Ghani, Afghanistan’s first lady
I recently attended a programme launch for women’s empowerment where Afghanistan’s first lady, Rula Ghani, was the keynote speaker. She ended her speech with the powerful statement above that inspired many of us there.