Women's Rights Campaigns Launched In Afghanistan
Monday, January 7, 2008 1:55 PM

The daily "Afghanistan Times" reported on January 6 that two new programs, "Healthy Family, Happy Society" and "Law and Women," have been launched with the aim of eliminating violence against women and promoting women's rights in Afghanistan, the news website e-ariana.com reported. Minister for Women's Affairs Hosn Bano Ghazanfar, said the "Healthy Family, Happy Society" campaign will be carried out by religious leaders in several provinces to promote awareness of women's rights, while the second program, "Law and Women," will be run by lawyers and prosecutors. "Lawyers and prosecutors will, by publishing posters and launching informative campaigns, highlight the right of women envisaged in the country's constitution and guaranteed by Islam," she said. Afghan women suffered enormous oppression under the Taliban regime and are still denied some basic human rights in Afghanistan's conservative society.

Published in: “Women's Rights Campaigns Launched In Afghanistan,” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty NEWSLINE Vol. 12, No. 4, Part III, 7 January 2008

For original publication visit:Afghanistan sets up new bodies to strengthen women rights,” e-Ariana: An Ariana Media Publication, 6 January 2008