Censure of Malalai Joya sets back human rights and the democratic process.
In the first quarter of 2007, Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) reported more than 200 cases of violence against women.
After years of lobbying by networkers and activists, a standardized 'nikahnama' (marriage contract) has been approved, with the potential of curbing forced and child marriages.
Afghanistan's parliament has granted immunity to all Afghans involved in the country's 25 years of conflict, despite calls by human rights groups for war crimes trials.
Shaima left her violent husband and married a man she loved. They lived happily, but after a few years the police came after her - adultery is illegal in Afghanistan - demanding 4,000 afghanis (£42) in exchange for her freedom.
In Afghanistan's pervasive culture of violence, women and girls are powerless to resist being traded to settle family disputes and debts; rape and abduction; and forced marriages. Violence is widely tolerated by the community.
Equality Now has issued a campaign update and calls on the new court to take a leadership role in promoting and protecting the rights of women in accordance with the Constitution and international human rights standards to which Afghanistan is a party.
Egalité Maintenant a demandé la révocation de tout magistrat qui ne serait pas prêt à faire appliquer les dispositions de la constitution afghane ou des instruments internationaux en matière de droits humains auxquels l'Afghanistan est partie.
Depuis la chute des Talibans, la scolarité a repris pour la majorité des jeunes en Afghanistan.
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