·         World Bank’s Gender Statistics – Afghanistan

·         Human Development Reports (UNDP) – Afghanistan

·         UNESCAP Statistics – Afghanistan

·         Statistics – UNESCO (Education, Science, Technology, Innovation & Culture)                   Afghanistan

·         UN Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI) – Afghanistan

·         ChildInfo-Unicef – Data & Statistics – Afghanistan

·         UN Secretary-General’s Database on Violence Against Women – Afghanistan

·         Gender & Development Statistics

·         Women’s Organizations – Afghanistan

·         Ministry in charge of women’s affairs – Afghanistan

·         Afghanistan: The Status of Women (PRB 07-34E)

·         Gender Mainstreaming Manual (2007) – the Afghan GenderCafe

·         What went wrong for Afghanistan’s women? | Madeleine Bunting …

·         Development on-air: women’s radio production in Afghanistan

·         Women and Gender in Afghanistan – Civil-Military Fusion Centre

·         Gender in Afghanistan: pragmatic activism | openDemocracy

·         Developing a National Gender Strategy for Afghanistan’s … – IGWG

·         Institute of Development Studies: Afghan Values or Women’s Rights …

·         A mandate to mainstream: promoting gender equality inAfghanistan …

·         Women in Afghanistan could lose rights gained over past decade …

·         Empowering  women in Afghanistan – MIT News Office

·         Gender –based Violence in Afghanistan – Afghan Women’s Networ

·         Promoting female literacy in Afghanistan key to sustaininggender …

·         Microfinance – Afghanistan Women Council

·         Small loans make a big difference for women in Afghanistan | Oxfam …

·         Gender Roles in Agriculture: The Case of Afghanistan

·         Asian Development Outlook 2012: Confronting Rising Inequality in Asia

·         2013 – Gender Statistics in Development Planning for Central and 
West Asia

·         2012 – Gender Statistics in the Southern Caucasus and Central and 
West Asia: A Situational Analysis

·         Empowering women evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan

·         Women and Men in Afghanistan: Baseline Statistics on Gender -Refworld

·         The Sex/Gender System In Afghanistan – SesapZai –

·         Women in the Peace and Development Process – Afghanistan… – CMI

·         Inclusion and Women’s Empowerment in Afghanistan


·         Afghan Women’s Resource Center (AWRC) « Global Network of ..

·         Gender Equality: Policies and Practices in Afghanistan

·         Examining women in enterprise development in Afghanistan

·         Gender and Community Peacebuilding in Rural Afghanistan

·         Gender and Transition in Afghanistan | Small Wars Journal

·         Empowering Women’s Participation in Development – theAfghanistan Research

·         Status of Women in Afghanistan | In Asia – The Asia Foundation

·         Gender and the Development Battlefield in Afghanistan: Nation

·         Life as an Afghan Woman

·         Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

·         Women’s Rights in Afghanistan Must be Steadfastly Respected

·         Women’s rights in Afghanistan | Amnesty International UK

·         Afghanistan still one of the worst places to be a woman …

·         Rollback of Women’s Rights: Not Just in Afghanistan

·         Women’s Rights in War Torn Afghanistan

·         Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

·         ‘Not much hope’ for Afghan women’s rights – Deutsche Welle

·         Fighting the Good Fight for Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

·         Women’s rights in Afghanistan worsen in 2013: report …




Malalai Joya (35 years-old) – In 2010, Time magazine placed hert on their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Foreign Policy Magazine listed Malalai Joya in its annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. On March 8, 2011, The Guardian listed her among “Top 100 women: activists and campaigners”

Azra Jafari (34 years-old) – Afghanistan’s First Female Mayor (Town of Nili in Daikundi Province)

Dr Sima Samar Afghan Human Rights Leader Named in Top 10 Most Influential Women List in South and Central Asia for 2013 by Central and South Asia Business

Fatima Gailani – President of the Afghan Red Crescent Society

Roya-Mahboob  – 2013 Time Magazine 100s Influential Women  – Afghani Entrepreneur

Rangina Hamidi – Influential Afghan women’s rights advocate

Suraya Sadeed – Founder and Current Executive Director of Help The Afghan Children (HTAC)

Dr Habiba Sarobi – Hematologist, Politician, and Reformer of the post-Taliban Reconstruction of Afghanistan – First ever-female Provincial Governor

Dr Masooda Jalal – A medical doctor was the only woman to run against Hamid Karzai in the 2005 presidential race. She lost, but was later appointed as Minister of Women’s Affairs by President Hamid Karzai 

Dr Zieba Shorish-Shamley – Anthropologist – Head of WAPHA (Women’s Alliance for Peace and Human Rights in Afghanistan)

Sima Wali – President and CEO of Refugee Women in Development – International advocate for the rights of refugee and internally displaced women

Sediqa Balkhi – Former Minister of Martyrs and Disabled under President Karzai –  Member and  Chairperson of the Disabled, Martyr, Gender and Civil Society Committee 2010

Khatol-Mohammadzai  –  First Female Parachutist and General in the Afghan National Army, with the title of Honorary Sky Soldier – Profiles of a good number of Young Afghan Leaders from the Civil Society can be found in this website 

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