Fearing for their lives: Rescuing Afghanistan’s women judges
23 July 2022 | 10:02 am
As August 15 marks one year since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, we again report on the plight of Afghan women. Annette Young talks to Fawzia Aminy, a Supreme Court judge who managed to escape to Britain via Greece within weeks of Kabul falling, and to the woman who helped facilitate her rescue, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, the director of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute. The two are seeking to help those women left behind.
The UN has said it is "concerned" after five activists, including a woman, were detained and subjected to body searches in the Afghan capital during the launch of a women's rights organization.
Afghanistan's ultra-conservative authorities have ordered that women should no longer be allowed to enter amusement parks. The decree comes after a wider announcement restricting access to public spaces.
In tonight's show: as the COP27 climate summit holds its Gender Day, we ask why women in the Global South are disproportionately affected by climate change. We also speak to our regional correspondent about the millions of people waiting for international aid in Ethiopia's northern Tigray province. Finally, we take a look at the African teams heading to this year's World Cup in Qatar.
Women are nearly twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , but there is little understanding of why exactly this is. The condition is the most common form of dementia, and it affected 5.8 million North Americans in 2020.
A group of women have set up a collective to help female creatives thrive and expose wrongdoing in the male-dominated film industry. But being associated with the pro-gender equality group comes at a price.
More than half of the women and girls murdered last year were killed by a partner of a close relative, UN data showed. The number of deaths is "alarmingly high," but the UN warns the real situation is likely much worse.
Gyms and public baths are now also off limits to Afghan women, the Taliban confirmed Sunday, days after banning them from parks and funfairs.
Taiwan's parliament has the highest ratio of female to male lawmakers in Asia. Upcoming local elections are set to continue this trend, but many female politicians still have to contend with sexism and harassment.
A now-deleted graphic of the Group B standings posted on Saturday across U.S. Soccer's official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts displayed a plain green, white and red flag.
Iran has been gripped by five weeks of demonstrations against dress codes for women — and some hard-liners want an even stronger clampdown. ZDF journalist Jörg Brase reports on protests and acts of civil disobedience in Iran's capital, Tehran.
Several hundred people gathered to protest remarks that blamed young women for Poland's low birthrate. The Women's Strike movement has frequently protested attacks on women's rights.
When the Taliban seized power in 2021, many people, including some Western diplomats, expected the fundamentalist group to rule differently this time around. A year later, Afghanistan's rulers have proven them wrong.
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