Amnesty International – Defending Women’s Rights in Afghanistan: Their Lives On the Line

April 12, 2015

Amnesty International released the latest report on 6th April about attacks on women’s human rights defenders in Afghanistan. Attacks include car bombings, grenade attacks, killing of family members, and targeted assassinations. The women who are high profile professionals fear that any day could be their last.

Their Lives On The Line documents how champions for the rights of women and girls, including doctors, teachers, lawyers, police and journalists as well as activists have been targeted not just by the Taliban but by warlords and government officials as well. Laws meant to support them are poorly implemented, if at all, while the international community is doing far too little to ease their plight.”

Read more about the report here.