Bad Painful Sedative

About the project
The Foundation as a newly-established but totally committed institution decided to take a practical action in disclosing one of the worst social injustices that is inflicted upon our sisters in thename of a tradition.10Yes! This tradition is called “Bad”. It is apparently one of the best conflict resolution and peace-building mechanisms between two tribes or families, but is a real practical form of the exploitation of women and children as slaves. “Bad, a Painful Tranquiliser” is a report prepared by the Women and Children Legal Research Foundation. This report was once developed as a preliminary report based on limited data collected from Kabul City outskirts, which was fortunately interesting to a
large number of readers. “Bad, a Painful Tranquiliser” provides a description on women’s
and children’s pains and sufferings that are caused as a result of customary practices. The present report has been written on the basis of a research conducted by the Foundation in over 10 Afghan provinces. This report has been drafted by a group of researchers including Judge Nafisa Kabuli, Abdul Hamid Razaq, Niloofar Qadiri and Maliha Mir and finalised by Hangama Anwari. We also acknowledge the HBF for their generous support and assistance in completing the present report.

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Women Political Participation in Afghanistan

History of women activities in Afghanistan:
Archeological remnants and historical researches and clues, in regions like Koor’s reign, remnant of Badakhshan, Mandigak, Demracy, Hazar sum-e Samangan, Qora Kamar, Sistan help us claim the existence of women activities throughout the history of afghan territory thousands years ago. However, it’s too difficult to find out their life secrets, their social and political roles during the emergency situations and collapse of matriarchy
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Women’s access to Justice Problems and Challenges

During the past three decades of civil wars in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans have become deprived of their most basic human rights. There is a plethora of examples of violations of the right to life, and education, the right to be free from torture and humiliating treatments, the right to peace, free speech, and participation in social, political, and economic aspects of life. Among the many human rights concerns gender equality looms large as many Afghan women experience violations of their basic rights in the face of pervasive traditional customs and cultural norms which destabilize women’s standing and legitimize violations of women’s rights. Although there have been some noticeable achievements in promoting women’s rights in the last few years, Afghan women still face serious impediments in realizing their basic rights.
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Seizing the Vote

Women and children legal research foundation done a research in ten province of Afghanistan (Kabul, Balkh, Heart, Badakhshan, Kondoz, Bamyan, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Kapisa, and Midanwardak) With the financial Support of Open Society Afghanistan(OSA),This Research report entitled: “The right to vote” (women Political participation in Afghanistan) this research report points to important issues such as Women political participation issues ,manner and participation of women in elections and reaction of women according to the women political participation and nomination of women in the elections . sample size for this research is 2900 commend women and 100 women from parliament ,provincial council and those women which were candidate in the election but not passed .
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Advancing Women’s and Girls’ Right to Protection Under the EVAW Law

The Law on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW Law) was enacted by presidential decree in Afghanistan in 2009. This law is considered to be landmark legislation for women’s rights in Afghanistan, and was named by UNAMA (2011) as “the most important legal step taken so far by the Government to criminalize acts of violence against women and bring perpetrators to justice”. It criminalizes acts of violence against women, including rape, domestic violence, child marriage,forced marriage, the exchange of women in blood feuds and other disputes (‘baad’), among numerous other specifically cited acts of violence against women (VAW). The development of this legislation is highly significant within the struggle to strengthen protection for women’s legal rights in Afghanistan. However, the challenge now is to ensure that the EVAW Law is enforced, a goal that will demand a far greater degree of awareness, resources and political will than is currently the case. There are numerous stakeholders who will need to contribute to the promotion and enforcement of the law. There is also an urgent need for a monitoring mechanism to track implementation, and to consistently collect data on violence against women that can be used to measure progress. Without such reforms, it will be difficult to know whether the EVAW Law is having its intended impact.

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Research on sexual harassment against women in public place,work place and educational institution of Afghanistan

Sexual harassment is one of the most ominous social phenomenon and a vicious element in Afghanistan and will fall the society into brick if not prevented. Sexual harassment, in any form, is against humanity and destroys social safety. Psychological relaxation, in particular social safety for women plays a critical role in advancement of women and brings positive changes to move forward. Creating safety and relaxation needs recognition of causes of its destruction and particularly in this case needs recognition of sexual harassment. However, a part of work is theoretical; but a major part of the issue relates to reality and should be recognized according to existing facts in Afghan society. The research is conducted on sexual harassment against women and girls.

This quantitative and qualitative research by WCLRF on sexual harassment covers different aspects of sexual harassment against women and girls in Afghanistan. The research identifies causes of sexual harassment through library studies and a data collection mainly focuses on sexual harassment phenomenon reality in Afghanistan. Data analysis evaluated different forms of sexual harassment; occurrence and consequences. Conclusion explains report summary and it ended with recommendations.

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Identifying the causes and solutions for Sexual harassment against Women in Afghanistan

Sexual assault covers multiple forms of violence such as public sexual harassment, sexual violence, molestation, eve-teasing, marital rape, sexual exploitation, and rape. Harmful gender stereotypes are intrinsic to the commission of sexual assaults in Afghanistan. Sexual assaults occur when a society stereotypes men as individuals with uncontrollable urges and women as causing fitnah, temptations or public disorder. These stereotypes are harmful because they justify and naturalize sexual assaults as a common and inescapable aspect of life. Far from being ‘natural’, sexual assaults act as a form of control over women. In 2012, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) published research identifying harmful gender stereotypes as a cause for victim blaming and highlighting the lack of investigation and prosecution of sexual assaults in Afghanistan. The AIHRC mapped out specific cultural and social attitudes about women that contributed to “institutionalized” and “regularized”violence. AIHRC referred to stereotypes that women painted as “imperfect and unfaithful creatures” and also attributed these stereotypes to the “linguistic aspects rampant in the forms of saying and proverbs in the Afghan society.”

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Women’s Participation in Peace Process

Without women, peace processes are not sustainable, pervasive, or just. Considering gender before, during, and after the peace process is synonymous with overseeing the balance and harmony of the peace. This approach emphasizes female participation and believes in a compromise between the genders when approaching peace, developing expectations of peace, and establishing pre-conditions in peace processes. This gender-inclusive approach allows men and women to participate equally in peace building and contribute equally to the implementation of peace programs; this participation should allow both men and women the independence to express their needs for a peace building process, as opposed to creating a predominantly male discussion that women simply uphold. Therefore, while a peace process will never be ideal, we can say that a gender-responsive peace process has the potential to contribute to a comprehensive peace process that is as fair and balanced as possible. A peace that is based on the omission, denial, and subjugation of women would be fragile; the peace would be simply prejudice, as well as promote violence against women and the repetition of a chain of violence and conflicts. In addition to examining the participation of women in peace processes, it is important to also look at the deliverables of a peace agreement. In one part of the research, “peace” and “peace process” should be defined.

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Training Manual Economic Empowerment and Gender Budgeting

<b>Training Manual </b><b>Economic Empowerment and Gender Budgeting </b><b>For Women Advocates at the Provincial Level </b><b>in Afghanistan</b>

What are economic rights? Why do they matter for women? What is the relationship between social prosperity and the economic empowerment of women? For societies that are seeking peace, wealth and stability, these questions are imperative to ask and to answer. It is increasingly recognized that economic development is closely linked to the status of women. When women have the rights, resources, skills and support, they can be powerful forces of economic growth. But there must be an enabling environment in place for women to seize and exercise their rights, and this requires progressive policy, gender equal laws, and political institutions prepared to uphold mechanisms that give women equitable access to economic opportunity.

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Training Manual Rule of Mullah Emam in Nekah

The right of Mahr and other property rights is a strong determinant in the quality of women’s lives. When we speak of individual rights, we are also alluding to the rights of the community. The healthier, educated and empowered a woman is, the more she is able to nurture her children’s minds and upbringing; and the more she is able to contribute towards her community. Thus, we open this workshop bearing in mind that the rights of a woman to Mahr and other property and income is a question of both the woman as an individual and her community.
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