Factors Impeding Afghan Women from Participating in Parliament

INS330 – Women in Politics Research Assignment The development of women’s rights, the establishment of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs in 2002 and the introduction of reserved seats for women in the constitution in 2004 have given women in Afghanistan a promising future in politics (Amoo-Adare, 2009). This year, more women are running in the … More Factors Impeding Afghan Women from Participating in Parliament

The burdens of her

I’ve been stumbling upon many articles about the first female this-and-that lately. For the past 2 years or so, we’ve had first female pilots, CEOs, and ministers. It brings me a feeling of contentment that fails to last because my eyes refuse to be blinded by what is being done for publicity. Nothing changed in … More The burdens of her

Child Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Social, Psychological, and Health Impacts

Child marriage: a devious act and a human rights violation. Sub-Saharan Africa is yet another place where girls struggle for their survival. It has one the lowest ages of marriage in the world; men marry girls as young as 9-years-old. Certainly, rates have been slowly declining overall; however, they remain high in countries such as … More Child Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Social, Psychological, and Health Impacts

The Necessity of Legalising Abortion

Governments usually prohibit abortion for reasons based on religious beliefs and the social construction of the country, which tend to reject women’s rights altogether. Ideally, women should have control over their bodies and reproductive systems, including the right to have an abortion; otherwise, they will seek unsafe abortions that put their lives at risk. Unsafe Abortions … More The Necessity of Legalising Abortion