LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghan women could win the legal right to have their names on their children's birth certificates and identity cards under a proposal to be presented to parliament, one of the country's few female lawmakers has said.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the privacy of their bedrooms in conservative Iran, Sabah's husband used to burn her breasts with cigarettes during sex, while Sarah was forced to re-enact scenes from the sadomasochist box office hit "Fifty Shades of Grey".
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Afghan entrepreneur is hoping to inspire a new generation of women by using her travel agency to help female students secure places at universities in Turkey, Russia and Europe and then break into male-dominated careers.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fatima's Taliban husband was so controlling that he refused to allow her to bathe and threatened to burn her face if she dared wear make up, suspicious that his 12-year-old Afghan wife was trying to make herself attractive to other men.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One of Afghanistan's most controversial pop stars, Ariana Saeed, famous for her figure-hugging outfits, has vowed to go ahead with a fundraising concert in the capital Kabul on Saturday amid threats from conservatives who oppose women singing in public.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Afghanistan's patriarchal society, a woman's name should not be revealed, even on her grave.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three years ago Maliha, 24, was sitting in a park in western Afghanistan with the man she thought was the love of her life.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women are just as ambitious as men at the start of their careers but this falters if companies fail to encourage them, according to a study released on Wednesday that sought to dispel the myth of a gender ambition gap.