Afghan Women Building Lives Amid Rubble

Women, often uneducated, unemployed and still covered by the burqua, are heads of at least 30 percent of Afghan households. But with close to 70 percent unemployment, the stigma against hiring a woman remains widespread.

Afghan Women Face Inequity, Abuse, Jail

As Afghanistan holds its first democratic elections this weekend since the fall of the Taliban, the situation for women in the country remains dire. For many women, refusing to accept inequities like arranged marriages can mean jail time.