Afghan women attend a ceremony to mark International Women's Day, on March 8, 2010 in Herat, Afghanistan. Afghan independent human rights watchdog groups have reported that efforts must be strengthened to combat gender violence, forced marriages and a lack of education amongst women in Afghanistan.
Discusses how Muslim men and women are fighting for equality and basic rights for women through progressive interpretations of Islam, chronicling the political struggles of those in the Middle East and Asia who struggle to create more political, educational, and economic opportunities for other women.
Hairdresser Deborah Rodriguez details her experiences in post-Taliban Afghanistan, discussing the opening of her beauty school and recalls the personal stories of various women who overcame obstacles to obtain an education in cosmetology.
Recounts the true story of Kamila Sidiqi, a woman who was forced to support herself and her five siblings after the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul and her father and brothers fled the country.
Presents overviews of domestic violence in thirteen countries around the world, including Australia, Jamaica, Japan, Russia, and the U.S., describing perceptions of domestic violence in each country as well as contributing factors and responses to the problem.