Ariana: Strong criticisms rise after authorities failed to implement a court decision over a former member of the Independent Election Commission. Afghanistan’s justice center sentenced all members of electoral commissions to five years in jail after they were found guilty of rigging the votes of Kunar parliamentary elections in 2018. However, Wasima Badghisi, a senior member
1TV: Around 60,000 people develop breast cancer each year in Afghanistan, a non-governmental organization said on Saturday citing a survey. Capital Kabul had most number of breast cancer patients, followed by Balkh, Panjshir and Kapisa provinces, said Javed Safi, head of ACF. Meanwhile, Afghanistan Medical Council said that breast cancer was deadliest disease for women after heart
Ayaz Gul VOA News October 12, 2019 ISLAMABAD – The United States has hailed FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, for slapping a five-year ban on a former senior official of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) for failing to act on sexual abuse allegations brought by the country’s female players. “Survivors of sexual abuse deserve justice
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 11, 2019 FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, has banned the former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) for five years for violations concerning the abuse of female players. FIFA said in a statement on October 11 that Sayed Aghazada was guilty of “various violations” of the FIFA Code of Ethics
Ariana: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) asked for unconditional ban of virginity tests in the country. In a statement released on Tuesday, AIHRC said that virginity test is a violence against humanity and an example of “torture of women.” “In order to maintain women’s human dignity and to comply with international human rights standards
Tolo News: The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has eliminated the Afghan women’s national football team from the world women’s ranking, due to the team’s lack of activity. The Afghan Women’s National Football team was in the 108 place in the FIFA ranking. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: More than 3 million women are registered to vote in Afghanistan’s September 28 presidential election. But some women are expected to vote for their husband’s choice of candidate. Related Young Afghans Raised After Taliban Rule Go To Polls
Tolo News: The final match of the Afghanistan Women’s Quadrilateral Football Tournament was held on Thursday in the Football Federation stadium in Kabul. The final match pitted Kabul against Herat and Kabul was victorious, 1-0. Women’s teams from Balkh, Kabul, Bamyan and Herat provinces participated in the tournament. Click here to read more (external link).
BBC News: The northern Afghan city of Kunduz is not the kind of place you’d expect to find a radio station run by women, promoting women’s rights. But this is precisely what Radio Roshani is, and it’s broadcasting today despite several attempts by the Taliban to kill its founder and editor, Sediqa Sherzai. Click here to
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 28, 2019 Afghan women are still being imprisoned for failing virginity tests, despite a nationwide ban on the unscientific practice, U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) reported on August 27. Farhad Javid, an Islamic policy adviser for Marie Stopes International, a U.S. global family planning organization, told NPR that she and