AP: Two decades after fleeing Taliban-ruled Afghanistan with her family, Nadia Nadim is ready to go home. The risks are worth it for the 31-year-old Nadim, who is planning her first trip back to Afghanistan since leaving the country as a child. She is hoping to change mindsets and inspire girls to follow her onto the soccer
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan December 3, 2019 Former Afghan football official Mohammad Hanif Sediqi Rustam has been banned from the sport for five years and fined 10,000 Swiss francs after being found guilty by FIFA’s ethics committee of violations relating to the abuse of female players. FIFA said Sediqi Rustam was a former assistant
AA: Having survived the bloody conflict, the story of Fawzia Koofi, 44, Afghanistan’s first woman member of parliament over the past three decades, encapsulates the trials and tribulations of an ordinary woman under different regimes in the war-torn country. Of late, she has emerged as a crucial and vibrant voice for Afghan women. Click here to
LA Times: After decades of conflict across Afghanistan, recycling is not at the top of most people’s agendas. But now, one Kabul woman is declaring war on the Afghan capital’s trash. Zuhal Atmar, 35, has set up a recycling plant where she processes 33 tons of garbage a week. She’s the first woman in Afghanistan
Tolo News: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, or AIHRC, in a new report claims that violence against women in the country has increased 8 percent with 2,762 cases this year. The report, which was made public at a gathering in Kabul on Saturday, compares 2,536 cases of violence against women over seven months of last
Ariana: Afghanistan women’s national under-23 football team defeated Turkmenistan 2-1 in their first game at the Central Asian Football Association U-23 Women Championship on Friday. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: The first female founder of an Afghan political party has urged the country to rethink the use of facial recognition technology in elections amid concerns it stopped large numbers of women from voting this year. Authorities photographed all voters in September’s presidential election and used facial recognition software, a measure designed to combat fraud that
AFP via Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Afghanistan has a drug problem from the abundant poppies that get made into opium. A group of Afghan women has found a way out of their addiction through a different crop.
Xinhua: “I have been working as a model over the past four years and my dream is to become a popular model to attend major overseas fashion shows in future,” whispered Yalda Haidari. Wearing a traditional dress and cat walked in front of some 200 spectators with majority of them men, the courageous Haidari, 25, admitted
Tolo News: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Monday raised deep concerns over what it described as “immoral advances” towards women in the Afghan workplace, both in the government and private institutions. Click here to read more (external link).