Tolo News: 59 percent of the candidates for university entrance exams are girls in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, according to officials at Herat University. This comes a day after 13,000 candidates appeared for university entrance exam in the province. “This year we accept 567 students from the Kankor (university entrance exam) and another 1,000
Tolo News: The first female multi-stage cycling race started in the central province of Bamiyan with 46 cyclists from Ghazni, Faryab, Balkh, Kabul and Bamiyan provinces, and 12 will qualify for the national women’s cycling team. The cyclists will ride 30 kilometers starting from the outskirts of Baba Mountain into the Shibar district of the
NBC News: In mid-July, reports emerged about Qamar Gul, 15, who says she gunned down two fighters with her father’s AK-47 weapon. Almost immediately, the story electrified some in Afghanistan, a country buffeted by decades of war. “Yesterday it was Malalai, today it is Qamar Gul,” said Turkmen, a student of political science, comparing her
BBC Afghan Service: In Afghanistan, family members often force women to keep their name a secret from people outside the family, even doctors. Using a woman’s name in public is frowned upon and can be considered an insult. Many Afghan men are reluctant to say the names of their sisters, wives or mothers in public.
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By Carla Babb VOA News | July 23, 2020 Members of Congress and members of the Trump administration sparred Thursday over the fate of women in Afghanistan under the U.S.-Taliban peace deal and amid a recent drawdown of U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan. Rep. Stephen Lynch, the chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, said during
By Roshan Noorzai, Khalil Noorzai VOA News | July 23, 2020 An Afghan girl who shot and killed two Taliban fighters after they reportedly killed her parents in Taywara district of central Ghor province has been relocated to the provincial capital, Feroz Koh, for her safety, according to Afghan officials. Qamar Gul, 15, said the incident occurred
By Mansoor Khosrow & Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 22, 2020 FIROZ KOH, Afghanistan — It was about 1 a.m. when a group of men banged on the front door of a mud-brick house in a village in central Afghanistan. Startled, 15-year-old Qamar Gul jolted out of bed and grabbed her younger brother.
VOA News: Coronavirus lockdowns have impacted millions around the world in different ways; economically, mentally, and emotionally. In Herat, Afghanistan there are concerns about a possible rise in domestic violence. VOA’s Khalil Noorzai reports from Herat, Afghanistan.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 14, 2020 The former head of Afghanistan’s soccer federation on July 14 lost his appeal against a life ban for sexually abusing players from the women’s national team. In June 2019, soccer’s global governing body, FIFA, banned the Afghanistan Football Federation’s former president, Keramuddin Karim, for life and fined him