Female journalists in Afghanistan are calling on Kabul to include their representative at peace talks to ensure media and women’s rights are protected Related ‘Terrible days ahead’: Afghan women fear the return of the Taliban
Tolo News: Two Afghan female climbers Tamanna Jahan and Nazima Khairzad have climbed Shah Foladi, the highest peak in the Koh-e-Baba mountains of Bamiyan province on Tuesday, Bamiyan’s media office said in a statement on Wednesday. The peak is over 5,000 meters high. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 8, 2021 Human Rights Watch (HRW) says women should be “full participants” in the upcoming conference in Turkey meant to give new impetus to the Afghan peace process. Human rights advocates in Afghanistan have raised concerns that women and victims’ organizations will be sidelined in the talks, tentatively scheduled to
Tolo News: The Ariana volleyball club from Afghan refugees in Iran won the title for the 15th Women’s Volleyball Championship in a thrilling match against Herat’s team in Kabul on Friday. The match ended 3-2 in Ariana’s favor. Click here to read more (external link).
A group of female artists in Afghanistan’s central province of Bamyan has recently opened a small pyrography and engraving studio to promote fine arts in the region. VOA’s Zafar Bamiyani has more from Bamyan in this report narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.
Tolo News: The Herat women’s volleyball team and the Afghan team from Iran have made their way to the final round of the 15th Women’s Volleyball Championship. The two teams will play on Friday. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 16, 2021 ISLAMABAD – A global rights monitor is urging authorities in Afghanistan to launch investigations into recent targeted killings of civilians in prominent positions, and to prosecute those responsible. The latest incident of targeted attacks on civilians came Tuesday when gunmen ambushed a bus carrying university staff in northeastern
Tolo News: The Ministry of Education on Saturday retreated from its decision to ban public singing by schoolgirls above 12 years of age at public and private schools across the country. The move was first announced by the ministry on March 10. In a statement, the ministry announced to ban girls 12 years old and
AP: A memo from Afghanistan’s education ministry banning girls 12 years old and older from singing at school functions has been causing a stir on social media, prompting the authorities to say it was a mistake and that its authors had misunderstood the objective. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Afghanistan Abubakar Siddique March 11, 2021 HERAT, Afghanistan — Jamila Azimi says her hopes of seeing an end to her country’s four-decade war are fading a year after the peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States led many to believe that peace in Afghanistan was around the corner. “All our hopes