Tolo News: The billboards that were installed by Mawlawi Mujibur Rahman Ansari, head of Herat’s Gazargah mosque, which insisted that women wear the hijab, were taken down by the directorate of the pilgrimage in Herat province. Herat residents praised the work of the directorate. Previously, Mawlawi Ansari installed billboards insisting that women wear hijabs and called
Billboards have gone up in the Afghan city of Herat saying a woman without hijab is a “disgrace to her man.” They have sparked a fierce debate. Related
Women in Afghanistan have had to overcome many social and cultural taboos, including driving a car. Lailuma Ehsan, a female driving instructor in Afghanistan’s Balkh province, says getting women behind the wheel is vital as they continue to push for independence. VOA’s Mirwais Bezhan has more in this report narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.
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