Ayaz Gul VOA News January 17, 2021 ISLAMABAD – Officials in Afghanistan said Sunday two female judges working for the Supreme Court were shot dead in the capital, Kabul, the latest victims of targeted killings in recent months. A court spokesman said the slain judges were on their way to work in the morning when
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 24, 2020 Prominent Afghan women’s rights activist Freshta Kohistani has been assassinated in a village in the Kapisa Province northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said on December 24. The killing of Kohistani was the latest in a string of targeted killings that have prompted international concern. “At around 5:00pm
Tolo News: Peace negotiator Fawzia Koofi won the CASA Asia award for “diversity and sustainable development” for her support of the rights of women and children, her role in the peace process and her commitment to the education of girls and women, said the organization. The winners of the Casa Asia 2021 Awards were announced
Tolo News: NAI – an Organization Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan–reported that over 1,000 female Afghan journalists have left jobs in the industry for various reasons since 2014. NAI said that targeted killings, gender discrimination and low wages are among the key factors that have led to the reduction in the number of female journalists
A radio station run by women for women in Kandahar, Afghanistan, has been awarded the 2020 Reporters Without Borders Prize for Impact. VOA’s Azizullah Popal reports from Kandahar.
Ariana: The Afghan women’s cricket team, which was officially relaunched last month, is scheduled to have their first overseas training camp later this month, likely in a Gulf country. The aim of this is to prepare them for their first international match early next year, Reuters reported. Click here to read more (external link). Other
Tolo News: Suhaila Siddiq, the first female lieutenant general in Afghanistan and a well-known surgeon, who served for 36 years in Daud Khan Military Hospital, passed away at a hospital in Kabul today, her relatives confirmed. According to doctors, Siddiq had Alzheimer’s disease. Click here to read more (external link).
Times Now: Soraya Shahidy of Afghanistan is an artist in the conservative country who is breaking stereotypes with her creations. Shahidy believes she is the first-ever females tattoo artist in a country where many scholars say that tattoos are forbidden under Islam. Click here to read more (external link).
Jamila is 35 years old, a mother of six, and says her drug-dealing husband got her addicted to heroin. In the southern Afghan city of Kandahar where she lives, there are an estimated 300,000 drug addicts and only one treatment center that offers no places for women.
In Afghanistan’s central Bamiyan province, women have enjoyed relatively more freedom than elsewhere in the country. But many of them are now facing an uncertain future. VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem reports.