Tolo News: Lida Huzoori, the first female member of a small paragliding team in Kabul, says she wants to represent Afghanistan at international events. Huzoori said she started the sport five years ago and that she wants to become a professional paraglider. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: Fatima’s Taliban husband was so controlling that he refused to allow her to bathe and threatened to burn her face if she dared wear makeup, suspicious that his 12-year-old Afghan wife was trying to make herself attractive to other men. Click here to read more (external link).
The New York Times: Mumtaz is a 23-year-old woman from the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, the victim of an acid attack when she was 18, whose tormentors were jailed. It was a rare legal victory in the struggle for women’s rights in Afghanistan, hailed at the time as proof that justice for female victims was possible.
The Guardian (UK): Shakila Zareen’s asylum application was initially approved after her husband shot her, but it was later denied under Donald Trump’s new US migration policies. When Shakila Zareen learned that her husband planned to kill her, she fled to her mother’s house. A few hours later, she was alone in the living room when her
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 3, 2017 The father of one of the Afghan teenagers who made headlines when trying to attend a robotics competition in the United States has died in this week’s suicide attack on a mosque in western Afghanistan, her family says. Fatema Qaderyan and her teammates competed in the FIRST Global
1TV: The athletes claimed the cup after beating Thailand 65-25 in the final match of the tournament. It was second time that Afghanistan defeated Thailand in the competition. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Afghanistan A suffer second defeat in South Africa tri-series
The Telegraph (UK): It is perhaps apt that growth of the world’s most polite sport in the harshest of conditions can be attributed, in some part, to British intervention. Fane’s mission has always been to spread grassroots access through training camps, equipment and running tournaments. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Disabled
VOA News / July 22, 2017 Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team returned Saturday to Kabul after its successful trip to Washington for the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge, and several officials representing the presidential palace welcomed the girls home, calling them role models. In the ceremony, Abdullah Abdullah, chief executive of the national unity government, said, “Despite
VOA News Ayaz Gul July 19, 2017 ISLAMABAD — Prominent women rights defenders from Afghanistan and Pakistan have jointly called on their governments to push for the inclusion of women in any peace negotiations aimed at easing bilateral tensions and resolving an increasingly deadly Afghan conflict. The two countries share a nearly 2,600-kilometer border, and landlocked
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 19, 2017 Six Afghan girls who were initially denied U.S. visas to attend a robotics competition in Washington, D.C., have won a medal at the international event. The Afghanistan team was awarded a silver medal for “courageous achievement” at the event, which ended on July 18. The award recognized teams that exhibited