Reuters: More than 20 young women in the western city of Herat have established themselves as computer experts, building apps and websites as well as tracking down bugs in computer code. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Niloofar Rahmani, who became Afghanistan’s first female fixed-wing pilot in the country’s air force, has been granted asylum in the United States. Rahmani requested asylum in U.S. after completing 18-month training course in the country. She won asylum after 16-month wait. Click here to read more (external link).
AFP: With five sisters and no brothers, Sitara lives by the gender-twisting custom known as “bacha poshi”, which in Dari refers to a girl “dressed as a boy”, enabling her to safely perform the duties of a son in the patriarchal country. The 18-year-old, who resides with her impoverished family in a mud-brick house in a
Tolo News: The approval of ‘the law on prohibition and prevention of harassment against women and children’ was welcomed by human rights activists and parliament’s human rights and women’s affairs commission. The law has three chapters and 29 articles which is aimed to end women and children harassment in the country. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News | April 23, 2018: Getting an education seemed impossible for some displaced children in the mountainous Afghan province of Bamyan. They and their families live in caves that dot the cliffs around the city. Due to a lack of identity documents, they cannot attend school. But, as VOA’s Zafar Bamyani discovered, a classroom
1TV: Afghanistan’s female taekwondo athletes claimed third place at an international event in Iran. The 10th women Fajr Open Taekwondo Cup was held during 21-22 April in Karaj city in Alborz province. Click here to read more (external link). Related
Ron Synovitz Malali Bashir Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 18, 2018 KABUL — Ogai Wardak was a 12-year-old cricket fan in Kabul when she learned the Afghan Cricket Board had quietly disbanded the country’s fledgling national women’s team in 2014. The sport’s governing body in Afghanistan said at the time that “social pressure” and “insecurity”
Michael Hughes: The recent torching of two schools may signal that extremist militants want to kill any hopes of reviving a dead intra-Afghan reconciliation process. While “mainstream” elements of the Taliban have allegedly refrained from targeting schools it is doubtful one will hear public condemnations of the attacks emanating from their leadership anytime soon. Moreover, the
Tolo News: Yelling commands and lunging for the ball on the balding astro turf, Khalida Popal drilled the team of nine Mexican teenage girls through soccer training, weeks before they jet off to Russia for the World Cup – the street children’s version. For Popal, former captain of the Afghan women’s football team, soccer can open