VOA News January 14, 2018 A young Afghan woman living in Florida is unable to use her hands. But that hasn’t stopped her from leading a successful and productive life. As VOA’s Khadija Homa Alkozai reports, sometimes sheer determination can transform a disability into a miraculous journey.
1TV: Afghanistan Cricket Board on Sunday announced ODI and T20 squads for their series against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in February. The tour begins with two 20-over games on February 5 and 6 before moving into the 50-over matches scheduled to take place between February 9 and 19. The matches will also include Mohammad Shahzad after one
Atlantic Council: Afghanistan’s first female-oriented, female-run station, Zan TV, started operations in May of 2017. It is the brainchild of media entrepreneur Hamid Samar, who provides 100 percent private funding. All reporters, anchors, and, most importantly, news content decision makers, are women. Click here to read more (external link).
BBC News: Despite the absence of official statistics in Afghanistan, anecdotal evidence suggests that the tests are a common occurrence. Bobani Haidari, a gynaecologist practising in Bamiyan Province, told the BBC that she can be asked to carry out 10 virginity tests in a single day. Some women are reported to have undergone multiple tests. Click
The Independent (UK): In April 2011, Khalida Popal thought she was going to die. “I was facing regular death threats from the Taliban, and I knew that if I stayed in Afghanistan my life would have been in real danger,” she says softly. “I had a choice — I could either stay in my own country
Human Rights Watch: The Government Has Defined Harassment, But Abuse is Still Common – Any Afghan woman can tell you that sexual harassment is widespread in Afghanistan. A 2016 study found 90 percent of the 346 women and girls interviewed said they had experienced sexual harassment in public places, 91 percent in educational environments, and 87
Press TV / December 13, 2017 Nearly two dozen female Afghan officers are receiving weapons training at a military academy in southern India. Media reports said Wednesday that the women had learned tactics and logistical and navigational skills at the academy in the southern Indian city of Chennai. This week they were taught how to
IWPR: Although 25-year-old Nazia has a university degree and is desperate to find work, she spends her days at home raising chickens and tending cattle. The mother-of-three, who lives in the village of Taqi Shah in Logar’s Pul-e Alam district, said that after completing her high school education in Afghanistan she went on to graduate in
The Hindu: Back home in Aghanistan, she is known as the ‘mother of education’. The 67 year old Sakena Yacoobi runs six private schools, one private hospital, 350 learning centres, eight clinics and an orphanage in Afghanistan. Around 14.5 million have studied in her centres till now and 3000 teachers have undergone training by her. And
UNAMA: One in every three women around the world has experienced physical or sexual violence. Gender-based violence is a global issue, affecting millions each year, particularly the most vulnerable, including Afghan women and girls. It is now widely recognized that violence against women, including harassment and harmful practices, is major barrier to women and girls enjoying