By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: A quarter of the seats in Afghanistan’s parliament must be held by women. Those who run for office say it is still a man’s world, as women face harassment on the campaign trail.
Undark: Saina Hamidi, a psychological counsellor in Kabul, Afghanistan, says she was around nine years old when she first heard mention of women who bleed. Her older sister had come across one of their cousins washing bloodied clothes and told their mother about it. “I overheard my mother reprimand my sister for talking about it
HRW: Afghan authorities should fully investigate and appropriately prosecute the sexual assault claims by 20 members of Afghanistan’s national women’s football team, Human Rights Watch said today. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), football’s world governing body, should assist and monitor Afghan government prosecutions and promote justice for the victims, protection of witnesses, and safety
By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 6, 2019 With increased talk of peace in Afghanistan, the Taliban is projecting itself as a more moderate force, pledging to grant women their rights and allow them to work and go to school. The Taliban said in a February 5 statement that it was committed to guaranteeing women
1TV: Afghan investigators have completed domestic probe over allegations of abuse in women’s football women and are set to travel to Europe for further probe, a spokesman for the country’s attorney general said Sunday. Five officials including AFF president Keramuddin Karim were suspended by Afghan authorities with world soccer governing body FIFA imposing a 90-day
1TV: FIFA has rejected suspended head of Afghanistan football federation Keramuddin Karim’s appeal against a provisional ban. Football’s international governing body had imposed the three-month ban on Karim in mid-December after senior figures linked to the Afghan women’s team had alleged that some players had been sexually and physically abused by him and other officials. Click
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 12, 2019 Akramullah Karam Frud Bezhan MAYMANA, Afghanistan — Bibi Fatemah hunches on the cold concrete floor of a basement, hand-knotting an Afghan carpet. The 75-year-old is frail, and the work is exhausting. But the grandmother has no other option but to work after becoming the sole breadwinner in her
Tolo News: Counter-narcotics department of Herat province said that more than 60,000 addicts exist in Herat province of which 13 percent are females. The department said that despite the high number of females addicts in the province there are only three treatment centers for them, which have 150 beds available. Click here to read more
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Adela Raz as Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, replacing Ambassador Mahmoud Saikal. Raz has studied law, diplomacy and economic development in the United States and has experience working in a number of government institutions. Click here to read more (external link).