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
VOA News/April 8, 2018: From a refugee camp in Pakistan to an exhibit at the Smithsonian, Saeeda Etebari has had a remarkable journey, even more extraordinary because she is deaf in a region where there is less opportunity for people with disabilities and also a woman in a field dominated by men. Munaza Shaheed profiles
Al Jazeera / April 7, 2018: Beekeeping is being used as a way of helping Afghanistan’s economy and to counter the opium trade. But it also gives women the chance to earn money, in a country where many rarely work outside their homes. And one female student is now running her own successful honey business.
Tolo News: For the first time a woman has been appointed as chairperson of a district in Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province. Friba Ahmadi, was appointed chairwoman of the 5th district of Mazar and took up the reins this week. The 36-year-old university graduate said she is confident of her abilities and addressing people’s problems will be