VOA News | October 13, 2018: Afghan women too many times have been seen by some as victims. Victims of domestic violence, cultural limitations, political restrictions and more. Their voices often go unheard, but not in a play produced in Washington called ‘Women of Troy: Voices From Afghanistan.’ It is a story of Afghan women’s bravery
Tolo News: The International Olympic Committee elected nine new members on Tuesday – one of which is an Afghan woman, Samira Asghari. Asghari, 24, has been a member of the Athletes’ Entourage Commission since 2014 and is the first Afghan to ever be elected to the IOC. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports
The Calvert Journal: Media outlets trying to reach ethnic Uzbek populations in Afghanistan have to be aware of the group’s distinct linguistic, historical and cultural identity — particularly if they want to tell the stories of local women. News editor Diloram Ibrahimova explains how the BBC is trying to do this… Click here to read more
Ayaz Gul VOA News September 22, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The consequences of Afghanistan’s increasingly deadly war are weighing heaviest on the nation’s civilians, with women bearing the brunt of the violence. The Taliban banned music and girls education, and restricted outdoor activities of women when the group was controlling most of Afghanistan. But violence and social
AFP: Women often arrive in extremis at the maternity hospital in southeastern Afghanistan, one of the most active in the world, with more than 60 babies born daily. The Taliban are active in the region and roads are often dangerous after dark, so when 25-year-old Asmad Fahri felt her contractions begin at night she knew she would
Ariana: An American aid project in Afghanistan that was billed as the world’s biggest program ever designed purely for female empowerment has been a failure and a waste of taxpayers’ money, the head of a government watchdog agency has charged. The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction has repeatedly criticized American aid projects in Afghanistan as wasteful
Al Jazeera: In an effort to encourage recruitment, the government is preparing an entire town of secure housing for female police officers and their families near Kabul.
Tolo News: The all-girl Afghan robotics team returned home on Sunday after wrapping up a successful tour of Mexico. “We won the safety award from among 25 awards, the competition was among 175 countries,” said one member of the robotics team Lida Azizi. Click here to read more (external link).
KCRA: Organizers closed Sacramento’s annual mural festival with an event to unveil new work by Shamsia Hassani featured on the wall of the Sacramento News and Review office off Del Paso Boulevard. Hassani began painting walls in December 2010 and became Afghanistan’s first female street artist. Click here to read more (external link).