The Independent (UK): Of the nearly 150 women I interviewed during my two-week tour, many complained that the Taliban routinely steal food. In a country mired in poverty and desolation, this insult cuts deep, particularly during the depths of the harsh northern winter. One woman described Taliban militants going door to door in her village, demanding
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 29, 2019 A UN report says violence against Afghan women, including honor killings, often goes unpunished despite state efforts to prosecute such crimes. The UN Human Rights Office and the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a May 29 report that the use of mediation in cases of
Khaama Press: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday announced the squad for the upcoming bilateral Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Afghanistan, including the batsman Mosaddek Hossain in the squad. The bilateral series will played in the format of Twenty20 International and will kick off from 3rd June. Click here to read more (external link). Other
Khaama Press: The Afghan government has appointed a woman (Munira Yousufzada) as the deputy governor of capital Kabul amid ongoing efforts to increase the role of women in the key leadership positions… The Independent Directorate of Local Governance informed regarding the appointment of another woman as deputy governor of Nangarhar province. According to IDLG, Habiba Kakar Qazizada
Ariana: Tribal elders and residents of Musa Khil district in Khost province have decided to fine with five thousand Afghanis as a punishment those families that prevent their daughters from going to schools. Manadeer Mangal a tribal elder told Ariana News that if we allow our daughters to go to schools and study especially medical section, the
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