Tolo News: Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has again expressed major concern over the rise in child marriages in the country. The commission on Sunday strongly criticized the absence of a political will to combat the growing trend and called on the government to serve justice on those guilty of the practice. Click here to read
Tolo News: “Up to 600 cases of violence against women have been registered across the country. The majority of the cases are physical assault and family violence,” Minister of Women Affairs Dilbar Nazari said. “To eliminate violence, we need to expand cooperation between the ministries of Women Affairs, Hajj and Religious Affairs and of Education. The ministries
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty By Farangis Najibullah and Mustafa Sarwar April 11, 2016 Anew documentary that explores the rights of women in Afghanistan features a clip in which a member of parliament appears to threaten his female interviewer with rape. Now, he is demanding an apology. The apparent threat from leading cleric and lawmaker Nazir Ahmad Hanafi
Khaama Press: A video purportedly showing parts of an interview with the Afghan MP and Cleric Qazi Nazir Ahmad Hanafi has put him under fire as the video has rapidly gone viral on the internet. The video shows a female foreign reporter asking questions from Qazi Hanafi regarding violence against women. Hanafi harshly asks the reporter to stop
Tolo News: Badakhshan Women’s Affairs Department has said that the non-implementation of violence against women bill has been the main reason behind the surge. Domestic violence, trying of women in open courts by the armed opponents and other illegal groups, forced marriages, sexual abuse and honor killings are among the main cases of violence against women in
1TV: An Afghan woman whose nose was sliced off by her husband few weeks ago has arrived in Turkey for further treatment. Ramazan Arkin, a plastic surgeon, explained that the woman’s nose was cut from deep adding it could be recovered following several stages of surgical operation. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Victim of domestic violence Riza Gul has called on Afghan officials to send her abroad for better treatment after her husband chopped her nose off two weeks ago. Riza says that she can not breath properly and feels pain all over her body. The tragedy has also affected her psychologically. “I can not breath and feel
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan January 19, 2016 Officials in Afghanistan’s northwestern province of Faryab say a young woman in a remote village has had her nose cut off by her husband. A photograph of the woman posted online has sparked anger in Afghanistan, with activists demanding punishment for the attacker. Hospital officials in the provincial capital