Tolo News: Girls interviewed by TOLO news expressed concerns over the closing of schools and said that they have been struggling with mental stress due to this issue. They called on the Islamic Emirate to reopen the schools as soon as possible. The girls’ schools beyond grade six have been closed for nearly 270 days.
Tolo News: Health officials in Badakhshan province say that around 30 people who attempted to commit suicide have been brought to the hospital in the past three months. Homayoun Forootan, head of the Badakhshan Provincial Hospital, added that most of the patients are women. Two have died and others have been rescued. “In total, there
Tolo News: Female students above grade six say the closing of their schools is causing them mental health trouble. The students said they are counting the seconds until school will be reopened. Saeeda, a student in grade 10, said she dreams of being a doctor in the future. Saeeda said she is afraid to not
By Ron Synovitz RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi November 4, 2021 Life has become a nightmare of despair for 22-year-old Maryam Rezaei since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan less than three months ago. In early August, before the Taliban stormed into her neighborhood in the western city of Herat, Rezaei was among more than 10,000 women
The Guardian (UK): It’s nearly two weeks since Australian defence force chief Angus Campbell released the Brereton report, alleging war crimes perpetrated by Australians in Afghanistan. Two immensely difficult and challenging weeks not just for the ADF but for Afghan-Australians. Click here to read more (external link).
By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska VOA News May 27, 2020 HERAT, AFGHANISTAN – Farhad Karimi’s eyes fill with tears as he recalls the events of August 1, 2017. It was a warm Tuesday evening and he was attending prayers in the Jawadia mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, along with his 18-year-old brother and a college friend. Suddenly, a large
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 19, 2019 Almost two-thirds of Afghan children have been impacted by the ongoing conflict in the war-wracked country, the British-based Save the Children charity says. Children affected by the conflict lost a family member, witnessed battles or attacks, or sustained conflict-related injuries, the charity said in a report published on November 19.
The Guardian (UK): Human Rights Watch has raised alarms over the lack of mental health support in wartorn Afghanistan, where more than half of the population is experiencing psychological distress. The advocacy group said that, despite the high prevalence of psychological and mental health conditions, the Afghan government is failing to provide adequate help, with fewer than
1TV: Women are more vulnerable to the illness as the number of women who suffer from mental illness is double than that of men, said Wahidillah Mayar, a spokesman for health ministry. According to psychologists, there are 120 types of mental disorders, but Afghans suffer mostly from anxiety and stress. Click here to read more (external
The National (UAE): According to the International Psychological Organisation, 70 per cent of the country’s 37 million population is in need of mental health support… of the estimated 3,000 Afghan suicides every year, 80 per cent are women. Many Afghan girls are forced to marry young. From childhood, far too many face violence – or the threat