News from the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
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  • March 2, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Huge blast kills little girl in Kabul, leaves other kids wounded
    AP: A large explosion in the eastern part of Afghanistan’s capital city on Friday morning killed at least one person, a young girl, and wounded 15, Afghan officials said. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said the blast occurred in the eastern neighborhood of Qabil Bay, in an area that is home to a police station, the government’s customs offices and some guest houses.      Full news...

  • February 23, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Horrifying: woman beaten publicly in northern Afghanistan (Translated by RAWA): On February 1, 2018, a 22-year-old woman named Suraya was beaten publicly in Rabaat Amdeen village of Chah Aab district in northern Takhar province. The woman’s husband is living in Iran, and the woman was accused of having relations with another man. Based on this accusation, Faiz, a local commander and one of Bashir Qanet’s (belonging to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hezbe-Islami or Islamic Party) thugs, ordered her to be beaten brutally in public, in a mock court ruling.      Full news...

  • February 21, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Alleged Summary Executions by Special Forces
    HRW: The Afghan government and US military should investigate reports that Afghan special forces summarily executed civilians in Kandahar province during military operations from January 31 to February 1, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. Security personnel found to be responsible for abuses, including failing to report possible war crimes, should be held accountable.      Full news...

  • February 1, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Growing up too fast in Afghanistan
    Al Jazeera: Confronted with a seemingly innocuous question about what he remembers of his deceased father, 14-year-old Khudai Nazar flinched as tears began to stream down his face, betraying his otherwise calm demeanour. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Startled by his own reaction, the teenager tried to shield his grief by lowering his head onto his forearms.      Full news...