News from the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
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  • December 1, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    RAWA photo report from a camp of IDPs in Balkh province
    RAWA team surveyed a camp of displaced people in Nahre-Shahi district of Balkh province in Northern Afghanistan. Lack of security, poverty, unemployment and pressure of Taliban forced around one million people across Afghanistan to leave their villages and gather in suburbs of big cities under deplorable conditions. While most non-governmental and international aid organization have stopped their operations in Afghanistan, starvation threatens the life of millions in the coming winter. Children and women are in higher risk.      Full news...

  • November 30, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban’s Reign of Terror Belies Promise of Amnesty
    Associated Press: Despite the promised amnesty, Taliban commanders are executing and forcibly “disappearing” soldiers, policemen, and intelligence officials of the previous regime, says Human Rights Watch. Taliban fighters have summarily killed or forcibly “disappeared” more than 100 former police and intelligence officers since taking power in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday. The group pointed to continuing retaliation against the armed forces of the ousted government despite an announced amnesty.      Full news...

  • November 30, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A Glimpse Over Herat, Under Taliban’s Medieval Reign
    RAWA News:After the infamous Doha agreement between the United States and the Taliban led by Zalmai ‘Zalilzad’, we witnessed that most parts of Afghanistan were handed over to the Taliban within a few weeks and all of Herat’s districts were no exception, including Qala-e-Islam port. The illusional war and the government’s delusive pretense of the so-called “defense”, lasted only two weeks in the outskirts of the city.      Full news...

  • November 29, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban accused of killing a man in Helmand over a critical note on Facebook
    Etilaat-e-Roz newspaper: Relatives of a young man named Navid Ahmad in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, confirm that he was killed by Taliban forces for a critical post on Facebook. Sharif Sharafat, Navid Ahmad's brother, said in a Facebook post that the Taliban had taken him away from home on Thursday last week, and then they found his dead body in a hospital on Sunday.      Full news...

  • November 25, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The government of fear does not last
    Daily 8am: Since the fall of Kabul on August 15, a new round of assassinations and terrorist attacks has begun in the country. The military and employees of the former government were the main victims of these assassinations. They have no security anywhere in Afghanistan. Assassinations of soldiers, tribal elders and civilians are reported daily from different parts of the country.      Full news...

  • November 24, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Marijuana Production Legalized in Afghanistan
    BBC News: The Taliban government's interior ministry has announced that Cpharm, based in Australia, is set to invest $ 450 million in setting up a hashish factory in Afghanistan. "All cannabis products in Afghanistan will be legally contracted only with this company," said ministry spokesman Saeed Khosti. A spokesman for the Taliban's interior ministry told Cpharm that the project would require 30 acres of land to cultivate cannabis.      Full news...

  • November 24, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Three young girls were injured in Faryab
    Etlaat-e-Rooz: Local Taliban officials in Faryab province confirm that three young girls in the province have been wounded in the chest by their brothers. Shamsullah Mohammadi added that the girls have now been transferred to Faryab Provincial Hospital for treatment. He explained that the girls were first taken from their residence in the third district of Maimana by their two brothers and another person to an area on the outskirts of the city, and then wounded with a shotgun.      Full news...

  • November 20, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Girls at increasing risk of child marriage
    UN News: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received credible reports of families in Afghanistan offering daughters as young as 20 days old for future marriage in return for a dowry. In a statement released on Friday, the agency’s Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, said that she was “deeply concerned” over reports that child marriage is on the rise.      Full news...

  • November 18, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan ‘on the brink of catastrophe’: UN envoy
    AlJazeera: The UN envoy for Afghanistan says the country is “on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe”, urging the international community to find ways to provide financial support to the Afghan people, who “feel abandoned”. Deborah Lyons said an estimated 60 percent of Afghanistan’s 38 million people are facing crisis levels of hunger in a food emergency that will likely worsen over the winter.      Full news...

  • November 13, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A surgeon who helps burned Afghan women is now in hiding, afraid for her life
    NPR: At 32 years old, Dr. K is old enough to remember the first time the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 1995. She was 7 when girls were banned from school. "For years, my mother ensured that we continued our studies in secret classes conducted by women teachers in their homes," she says. Inspired by her mother, who worked as a gynecologist, she enrolled to study medicine after the fall of the Taliban in 2001. By 2016, she had become a surgical resident at the country's only burn center, in the western province of Herat.      Full news...

  • November 4, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ‘Empty Shell’: Extreme Depression, Suicidal Thoughts Haunt Afghan Women Under Taliban Rule
    Radio Liberty: 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 who were studying at Herat University.She also earned money as a journalist at a local radio station.But now, despite Taliban promises to let women receive an ed      Full news...

  • November 3, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Targeted killings; four Afghan women shot dead in Mazar-e-Sharif
    Independent Persian: Relatives of a woman activist say that corpses of their daughter and three other girls are found in a pit near the Khalid ibn al-Walid town in Mazar-e-Sharif. One of the victims is Forouzan Safi, a 30-year-old woman. Forouzan was active in civil and advocacy activities for women and taught at a private university in Mazar-e-Sharif.      Full news...

  • November 2, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Dozens Killed in ISIS Attack on Military Hospital in Afghanistan’s Capital
    The New York Times: At least 25 people were killed and more than a dozen were wounded during an attack by the Islamic State on a military hospital in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday, according to local officials, with gunfire and explosions echoing throughout the city into the afternoon. The attack, which included armed gunmen and at least one suicide bomber, targeted the 400-bed Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan military hospital in one of Kabul’s more affluent neighborhoods, where both wounded soldiers who fought for the former government and Taliban fighters were being treated.      Full news...