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  • August 14, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan under Taliban a killing ground for women: Some victims of the past five months
    RAWA News: Afghanistan under the brutal rule of the Taliban is a big prison and slaughterhouse for its women and girls. The past one year was a complete catastrophe for Afghan women in every field of life. However, Afghan women were in the forefront of the fight for justice and their rights. Despite being suppressed, tortured and jailed, they continue to voice their opposition to Taliban and their foreign masters. We have listed few out of hundreds of women killed in the past five months that have been reported in the Afghan media:      Full news...

  • August 13, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Female protesters beaten by Taliban fighters during rare Kabul rally
    The Guardian: Taliban fighters beat female protesters and fired into the air on Saturday as they violently dispersed a rare rally in the Afghan capital, days before the first anniversary of the hardline Islamists’ return to power. Since seizing control on 15 August last year, the Taliban have rolled back the marginal gains made by women during two decades of US intervention in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • August 9, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Inside Afghanistan's secret schools, where girls defy the Taliban
    AFP: Nafeesa has discovered a great place to hide her schoolbooks from the prying eyes of her disapproving Taliban brother -- the kitchen, where Afghan men rarely venture. Hundreds of thousands of girls and young women like Nafeesa have been deprived of the chance of education since the Taliban returned to power a year ago, but their thirst for learning has not lessened.      Full news...

  • July 26, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban’s ‘suffocating crackdown’ destroying lives of women and girls – new report
    Amnesty International: The lives of women and girls in Afghanistan are being devastated by the Taliban’s crackdown on their human rights, Amnesty International said in a new report published today. Since they took control of the country in August 2021, the Taliban have violated women’s and girls’ rights to education, work and free movement; decimated the system of protection and support for those fleeing domestic violence; detained women and girls for minor violations of discriminatory rules; and contributed to a surge in the rates of child, early and forced marriage in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • July 26, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Taliban’s Neighbors Fear Afghanistan’s ‘Boiling Pot’ of Terrorism
    Foreign Policy: The Taliban’s failure to make the leap from insurgency to governance is coming under scrutiny this week as they meet with representatives of countries that are growing increasingly concerned that after almost year in power, the extremists have again transformed Afghanistan into a global terrorist haven. The July 25-27 conference in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, follows the latest report on Afghanistan by the United Nations Security Council, which contains alarming details on the activities of terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, now enjoying the Taliban’s protection in Afghanistan. The report indicated that Afghanistan has essentially reverted to the state it was in before Sept.      Full news...

  • July 20, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Report highlights multiple human rights violations and abuses under Taliban
    UN news: The de facto authorities have limited dissent by cracking down on protests and curbing media freedoms according to the report. The report condemns arbitrary arrests of journalists, protestors, and civil society activists. “The rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of expression and freedom of opinion, are not only fundamental freedoms, they are necessary for the development and progression of a nation”, said Fiona Frazer, UNAMA Chief of Human Rights.      Full news...

  • July 18, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban 2.0: The End Game for Afghan Sikhs and Hindus?
    THE DIPLOMAT: It is unlikely that Afghan Sikhs and Hindus, age-old minority communities in Afghanistan, will survive the Taliban’s second time in power. The religious intolerance prevalent in Afghan society and rising security challenges posed by the Islamic State Khorasan (ISK), together with the exodus facilitated by the international Sikh NGOs, might end an era in Afghanistan sooner or later.      Full news...

  • July 10, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan, Pakistan emerge as lethal platforms for narco-terrorism
    ANI: Afghanistan and Pakistan have emerged as unsavoury joint ventures comprising several arms and narcotics traffickers, insurgent groups, Islamist entities and organized crime syndicates, according to experts. The Asialyst article talked about the Haqqani network and its proximity to the Pakistani intelligence services while adding that it materializes the link between the world of crime and the nebula of radical terrorism.      Full news...

  • July 7, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Taliban Execute, ‘Disappear’ Alleged Militants
    Human Rights Watch: Taliban security forces have summarily executed and forcibly disappeared alleged members and supporters of an Islamic State offshoot in eastern Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said today. Since the Taliban took power in August 2021, residents of Nangahar and Kunar provinces east of Kabul have discovered the bodies of more than 100 men dumped in canals and other locations.      Full news...


  • July 2, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Taliban Religious Police in Balkh: female students are not allowed to travel to the provinces without male escort
    Etilaat-e-Rooz: A number of female students in Balkh University, who are from other provinces, say that the officials of the Taliban do not allow them to travel to their provinces without muharram –male escort. According to them, the Taliban have forced back some students from the road.A representative of the students of one of the provinces, who does not want her identity to be revealed, told Etilaat-e-Roz that the Taliban did not allow the girls who live in the government hostels to go to their homes without a muharram.      Full news...

  • June 23, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban arrested a female teacher in Balkh
    Etilaat-e-Rooz: Sources in Balkh say that Taliban have arrested a female teacher in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital, for allegedly violating the hijab.Today (Thursday; June 23, 2022), a source told Etilaat Roz that the woman was arrested two days ago and her fate is still unknown. According to the source, this woman is called Ustad Mobina and is a teacher of Sultan Razia Girls’ School.      Full news...

  • June 20, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan goes from bad to worse
    Washington Examiner: Desperation among Afghans from all walks of life is again on the rise. Prices continue to spike, donor fatigue has hit nongovernmental organizations hard, and Taliban rulings affect economic participation. Leslie Merriman has been distributing food packages to Afghan special immigrant visa applicants since September. At her latest food drop, delivery personnel were swarmed by hordes of hungry Afghans.      Full news...


  • June 17, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    30 Female Students Arrested by Taliban From Takhar University
    8am: Local sources in Takhar province told Hasht-e Subh that Taliban fighters have arrested 30 female students who were living in Takhar university’s hostels on charges of leaving the hostel without Taliban permission. Sources in Takhar University say the students took a Friday break to go to a park for fun.      Full news...

  • June 17, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Statistics of Afghan women mortalities in April and May 2022
    Jinha Agency: KABUL - Every time we visit social media or interact with people in different provinces, we are sadly informed of the murder and suicide of women in different parts of Afghanistan. With the takeover of the Taliban, these killings have increased more than ever. The victims range from mothers with children to girls two or three years old. The main reason for each killing, according to Taliban officials, is unknown.      Full news...


  • June 15, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan facing ‘the darkest moments’ in a generation
    UN news: “In the wake of years of conflict, and since the takeover by the Taliban in August last year, the country has been plunged into a deep economic, social, humanitarian and human rights crisis,” said High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet.She admired the courage of Afghan women in demanding their inalienable rights while facing a “critical” situation under increasingly repressive Taliban codes of conduct.      Full news...

  • June 13, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    From Occupying High-Ranking Positions in the Government of Afghanistan to Living in Luxury and Extravagance Abroad
    Khaama Press: According to The Wall Street Journal, some key Afghan officials and their families spent millions of dollars in the final years of the war on luxurious mansions in the United States and other countries, and when they fled the rising violence in Afghanistan. Some officials who held senior roles during former President Ashraf Ghani’s administration, which began in 2014, are now residing in “mansions along California’s coast”, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of public records, interviews, and other evidence.      Full news...

  • June 9, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban announced new severe restrictions in Kandahar
    BBC: Abdul Rahman Taybi said that women should not take a taxi without a muharram or male escort and stressed that women are not allowed to sit next to a taxi driver. Speaking at a news conference in Kandahar, Mr Taybi said music and singing are “absolutely forbidden” and that television and radio stations would not be allowed to broadcast music from today.      Full news...

  • June 7, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Shot Dead a Brother and Sister in Baghlan
    8am: The Taliban gunmen have shot dead a brother and sister in Baghlan province, sources in the province reported. On Monday night, the Taliban fighters raided the house of Mehrabuddin, a resident of Khost district, arresting and torturing his son named Sohrab for affiliation with the National Resistance Front, according to sources. Sources have stated that during the torture of Sohrab, his 17-year-old sister threw herself on her brother in order to protect him, as a result of which the Taliban shot dead both of them.      Full news...

  • June 5, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The body of a woman was found in a water well after three months in Balkh
    Afghan Women News Agency: 33-year-old Rita, who was killed by her husband and her brothers-in-law, had her head, arms and legs amputated and buried in a well. She was found three months later after searching by her brothers. Mohammad Asif Waziri, a spokesman for the Balkh Police Command, said that her name was Rita and that she had been killed by her husband and her brothers-in-law three months earlier due to family problems, had her head and limbs amputated and buried in a water well.      Full news...

  • May 29, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Women Protest in Afghan Capital Against Taliban Rights Restrictions
    Gandhara: Chanting “Bread, work, freedom,” some two dozen women took to the streets of the Afghan capital of Kabul on May 29 to protest against the Taliban’s harsh restrictions on their rights. The Taliban has rolled back women’s rights since returning to power in August 2021. Girls have been banned from school beyond the sixth grade in most of Afghanistan. In March, the Taliban ordered girls’ high schools closed on the morning they were scheduled to open.      Full news...

  • May 27, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Scatters Women’s Protests in Kabul
    8am: A dozen of women launched a demonstration against the closure of education doors to girls and obstructing the right to work for women in Kabul, Afghanistan. According to sources, while women protestors were chanting the slogans, the Taliban fighters scattered the march by shooting.      Full news...

  • May 26, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Former female radio host among nine killed in Mazar-e-Sharif explosions
    Rukhshana: At least nine civilians were killed and 15 wounded in Wednesday’s back-to-back explosions which targeted passenger vehicles in Mazar-e-Sharif city in northern Afghanistan, confirmed reports said. All victims were members of ethnic Hazara and religious Shia community, including Maryam Madadi, a former female journalist. Madadi worked at Rabia Balkhi radio station in Balkh, according to Mobina Saiee, the radio station’s former manager.      Full news...

  • May 19, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ’Naughty women’ should stay home, says secretive Taliban official
    CNN: Sirajudin Haqqani, a secretive Taliban leader, spoke to CNN in an on-camera interview aired Tuesday. He said "good news" is in store for Afghan girls who want to attend secondary school. At the same time, he joked that the Taliban wants to “keep naughty women at home.” When asked to clarify his comment, Haqqani said: “By saying naughty women, it was a joke referring to those naughty women who are controlled by some other sides to bring the current government into question.”      Full news...

  • May 19, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban say female Afghan TV presenters must cover faces on air
    Al Jazeera: Taliban authorities in Afghanistan have told television broadcasters to ensure that female presenters working in local stations cover their faces when on air, a government official said.The order follows a recent directive from Taliban authorities that Afghan women must cover their faces in public and is seen as the latest sign of a possible return to the Taliban’s ultraconservative rule of the past and an escalation of restrictions on women that are causing anger at home and abroad.      Full news...

  • May 17, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: The secret girls school defying the Taliban
    BBC: Hidden away in a residential neighbourhood is one of Afghanistan’s new “secret” schools - a small but powerful act of defiance against the Taliban.Around a dozen teenage girls are attending a maths class. “We know about the threats and we worry about them,” the sole teacher tells us, but she adds, girls’ education is worth “any risk”.      Full news...


  • May 10, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan women protest Taliban decree to cover faces
    CNA: KABUL: About a dozen women protested in the Afghan capital on Tuesday (May 10) against the Taliban’s new edict that females must fully cover their faces and bodies when in public. Afghanistan’s supreme leader and Taliban chief Hibatullah Akhundzada issued a mandate over the weekend ordering women to cover up fully, ideally with the traditional all-covering burqa.      Full news...



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