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  • 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 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...

  • April 20, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Prominent Afghan high school targeted by deadly bombings
    The Washington Post: KABUL — At least six people were killed and 11 injured by two explosions Tuesday morning outside a large public school in western Kabul, police and school officials said. The death toll was expected to climb, as witnesses and survivors said scores of people had been injured and taken to nearby hospitals. The back-to-back blasts struck at the heart of the capital’s minority Shiite Hazara community, just outside the prominent Abdul Rahman Shahid school, where dozens of students were leaving after morning classes.      Full news...

  • April 19, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: School bombings a ‘reprehensible attack’ on religious and ethnic minorities
    Amnesty International: Responding to the deaths of at least six people and the injury of 11 others, including children, following bomb blasts in schools in predominantly Hazara Shiite communities in Kabul today, Samira Hamidi, Amnesty International’s South Asia Campaigner, said:“These reprehensible attacks on schools highlight the violence that Afghan people continue to face in their daily lives. It also shows that the Taliban, as the de-facto authorities, are failing to protect civilians, especially those from ethnic and religious minority groups, from harm.      Full news...



  • March 29, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban’s latest rules: Parks segregated by sex, media access cut, men’s grooming policed
    Global News: The Taliban have issued even more restrictive edicts in Afghanistan, after recent news that the all-male government would prevent girls from attending school after Grade 6, and that women would be disallowed from boarding flights without male chaperones. After the U.S. and NATO evacuated their troops from Afghanistan in mid-August and the country slipped back under Taliban control, the international community has waited to see if this new government would revert back to how the Taliban ruled in the late 1990s.      Full news...

  • March 26, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Women protest against girls’ schools’ closure in Kabul
    Khaama Press: A small group of women took to the streets of Kabul on Saturday, March 26, 2022, to protest against the Taliban’s announcement banning teenage girls from going to schools. The female protestors said access to education is an alienable right of humans and girls likewise the rest of the boys in Afghanistan have the right to get educated.      Full news...

  • March 23, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesting students in Kabul: Closing persecution schools is the right of a generation
    Etilaat-e-Rooz: A number of students have rallied in Kabul to protest the Taliban’s decision to block girls’ schools. Those who gathered in a house today chanted slogans such as “No religion restricts education and the ban on educating girls is blatant gender discrimination.” The students urged the Taliban not to be hypocritical about male and female students. They say closing schools is persecution for a generation.      Full news...


  • May 9, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul attack: Blasts near school leave more than 50 dead
    BBC: The explosions took place as students were leaving the building on Saturday, with pictures on social media showing abandoned school bags in the street. Most of the victims were girls, a ministry of education spokeswoman said.No-one has admitted carrying out the attack in Dasht-e-Barchi - an area often hit by Sunni Islamist militants.      Full news...

  • February 10, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan girls’ high school severely damaged in airstrike and fighting
    Norwegian Refugee Council: Recent fighting between Afghan security forces and armed opposition groups has destroyed a girls’ high school in Faryab province in Northern Afghanistan. The destruction of the school has robbed more than 3,000 students of their classrooms.“The recent fighting shows yet again the high risks and dangers for students in Afghanistan wanting to receive an education,” said Astrid Sletten, Afghanistan Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).      Full news...

  • November 2, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Attack on Kabul University by ISIS gunmen leaves 22 dead
    The Guardian: At least 22 people were killed and 22 wounded after Islamic State-affiliated gunmen stormed Kabul University as it was hosting a book fair attended by Iran’s ambassador to Afghanistan, taking hostages and fighting gun battles with security forces for more than five hours. The Afghan government has declared Tuesday a national day of mourning following the attack.      Full news...

  • October 24, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deadly Explosion Hits Kabul Tutoring Center
    The New York Times: KABUL, Afghanistan — A deadly explosion struck a tutoring center in Kabul on Saturday, puncturing a relatively peaceful period in the Afghan capital even as violence has spiraled upward in the countryside. Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry, said at least 24 people were killed and 57 others wounded in the attack. He said the explosion happened in an alley leading to an educational center called Kawsar-e Danish.      Full news...

  • September 11, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Queen Soraya of Afghanistan: A woman ahead of her time
    ARAB NEWS: LONDON/KABUL: Born in exile, she died in exile. But during the 10 controversial years she spent as queen of Afghanistan, Soraya Tarzi gave the women of her country a tantalizing glimpse of an emancipated future which, a century on, has yet to be fully realized.      Full news...

  • August 13, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    School sets on fire in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province
    The KHAAMA PRESS: Armed men have set on fire a school in the Taleqan city of northern Takhar province, an official said. Armed men have set on fire a high school named Abu Osman Taleqani, located in the provincial capital at around 3:30 on Thursday morning, Jawad Hijri, a provincial spokesperson told Khaama Press.      Full news...


  • June 18, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    School Closures Hurt Even More in Afghanistan
    On May 28, 2020, Human Rights Watch launched a survey to learn more about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on students, parents and caregivers. As of June 6, people in 54 countries had completed the survey; it’s still open here—please fill it out! The following dispatches highlight some of the themes that have come through most strongly, and we’ll keep adding to this page. The survey is helping us identify issues of concern and hear from people experiencing them—any data is not intended to be representative of the experiences of the broader population.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girls School Torched In Kabul
    TOLOnews.com: A school was set on fire by Taliban militants in Shakardara district in Kabul Province early on Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement. The Boi Hazar Nasiri Girls High School is located in a village in Shakar Dara district, 25 kilometers to the north of the city of Kabul.      Full news...

  • June 19, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Zero Girl Graduated from Helmand Schools in Last 18 Years
    Ariana News: No single female student has been graduated from high schools in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan during the last 18 years. According to the local officials, even there are no schools for girls in some districts of the province. Ataullah Afghan, a member of the Helmand provincial council said that except the provincial capital and Gerishk district, schools are not open for girls in other districts of the province.      Full news...

  • May 28, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    In Afghanistan, attacks against schools have tripled in one year
    UN News: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that much greater protection for educational facilities was needed across Afghanistan where attacks against schools have increased three-fold in just one year. The call coincides with the third International Conference on Safe Schools, taking place this week in Mallorca, Spain.      Full news...

  • June 7, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: School Scandal
    Al Jazeera: After the Taliban’s fall from power, there was great hope that Afghanistan’s girls would finally get the chance to get an education. Yet 17 years on, most Afghan girls are still out of school, despite the international community donating billions of dollars in aid. Critics point to corruption within the country’s education system, lack of oversight by donors and social attitudes that remain deeply discriminatory against girls.      Full news...

  • October 19, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan fourth-worst place in the world for girls’ education: report
    Foreign Policy: Around 130 million girls don’t go to school every day. ONE, a global organization that fights extreme poverty, is trying to fix that by finding out where the problem is the worst. Their new report ranks the 10 worst nations in the world for girls to get an education. Nine of those are in Africa. The other? Afghanistan — a place where the United States has poured massive funds for education since overthrowing the Taliban there in 2001.      Full news...

  • October 17, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    HRW: Two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school
    Human Rights Watch: Afghan government and international donor efforts since 2001 to educate girls have significantly faltered in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Sixteen years after the US-led military intervention in Afghanistan ousted the Taliban, an estimated two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school.      Full news...

  • November 20, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    90% Of Women In Rural Areas Can’t Read Or Write
    TOLOnews.com: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) director and representative in Afghanistan, Patricia McPhillips, on Sunday said 90 percent of women and 63 percent of men in the country’s villages are not able to read or compute. Addressing the Award Ceremony of the 2016 Bibigul UNESCO Literacy Prize, she said the number of those who cannot read, write or compute is more than 11 million.      Full news...



  • August 31, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Schoolgirls Run Gauntlet of Abuse
    IWPR: Zarlashta still dreams of graduating from school and going on to university, but she was forced to end her studies in the 11th grade. Each day as she made her way to Kandarhar’s Malalay High School she had to run a gauntlet of abuse from men who taunted and sexually propositioned her along the way.      Full news...

  • August 17, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Rise in Military Use of Schools
    HRW: Afghan security forces are increasingly using schools as bases during military operations in Taliban-held areas, putting children at risk and depriving thousands of an education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Afghan government should take immediate steps to curtail security force use of schools for military purposes.      Full news...




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