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  • November 3, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Arrests Women Human Rights Activists and Journalists in Afghan Capital
    Khaama Press: According to sources, the Taliban arrested women journalists and activists in Kabul, including Zarifa Yaqoubi, one of the demonstrators who attended a press conference announcing the formation of the Afghan Women’s Movement for Equality, on Thursday, November 3. The gun-wielding Taliban forces including women police officers invaded a women’s press conference held in Dasht-e-Barchi, a Hazara neighborhood in west Kabul, arbitrarily arresting women activists, journalists, and their male colleagues, sources told Khaama Press.      Full news...


  • October 17, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Bar Women from Pursuing Certain University Subjects
    VOA: The Taliban have imposed yet more restrictions on girls’ education in Afghanistan as the group barred girls from choosing certain subjects in the country’s national university entrance exam this year. The form given to female students at the exam, received by the VOA Afghanistan Service, shows that female students did not have the option of choosing civil engineering, journalism, veterinary, agriculture and geology in this year’s exam held at the beginning of this month.      Full news...

  • October 6, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Nine things you need to know about the situation in Afghanistan right now
    OCHA: People in Afghanistan are no strangers to hardships, having endured 40 years of conflict, poverty, displacement, drought and the COVID-19 pandemic. The country is now also facing a failing health system and an economy on the brink of collapse. Even before the Taliban entered the capital, Kabul, on 15 August, the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan was one of the worst in the world. Nearly half of the country’s 40 million people, or 18.4 million people, already needed humanitarian assistance. One in three Afghans faces food insecurity, and more than half of all children under age 5 are likely to face acute malnutrition.      Full news...



  • September 10, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan girls protest against the closure of their school in Paktia
    ANI: Several human rights and education activists had urged world leaders in an open letter recently to mount diplomatic pressure on the Taliban to reopen secondary schools for girls in the war-torn country as the Taliban’s brutal regime in Afghanistan will soon complete a year in August. Young girls and women have been compromising with their aspirations as it has been almost 300 days since their development has been distorted, the activists said adding, that if this situation persists, their aims and hopes will suffer greatly, reported Khaama Press.      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...

  • 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...



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