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  • November 25, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Women Protesting in Kabul: “We will Never Surrender!”
    RAWANews: On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a group of Afghan women staged protest rally in Kabul despite restriction of misogynist Taliban on such gatherings. Women were chanting slogans “Raise up for your rights!”, “Woman, Life, Unity”, “Silence is a Shame”, “We will fight for our rights” etc…      Full news...

  • November 24, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Women Protest in Kabul on Eve of UN Day Against Violence
    AlARABIYA NEWS: More than a dozen Afghan women protested briefly in Kabul Thursday, calling for their rights to be recognized on the eve of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Afghan women have been squeezed out of public life since the Taliban’s return to power in August last year, but small groups have staged flash protests that are usually quickly shut down, sometimes violently.      Full news...

  • 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 7, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan women protest Hazara “genocide” after Kabul bombing kills dozens
    France 24: A bomber blew himself up on Friday at a Kabul study hall as hundreds of pupils were taking tests in preparation for university entrance exams in the city’s Dasht-e-Barchi area. The western neighbourhood is a predominantly Shiite Muslim enclave and home to the minority Hazara community - a historically oppressed group that has been targeted in some of Afghanistan’s most brutal attacks in recent years.      Full news...

  • September 29, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban fire into air to disperse women’s rally backing Iran protests
    Yahoo News: Taliban forces on Thursday used gunfire to disperse a women’s rally in the Afghan capital supporting protests in Iran over the death of a woman in morality police custody. Both Afghanistan and Iran are run by hardline Islamist governments that enforce strict dress codes on women. Chanting the same “Women, life, freedom” mantra used in Iran, about 25 women protested in front of Kabul’s Iranian embassy before Taliban forces fired into the air, an AFP correspondent reported.      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 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...

  • 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 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 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...


  • April 17, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pakistan Air Strikes Continue to Face Strong Reactions
    Tolo TV: On Friday night, the Pakistani air strikes targeted civilians in Esperai district in Khost, killing dozens of people. Strong reactions continue at national level against Pakistani military’s air strikes and rocket attacks on Afghan provinces with many blaming Pakistan for violation of Afghanistan’s sovereignty.      Full news...

  • April 14, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Women and Journalists are Targets of Violence in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan, Report Says
    The Intercept: EIGHT MONTHS AFTER a U.S.-supported government in Afghanistan was defeated by the Taliban, violence against civilians and politically motivated violence persist in the country even as incidents have become harder to report and verify amid an intensifying information blackout, a report published today reveals. Journalists and women, particularly those participating in or covering demonstrations in opposition to Taliban rule, have been increasingly targeted, as have members of the former government and security forces.      Full news...

  • April 8, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban arrested 11 protesting women in Bamyan
    8am: Sources in Bamyan province confirm that the Taliban have arrested 11 women in the province on charges of disrupting the group’s support program.The sources told the 8am newspaper on Thursday that 11 women have been detained by the Taliban since Saturday. According to these sources, first three people who had lowered the Taliban banners were arrested and then eight others were arrested on charges of disrupting the program.      Full news...

  • April 6, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girl students in Bamyan tore down banners of Taliban in protest
    Etilaat-e-Rooz: Local sources in Bamyan province say female students tore down Taliban banners in response to a “staged” support program. This happened three days ago in Bamyan. According to sources, Bamyan University officials had asked female students to participate in a women’s rights program at the Bamyan Sports Stadium, but when the girls attended the program, they realized that the program was not in support of women’s rights, but in support of the Taliban.      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...


  • February 12, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban have detained 29 women and their families in Kabul
    The Guardian: The Taliban have detained 29 women and their families in Kabul, a senior US diplomat said on Saturday, adding to concerns about rising numbers of people seized and held indefinitely in Afghanistan. Rina Amiri, US special envoy for Afghan Women, Girls and Human Rights, said that women were among 40 people seized on Friday. “These unjust detentions must stop,” she said in a tweet.      Full news...

  • February 7, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Alleged killing of a civilian by the Taliban in Kabul sparks protest
    Etlat-Rooz: Residents have staged a protest following the killing of a civilian in Kabul’s Mirbacheh Kot district. The incident took place this evening (Monday, February 7) in the “Sarai Khaja” area of Mirbacheh Kot district of Kabul and the victim was a shopkeeper. Protesters carried the body on the Parwan-Kabul highway, chanting “Death to the Taliban!” slogan as the road closed to traffic.      Full news...

  • February 3, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Female activist latest to be “arrested” by Taliban after protests
    BBC: An Afghan female activist has been forcibly taken from her home, the latest in a string of alleged arrests by the Taliban. A source told the BBC that authorities had arrested Mursal Ayar at her home in the capital Kabul on Wednesday. Ms Ayar is the sixth woman to have been taken by the Taliban in the past weeks, the BBC understands. The Taliban has denied detaining the women. A spokesman said they were looking into Ms Ayar’s case.      Full news...

  • February 1, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Six women’s rights activists still missing in Afghanistan
    UN News: “We are gravely concerned for their well-being and safety”, Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the High Commissioner for Human Rights, told journalists at a regular press briefing in Geneva. Despite the de facto authorities’ announcement on Saturday of an investigation into the disappearance two weeks ago of these individuals, “there is still no confirmed information on their whereabouts”, she added.      Full news...

  • January 28, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan women living under Taliban fighting for their rights six months after insurgent takeover
    BBC World Service: Sheila Dost holds back tears as she tells me about the day she brought her two young children to demonstrate against Taliban restrictions on girls’ education. “I asked my children to put on burial shrouds and told them we may get killed today but we have to accept that because if it means it’ll bring some kind of change, then it’ll be worth it.”Before the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in August, the mother of three was a teacher at a secondary school.      Full news...

  • January 20, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban launch raids on homes of Afghan women’s rights activists
    The Guardian: Taliban gunmen have raided the homes of women’s rights activists in Kabul, beating and arresting female campaigners in a string of actions apparently triggered by recent demonstrations.Tamana Zaryabi Paryani and Parawana Ibrahimkhel, who participated in a series of protests held in Kabul over the last few months, were seized on Wednesday night by armed men claiming to be from the Taliban intelligence department.      Full news...

  • December 28, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Taliban dispersed women protesters in Kabul with firing shots into the air
    BBC Persian: A group of women demonstrated in Kabul to protest the killing of former Afghan soldiers and strict Taliban rules. The women chanted “Justice, justice, we are tired of crime, we are tired of captivity, we are tired of ignorance, long live humanity.” They called for “a rule of law.” They protested the Taliban's mistreatment of former militants despite a general amnesty.      Full news...




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