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  • February 10, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Woman beaten to death by husband
    RAWA News: Bulbul Bismillah, who lived in Bangi in Takhar province, was killed by her husband on January 30, 2014. Her sister gave the details of her death and marriage, “She was 25 years old and had been married for two years. She had one child. We had not been in contact with her for a while because her husband did not allow anyone to visit them. We bought them gifts and cloths but her husband returned them...      Full news...

  • December 14, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Man cuts wife’s nose and lips
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): Officials in Afghanistan’s western Herat province have said that a man cut his wife’s nose and lips with a knife. Sami Wafa, the governor’s spokesman told BBC that the incident had occurred in Injil district near central Herat.      Full news...

  • November 28, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Two women found hanged from tree, naked
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): Local officials of Logar province in south eastern Afghanistan say they have found two female corpses. Din Mohammad Darwesh, the spokesperson of the Logar governor told BBC that yesterday, November 27, the bodies of two women were found hanged from a tree in the Baraki Barak district of this province.      Full news...


  • September 25, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Three Afghan ministers arrested in Nepal for assaulting woman
    Afghanpaper.com (Translated by RAWA): An authentic source at the Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan told our honorary correspondent this morning (Monday) that three government ministers were imprisoned for assaulting a Nepali woman. Ghulam Farooq Wardak, the Education Minister, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, the Minister of Finance, and Wais Barmak, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, were all...      Full news...

  • January 16, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A 15-year old Girl raped in Directorship Department of Women’s Affairs
    VOA Dari (Translated by RAWA): Officials in a human rights office in Daikundi province say that a 15-year old girl was raped in the Directorship Department of Women’s Affairs of this province. Six guards of this office have been arrested on suspicions of being involved. It is not yet clear whether the girl was gang-raped or raped turn by turn, but local authorities have said that her condition is not serious.      Full news...

  • January 3, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ‘My husband would tie my hands and feet and flog me’
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): Manizha is a 20-year old woman from Moqor area of southern Ghazni province who revealed to BBC how she was constantly tortured by her husband. She was kept in the basement of her home for weeks with her hands and feet tied up. Her husband would beat her with sticks, chains, and even a whip. Manizha’s half-dead body tells her sad tale.      Full news...

  • December 26, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US Special Forces Accused of Raping Afghan Women During Raid
    Afghanpaper (Translated by RAWA): Special forces of the US army raided houses of villagers and separated the men and women of 15 families living in this village. They then raped a number of these women. According to a report in the political section of the Afghanpaper, authentic reports given by the people state that special US forces raped a number of women in a village of Afghanistan, after attacking it.      Full news...

  • December 23, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A 6-year old Boy Raped in Kunduz province
    Azadiradio.org (Translated by RAWA): A 6-year old boy was raped in the Imam Saheb district of Kunduz province. Amaanuddin Qureshi, the district chief, told Liberty Radio (Dari) that Mohammad Siddique was raped the night before by his cousin who was more than 20-years old.      Full news...

  • December 22, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Sabera: I was flogged 101 times
    Azadiradio.org (Translated by RAWA): Sabera, a girl who was flogged in Ghazni province for having illicit relations with a boy, has criticized the government, National Assembly and the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. She said that none of these bodies have followed her case. After days of waiting, I finally got to talk to Sabera, this young girl who was flogged by local elders of the Jaghori district, Ghazni.      Full news...


  • October 2, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Dead woman found with nose, ear cut off
    Killid Group (Translated by RAWA): Violence against women has always existed but is now appearing in new methods. Amputation of ears, nose and fingers are the new methods of violence emerging nowadays. In the most recent such incident, security forces brought a dead woman to Herat Regional Hospital, whose ear and nose had been cut off.      Full news...

  • July 30, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Family of Afghan girl raped and killed by local strongmen demands justice
    BBC Persian & BBC Radio (Translated by RAWA): A year after the rape and murder of a young girl in northern Afghanistan, her family claims the perpetrators of these crimes threaten them and have burnt down their home. The parents of the girl have fled from their home in Rostaq district of Takhar province, along with seven of their children and come to Kabul to follow the case of their daughter.      Full news...

  • May 29, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A young woman hung to death by husband
    Killid Group (Translated by RAWA): A young woman was hung to death by her husband in Ghazni province according to a report of Radio Killid. Shukria Wali, head of the Women’s Affairs of Ghazni, confirmed the news and told the radio that Halima, who was 35-years old, was killed the night before in the Tawghi Sang Masha village of Jaghori district. She said the reason for the murder was domestic violence and her husband was in police custody.      Full news...

  • May 2, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Senate wants the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan to be put on trial
    Salam Watandar (Translated by RAWA): In today’s session of the senate, the head and its members criticized the protest of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan against the 27th and 28th April, that was held the day before. Hundreds of SPA members condemned the perpetrators of the 27th and 28th April revolutions in their demonstration, and demanded the prosecution of the Jehadi leaders and commanders, members of the Khalq and Parcham parties and the group of Taliban.      Full news...

  • March 15, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Activists Want US Out, No Deal with Taliban
    RealNewsNetwork.com: Sonali Kolhatkar is a founding Director of the US-based solidarity organization, Afghan Women’s Mission, which raises funds for social and political women-led projects in Afghanistan. She is co-author of the book, "Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence". She is also the host and Executive Producer of Uprising, heard on KPFK Pacifica Radio.      Full news...

  • February 29, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Brutal honor-killing of an innocent girl by strongmen
    RAWA News: Nasreen, a young girl was murdered by local strongmen on February 25, 2012 in Anchagal village, Naray district in Kunar province. The killing was over family disputes that were not made clear. Three years ago the same people shot her with an AK-47 which severely injured her but her brother, Nematullah, saved her by taking her to a hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan.      Full news...

  • November 29, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISAF kills three women in Zheray district
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): As a result of the firing of mortars by ISAF forces, three women were killed in one home and two others injured in another. Haji Mohammad Sarwar Khan, one of the tribal elders of the Zheray district, told PAN on 29th November that the incident took place two days back in the Nalghaam village of the district.      Full news...

  • October 2, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Sharia Law has led to the legislation of child marriage in 6 countries
    RAWA News: While Sharia law courts have created a lot of controversy in Britain, they would be even more controversial if people found out that Sharia has led to the legalisation of child marriage in 6 countries. As the vast majority of people seem to be unaware of Sharia’s child marriage dimension, this article only uses mainstream media articles, the UN, a major opinion poll company’s Sharia law polling data...      Full news...


  • June 28, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Two small children and a woman raped in Takhar
    AzadiRadio.com (Translated by RAWA): It has been reported from Takhar province that two small girls and a woman had been raped by armed men and some commanders in the past 15 days. Family members of the victims say the rapists were local armed men and commanders and the government has not arrested them.      Full news...

  • June 14, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    This Time the American and German Invaders Took Lives in Takhar
    Payam-e-Zan: This time, the American invader forces that have no other mission rather than killing and massacre of our innocent compatriots through bombardment and blind firings, turned Takhar province, north of Afghanistan, into slaughter ground. On May 27, 2011, around 11 o’clock in the night, four helicopters landed in Gomali Village of Taliqan, capital city of Takhar, and started house search.      Full news...

  • April 16, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    10-Year Old Afghan Girl Claims She Was Raped
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): A small girl, present in the administration of the Women’s Affairs of Sar-e-Pul, claimed she was raped by two of her uncles, but health officials say it has not been confirmed yet and further medical examinations are needed to prove the claim. 10-year old Nazanin, claimed that one year back her two step uncles raped her, and her paternal grandparents tortured, beat and poured hot oil on her.      Full news...

  • April 6, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Two women hung in Jowzjan province of Afghanistan
    Afghanistan Today (Translated by RAWA): General Abdul Aziz Ghairat, the police chief of Jowzjan, gave news suicide committed by two women, saying, “The first woman named Gul Bibi, wife of Abdul Ghafar of the Qorm Qila village of Mardian district, hung herself with a rope at seven in the morning at her home.” The second incident, he said, took place in the city of Jowzjan in the Chetgiri area...      Full news...

  • March 8, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    People in Kunduz rise against the cruelties of local militias
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): A number of people in Kunduz claim that local militias take their money and mobile phones forcefully and in some cases even beat them up. They say that although this province has been cleared of armed anti-government forces, the people will distance themselves from the government if things continued this way, thus paving the way for the insurgents to return. The people demanded the government to dissolve this illegal force.      Full news...


  • February 16, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A young girl killed by powerful locals in north Afghanistan
    TOLOnews.com (Translated by RAWA): President Hamid Karzai has strongly condemned the killing of a young girl in Takhar province in a newspaper. The office of the president told a newspaper that the president has ordered the National Security Council, ministries of internal affairs, administration of National Security and local officials in Takhar, to arrest the people involved hand them over to the law.      Full news...

  • February 6, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iranian regime mutilated bodies of dead Afghan workers
    Radio Azadi (Translated by RAWA): Recently, bodies of some Afghan workers in Iran have been brought back to Ghor province in Afghanistan. The examination of the bodies shows that they have been cut and sewn back for unknown reasons. The relatives of the dead claim that maybe these operations have been performed to remove and sell the internal organs of the workers.      Full news...

  • August 8, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Hang a 47-year Old Woman
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): Armed Taliban hung a 47-year old woman in the Qaadis District of Badghis Province. This was reported to PAN by Mullah Muhammad Yousuf, one of the local commanders of the Taliban in the Qaadis Khordak area of Badghis Province, this morning (August 8th). He said that the woman named Baidi Sanam, resident of the Qaadis Khordak in Qaadis District, was hung for the crime of getting pregnant.      Full news...

  • July 31, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    2300 Women and Girls Commit Suicide in Afghanistan Each Year
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): A recent research in Afghanistan shows that the number of women committing suicide in the country has been increasing. Faiz Mohammad Kakkar, the advisor of the president of Afghanistan in healthcare matters who took part in this research said that the reason for 90% of the suicides were acute depression or mental illnesses.      Full news...



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