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  • October 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The US invasion of Afghanistan has further sunk the region in terrorism!
    RAWA.org: Fifteen years ago, the US and its allies bombarded our defenseless and helpless people, and occupied Afghanistan, under the pretext of “war on terror”. The US military intervention was undoubtedly the beginning of a new chapter of pain, suffering, and misery for our nation, as the Jehadi terrorists replaced the Taliban terrorists, and our country plunged into the abyss of fundamentalism, misogyny, corruption, insecurity, poverty, unemployment, drug trade, pillage of national assets, intervention of neighboring countries, and thousands of other catastrophes.      Full news...

  • September 13, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Girl Exposes the US
    Rising Kashmir: No veil, no dupatta, not even a scarf, Heela Faryal (not her real name), in her early twenties, came wearing a buttoned Purple long sleeved Kurta and straight black pants with silver slippers. Curious Karachi college girls went up to Heela- Afghanistan’s lone woman participant in a conference on women, but the latter swiftly turned, avoiding any selfies with the excited girls. It was not for her to exchange phone numbers or emails. She remained quiet even as her glowing face with a halo of dark curly hair on her shoulders failed to hide her youthful enthusiasm.      Full news...

  • September 9, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iranian police put Afghan refugees inside cages, on public display
    DW Dari (Translated by RAWA): The police of Sheraz city, Iran, put a number of Afghan refugees on public display inside steel cages as part of the police’s achievements. This action drew strong reactions from everywhere. Afghan parliamentarians protested the action calling it against human rights, human dignity, and international law.      Full news...

  • August 25, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    18-year-old Afghan girl beheaded by in-laws
    VOA Dari (Translated by RAWA): The girl named Raihana, from Sheikh Almand village of Ghor province, married a young man last year and moved to Jowand district of Badghis province. Abdul Hai Khatibi, the spokesman for the governor of Ghor said that the girl was killed by her brother-in-law, with help from his mother and sister.      Full news...

  • August 24, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    17-year-old Afghan girl tortured with hot iron rods and killed by in-laws
    VOA Dari (Translated by RAWA): A 17-year-old woman fell victim to domestic violence, after she was beaten by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, and burned to death. The incident occurred in Guzargahe Noor district of Baghlan province. Khadija Yaqeen, head of Women’s Affairs in Baghlan told VOA that the girl was named Hoorjamal, and she was living with her in-laws after her husband travelled to Iran.      Full news...

  • August 22, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Young woman burned to death in Afghan province
    Khaama Press (Translated by RAWA): A report from Nangarhar province states that a young woman was burned to death the night before in her house. The media offices of Nangarhar have reported that the incident had occurred in Behsood district. The woman was named Sheeba and the reason for her killing is still not known.      Full news...

  • August 1, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child marriage, still a challenge for Afghan girls
    VOA Dari (Translated by RAWA): More than half the girls in Afghanistan are married before the age of 19, about 40 percent are married at an age between 10 to 13 years, 32 percent at age 14, and 27 percent at age 15. These are the findings of the UNFPA which were published in a report titled “Invest in Teenage Girls for a More Just, Stable and Peaceful World” on the World Population Day.      Full news...

  • July 27, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    81% Afghans don’t have job security
    VOA Dari (Translated by RAWA): According to official statistics of the Afghan government, out of 7.2 million Afghans who have jobs, only 19 percent have job security, leaving 81 percent of them without job security. The statistics show that more than 26 percent of the youth qualified for work are unemployed and 400,000-500,000 qualified Afghans enter the job market every year.      Full news...

  • July 19, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Cruelties and crimes of warlords in Takhar province
    RAWA.org: On July 13, 2016, the people of Rostaq district of Takhar province protested against the crimes and savagery of warlords under the leadership of Pirum Qul (supported by Abdul Rashid Dostum) once more. Pirum Qul’s gunmen opened fire on the peaceful protest and injured a number of people, but the people are fed up and have sworn to continue their struggle against the current situation.      Full news...

  • July 13, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Brother sets sister on fire in Kabul
    Khaama Press (Translated by RAWA): A man in Kabul beat his sister severely and then set her on fire because her fiancé had not given her enough money during the Eid celebrations. The girl, who used the fake name Humaira, told the media that her fiancé had given her some money before Eid and when her brother found out about the small amount of money he had given her, he first beat her, then poured petrol on her and set her on fire.      Full news...




  • April 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Solidarity Party of Afghanistan protests against recent bloodshed by Taliban (PHOTOS)
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Members and supporters of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (SPA) staged a protest in Shahre Naw Park in Kabul today, to defend the blood of the victims of Badakhshan (the brutal killing of more than 30 soldiers by Taliban and ISIS in an attack on a check post), and Mazar (killing of more than 10 people in a courthouse attack by the Taliban), and to demand the freedom of 31 of our compatriots held hostage by the Taliban (in Zabul province).      Full news...

  • September 14, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The ISIS-style execution of 17 workers in Afghan province by Taliban
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Farah, a province in western Afghanistan along the Iranian border, is one of the most insecure provinces in the country. Its defenseless inhabitants are victims of the treacherous conspiracies of the warmongers every day. Besides the deadly poverty, instability and insecurity that plagues the people of this isolated province, they have witnessed countless instants of bombings by the occupier forces, mass killings and beheadings, suicide bombings, kidnapping of children, and the shooting of their working children by the mercenary Taliban and non-Taliban forces.      Full news...

  • August 6, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan woman kills 4 Taliban militants to protect child, before losing fight
    Various sources (Translated by RAWA): A woman known only as Uzra killed four Taliban members last Friday (August 1) in Nooristan province before being killed along with her toddler. According to a reporter from Fars News Agency in Kabul, Abdul Baaqi Nooristani, a top security official in Nooristan province told the media today, “A battle between a woman and Taliban militants continued for a few hours. Four militants were killed by her. She was killed at the end, along with her 3-year-old son.”      Full news...


  • 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...



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