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  • June 25, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    RAWA News: A man named Farid, resident of Kabul was prosecuted publicly for stealing a sack of flour. Farid said that he had to earn for a family of thirteen and has done this act out of poverty. He said, “I had no work for 15 to 30 days. After about another 15 days I stole this to feed my children. I was desperate and forced to do so because of my family.”      Full news...

  • June 24, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Daily Payman: A father raped his 13-year old daughter in Herat. Gulabshah raped his daughter, 13-year old Freshta, after severely beating his wife and forcing her out of the house. Freshta says, “My father tied my feet and mouth and raped me after throwing my mother out of the house.”      Full news...

  • June 24, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    PAN: A young girl was raped in Raghistan district of Badakhshan province. 17-year old Razia claimed that 40-year old Altaf Al-Rahman had raped her several times three days back. She told PAN that she wanted justice and the punishment of the rapist but didn’t give any further details.      Full news...


  • June 21, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Thousands of Families in Zaranj are Faced with Water Scarcity
    PAN: Thousands of families in the south and north of Zaranj (capital city of Nimroz) are faced with shortage of drinking water and most of them have to buy water. More than 20 thousand people in the south of the city of Zaranj have been facing shortage of water for the past ten days. They demanded the solution for this problem urgently.      Full news...

  • June 13, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesters in Kabul: Aid will not help Afghanistan when criminals are in power
    Hundreds of families of the war victims in a show off protest in front of the UN office called upon president Hamid Karzai and the UN to bring to justice those responsible for three decades long war in the country killing millions of innocent people. Referring to the Paris conference they said hundreds of millions of aid is poured into Afghanistan, but no considerable progress can be seen in the reconstruction of the country.      Full news...

  • June 7, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    More than Six Million Children in Afghanistan Face Problems
    PAN: More than six million children in the country face problems such as smuggling, abduction, performing harsh jobs and get no education. He said that all governmental organizations should pay serious attention to administer justice for children, make education available, make health services accessible, make better their financial conditions and prevent the smuggling of children.      Full news...

  • June 4, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    PAN: A husband in Baghlan province, who had been married only for three nights, slaughtered his wife. Officer Abdul Hameed, the commander of the Security Police of the First District of Pulkhumri said that last midnight, Khwaja Farooq had cut his wife’s throat with a pair of scissors and when the police had arrived few hours later and surrounded his home, he had escaped.      Full news...

  • June 2, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Connection of Some Afghan Authorities with Armed Groups
    BBC Persian: UN has accused some governmental authorities for having connections with armed, irresponsible groups. According to Afghan authorities and UN, till now more than 300 irresponsible armed bands of have been dissolved but there are about 2000 others in the country. UN and the Defense Ministry of Afghanistan said that most of these groups are involved in terrorist activities, smuggling of drugs and planned crimes.      Full news...

  • June 2, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bad Conditions of Displaced in the North of Afghanistan
    BBC Persian: Thousands of villagers of the Balkh province in North Afghanistan have settled in a desert near the Sholgira River after losing their cattle and cultivating lands. These villagers have come to this river (which is in the south of Mazar-e-Sharif) in groups from the villages of Alabraz so that “at least they have access to water”. They have either come on foot or on their animals like donkeys.      Full news...

  • May 28, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    PAN: Not observing the pause between births, early marriages, not going to healthcare centers, being in contact with other diseases are the causes of increase in the number of women with tuberculosis in the country. According to the information of the Ministry of Public Health, last year about 40,000 women had this disease and about 8,500 of them died. 70% of the people with this disease were women.      Full news...


  • May 25, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Innocent Civilians Killed and Imprisoned by US Forces in Helmand
    Tolo TV: Some representatives of Helmand province in the Parliament say that military operations of the American forces have been taking place in this district in the past two weeks and the forces have also killed and imprisoned civilians. These representatives demanded serious attention from the government regarding the matter. The civilians in Garmsir District of Helmand Province are living in terrible conditions.      Full news...

  • May 25, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Tolo TV: Drought in Northern Afghanistan killed nine people in Samangan province. According to reports no welfare organizations inside or outside Afghanistan have helped these people as yet. Meanwhile, the local authorities have asked aid organizations and the authorities in the capital to pay serious attention to the families in this province or Northern Afghanistan will face huge disasters.      Full news...

  • May 24, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A Young Boy Committed Suicide in Kabul Due to Poverty
    RAWA News: A young boy in Kabul committed suicide by eating 100 Phenobarbatone tablets. The neighbors said that he was the bread winner of a very large family and also had the responsibility of feeding his orphan nieces and nephews. One person said, “Because there were no jobs he was left unemployed. This is a major problem and our government has the responsibility to provide jobs for our youngsters."      Full news...

  • May 12, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pajhwok Afghan News (Translated by RAWA): A family handed over two of its children to another family because they were unable to feed them. The father named Bashir Ahmad lives in Ashaba village in Jabl Saraj District of Parwan province. He said, “I announced my poverty in the Jamay Qal-e-Naw Mosque in Bagram District and some time later a man called Abdul Raziq came and agreed to take away my children and look after them.”      Full news...



  • May 2, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A Poor and Starving Afghan Family Sold Children to Survive
    Tolo TV: In Kabul a family was forced to sell two of their children to buy themselves food. This poor family which lived in a shabby house on a hill was forced to sell its children because of hunger and poverty. This family has six small children and their father is the only bread winner in the family.      Full news...

  • April 3, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    RAWA: Forceful seizure of the properties of the people is a crime that has been committed by most of the warlords of Afghanistan in the last three decades. On December 12, 2007 powerful commanders of General Dostum’s Junbish-e-Milli Islami named Commander Kamal and Haji Payinda Mohammad grabbed about 500 acres of land of the people of Zayee tribe of the Said Abad District, Sar-e-Pul province. The actual owners who were about 500 families were forced to move out of the area.      Full news...

  • March 30, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ATN: An 8-year old girl was raped in the Takhar province. General Ziauddin Mahmoodi, the commander of the police of Takhar said that the man involved has been arrested and is in the custody of the police now. Dr. Ashrafuddin Aini, head of the Civil Hospital of Takhar said that the 8-year old is admitted in this hospital and is under treatment.      Full news...

  • March 22, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    PAN: A 16-year old girl was kidnapped by unknown armed men in the Nahreen District of Baghlan province. The parents of 16-year old Guldana claimed that she had been kidnapped by a group of five unknown, armed men in the middle of the night in the New City area.      Full news...

  • March 14, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Women Want Warlords in the Dock
    Internationalen Weekly: Undeterred by the “international community’s” political exigencies, the Afghan woman has not given up her struggle for peace, democracy, liberation as well as her right to education, health and work. Nowhere, perhaps nowhere in the world, one finds a woman as keen for education as an Afghan woman. And embodiment of this struggle is RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Woman of Afghanistan. Alerting the world since 1977 to the sufferings and struggle of Afghan woman, RAWA is the only woman, if not political, formation to have survived 30 years of Afghan war. An achievement in itself. ‘There is no organization on earth like it’, says John Pilger.      Full news...



  • February 21, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gang-rape of young girls in Northern Afghanistan
    RAWA News: A young girl was gang-raped, yet again, in Northern Afghanistan by three men. Bashira, a fourteen year old student of the sixth grade who had come to the city on Feb.18, 2008 to get the aid which was being distributed, was gang raped by three men in Sarpul province.      Full news...

  • February 18, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    RAWA: On February 12, 2008, Amina the daughter of Said Gul of Khushk Aaba Village in Khaksafed District of Farah province was sentenced to death in a field trial by the local clerics Scholars Council of the village for running away from her home with a stranger. Her husband and other close relatives approved of the punishment.      Full news...


  • February 15, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Nose and ear of Nafisa was cut off by her husband (with photos)
    RAWA: Nafisa is hospitalized with her child in a local hospital in Herat province in Western Afghanistan. She says her husband attacked her like a hungry tiger and bat her nose and then cut off her ear by a knife. She showed her child who is also burnt by her husband. Nafisa says: “I’ve lived ten painful years with my husband and he always beats me…. My husband also poured hot water over my child and she is also seriously injured.”      Full news...



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