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  • September 22, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Secret society campaigns for female rights
    The National: RAWA was founded in 1977 by a group of female Afghan intellectuals with the aim of building a government along democratic and secular lines. In the ensuing decades it has protested against foreign occupation and religious extremism, while carrying out such social work as running schools and medical services for refugees who fled to Pakistan. RAWA has never been able to operate openly in this deeply conservative society. Its leader was assassinated in the late 1980s and members now believe US-backed warlords and officials are among those who      Full news...

  • September 17, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A Young Afghan Girl is Injured After being Raped
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): Five people including a police commander of the security of Hazar Samch had gang-raped this girl who lived in her home with some children. This incident had occurred three nights backs to an 18-year old girl in the Hazar Samch district. The girl told one of the rapists that she had recognized him and he had intended to kill her with a bullet of his gun but she got away with an injury.      Full news...

  • September 4, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Embezzlement of 17 Million in the Kabul Municipality
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): In 2007, out of 42 million Afghanis earned from the tax of billboards, 17 million has been wasted by the Kabul Municipality. The Municipality has two statistics of the money earned from billboards in 2007. Mahtabuddin Ahmadi, head of the cultural facilitation sector said the income was 33 million whereas Wahabuddin Sadaat, deputy of facilitation of the city sector of the municipality, announced the amount to be 24 million.      Full news...

  • August 30, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Graph of self-immolation among Afghan women shows rise in Herat
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): In the present year, 47 cases of self-immolation have been reported in special burn hospital in Herat. Out of these, 42 of the cases had been death as a result of the burns. This shows the rise in the graph of self-immolation, compared to last year. Seema Shir Mohammadi said the reasons for self-immolation are domestic violence, lack of awareness of families about each others’ rights, poverty and unemployment.      Full news...



  • August 7, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan children raped with 'impunity,' U.N. official says
    CNN: The young Afghan girl sits in the center of the room, weeping. Using her hand and her blue scarf to hide her face, she recounts how she was brutally raped by five gunmen. The girl's tragic case is one of many in war-torn Afghanistan, activists say. "This is just an example among thousands of other cases," Shaima, a member of RAWA, tells CNN. "The rest go unnoticed by the media."      Full news...

  • August 3, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Naseer Fayyaz: Me and my family are in danger
    After my detention and release from the intelligence agency, I am feeling very scared. Only last night when I was reading Dari bulletin on our ATN channel, one of my colleagues in the station received a call from my brother at home informing that he has been witnessing some suspicious movements around my house. Over telephone he said that several armed persons with big turbans and suspected attire were moving around my residence. He told me not to go home because it could be threat to my life. And right from that time I have not visited my house; I am at a safer place provided by my employer ATN.      Full news...


  • July 29, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    RSF and CPJ call for the release of Naseer Fayyaz
    “Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Mohammed Naseer Fayyaz, the host of the programme Haqeeqat (The Truth) on privately-owned Ariana TV, who was arrested yesterday by members of the Directorate for National Security (DNS) at the government's behest." "The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that Afghan television reporter Mohammad Naseer Fayyaz was detained one day after his television station aired a documentary that was critical of some cabinet members and their ministries.”      Full news...





  • 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 3, 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 25, 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 13, 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...



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