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  • August 14, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan under Taliban a killing ground for women: Some victims of the past five months
    RAWA News: Afghanistan under the brutal rule of the Taliban is a big prison and slaughterhouse for its women and girls. The past one year was a complete catastrophe for Afghan women in every field of life. However, Afghan women were in the forefront of the fight for justice and their rights. Despite being suppressed, tortured and jailed, they continue to voice their opposition to Taliban and their foreign masters. We have listed few out of hundreds of women killed in the past five months that have been reported in the Afghan media:      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...

  • July 20, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Report highlights multiple human rights violations and abuses under Taliban
    UN news: The de facto authorities have limited dissent by cracking down on protests and curbing media freedoms according to the report. The report condemns arbitrary arrests of journalists, protestors, and civil society activists. “The rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of expression and freedom of opinion, are not only fundamental freedoms, they are necessary for the development and progression of a nation”, said Fiona Frazer, UNAMA Chief of Human Rights.      Full news...

  • July 18, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban 2.0: The End Game for Afghan Sikhs and Hindus?
    THE DIPLOMAT: It is unlikely that Afghan Sikhs and Hindus, age-old minority communities in Afghanistan, will survive the Taliban’s second time in power. The religious intolerance prevalent in Afghan society and rising security challenges posed by the Islamic State Khorasan (ISK), together with the exodus facilitated by the international Sikh NGOs, might end an era in Afghanistan sooner or later.      Full news...

  • July 2, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Taliban Religious Police in Balkh: female students are not allowed to travel to the provinces without male escort
    Etilaat-e-Rooz: A number of female students in Balkh University, who are from other provinces, say that the officials of the Taliban do not allow them to travel to their provinces without muharram –male escort. According to them, the Taliban have forced back some students from the road.A representative of the students of one of the provinces, who does not want her identity to be revealed, told Etilaat-e-Roz that the Taliban did not allow the girls who live in the government hostels to go to their homes without a muharram.      Full news...


  • June 17, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    30 Female Students Arrested by Taliban From Takhar University
    8am: Local sources in Takhar province told Hasht-e Subh that Taliban fighters have arrested 30 female students who were living in Takhar university’s hostels on charges of leaving the hostel without Taliban permission. Sources in Takhar University say the students took a Friday break to go to a park for fun.      Full news...


  • June 9, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban announced new severe restrictions in Kandahar
    BBC: Abdul Rahman Taybi said that women should not take a taxi without a muharram or male escort and stressed that women are not allowed to sit next to a taxi driver. Speaking at a news conference in Kandahar, Mr Taybi said music and singing are “absolutely forbidden” and that television and radio stations would not be allowed to broadcast music from today.      Full news...

  • May 19, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ’Naughty women’ should stay home, says secretive Taliban official
    CNN: Sirajudin Haqqani, a secretive Taliban leader, spoke to CNN in an on-camera interview aired Tuesday. He said "good news" is in store for Afghan girls who want to attend secondary school. At the same time, he joked that the Taliban wants to “keep naughty women at home.” When asked to clarify his comment, Haqqani said: “By saying naughty women, it was a joke referring to those naughty women who are controlled by some other sides to bring the current government into question.”      Full news...

  • May 7, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Taliban order Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public
    Reuters: Afghanistan’s Taliban government ordered women on Saturday to cover their faces in public, a return to a signature policy of their past hardline rule and an escalation of restrictions that are causing anger at home and abroad. A decree from the group’s supreme leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, said that if a woman did not cover her face outside home, her father or closest male relative would be visited and face potential prison or firing from state jobs.      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...

  • February 20, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Taliban banned establishment of literacy classes in homes
    Etilaat-e-Rooz: The Taliban’s Ministry of Guidance, Hajj and Endowments has banned “establishment of educational circles in residential houses" by literacy institutes and banned adult women from teaching in "religious schools located in mosques.” The Taliban Ministry of Guidance, Hajj and Endowments recently announced this in a letter to a number of literacy institutes in Kabul and the provinces. The letter also emphasizes that girls and boys can not study in a mixed class.      Full news...


  • January 4, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban orders Afghan shopkeepers to behead mannequins
    The Independent: The Taliban reportedly instructed mannequins in Afghan clothes shops to be beheaded, claiming the dolls infringe Islamic rules.Afghanistan’s Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice is said to have made the order in the western province of Herat. Commentators noted the new rules will lead to yet more difficulties for firms, many of whom are already finding it hard to stay afloat under the Taliban’s new regime.      Full news...

  • December 26, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    No long-distance travel for women without male relative: Taliban
    Al Jazeera English: In Afghanistan, the Taliban authorities say women seeking to travel long distances should not be allowed on road transport unless they are accompanied by a close male relative. The guidance issued on Sunday by the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, which also called on vehicle owners to refuse rides to women not wearing headscarves, has drawn condemnation from rights activists.      Full news...

  • September 19, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul government’s female workers told to stay at home by Taliban
    The Guardian: Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said on Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers. The decision to prevent most female city workers from returning to their jobs is another sign that the Taliban, who overran Kabul last month, are enforcing their harsh interpretation of Islam despite initial promises by some that they would be tolerant and inclusive.      Full news...