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  • November 24, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Women Protest in Kabul on Eve of UN Day Against Violence
    AlARABIYA NEWS: More than a dozen Afghan women protested briefly in Kabul Thursday, calling for their rights to be recognized on the eve of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Afghan women have been squeezed out of public life since the Taliban’s return to power in August last year, but small groups have staged flash protests that are usually quickly shut down, sometimes violently.      Full news...

  • November 23, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban publically whip 12 people including three women in Logar
    Rukhshana: Twelve people, including three women, have been publicly whipped by the Taliban forces for alleged adultery and theft in a local stadium of Logar province, on Wednesday, November 23, Taliban local officials report.Ahamadullah Anas, the Taliban’s spokesperson for Logar police, says the Appeal Court sentenced them to 21 to 31 lashes in public. Mr. Anas says that nearly ten thousand people attended the trial.      Full news...

  • November 3, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Arrests Women Human Rights Activists and Journalists in Afghan Capital
    Khaama Press: According to sources, the Taliban arrested women journalists and activists in Kabul, including Zarifa Yaqoubi, one of the demonstrators who attended a press conference announcing the formation of the Afghan Women’s Movement for Equality, on Thursday, November 3. The gun-wielding Taliban forces including women police officers invaded a women’s press conference held in Dasht-e-Barchi, a Hazara neighborhood in west Kabul, arbitrarily arresting women activists, journalists, and their male colleagues, sources told Khaama Press.      Full news...



  • October 29, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Women Protesters Gather In Front of Schools in Kabul
    Afghanistan International: Afghan women protesters gathered in front of several schools in different areas of Kabul city and protested against the closures of secondary and high schools for girls. The women protesters held placards with the slogan “education without fear”. It has been reported that, among others, the Afghan women held these protests in front of Al Fath school in Macroriyan area and Maleka Sorraya school in the Taimani area of Kabul city.      Full news...

  • October 20, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Ghor woman found dead day before stoning order by Taliban
    Rukhshana: A young woman has been found dead in an alleged suicide one day before she was reportedly to be executed by stoning. Salima, 24, was sentenced to death by stoning last week after the Taliban arrested her with a man, Sirajuddin, who was not her family member. They were both from Dolina district and allegedly ran away from their homes on October 10 to get married. However, they were apprehended by Taliban forces, who shot and killed Sirajuddin.      Full news...


  • October 17, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Bar Women from Pursuing Certain University Subjects
    VOA: The Taliban have imposed yet more restrictions on girls’ education in Afghanistan as the group barred girls from choosing certain subjects in the country’s national university entrance exam this year. The form given to female students at the exam, received by the VOA Afghanistan Service, shows that female students did not have the option of choosing civil engineering, journalism, veterinary, agriculture and geology in this year’s exam held at the beginning of this month.      Full news...

  • October 6, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Nine things you need to know about the situation in Afghanistan right now
    OCHA: People in Afghanistan are no strangers to hardships, having endured 40 years of conflict, poverty, displacement, drought and the COVID-19 pandemic. The country is now also facing a failing health system and an economy on the brink of collapse. Even before the Taliban entered the capital, Kabul, on 15 August, the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan was one of the worst in the world. Nearly half of the country’s 40 million people, or 18.4 million people, already needed humanitarian assistance. One in three Afghans faces food insecurity, and more than half of all children under age 5 are likely to face acute malnutrition.      Full news...



  • September 24, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban strictness in Bamyan; the Religious Police speak to female students with a whip in hand
    8am: Female students in Bamyan are complaining about the Taliban’s strictness in enforcing good and forbidding evil. Insulting, humiliating, whipping and inspecting clothes under the pretext of not observing hijab are some of the things these students face. Female students complain about the harsh treatment of Taliban’s Religious Police and describe the way they are examined as “inhumane”; but women’s rights activists believe that Taliban officials want to discourage girls from continuing their education by increasing strictness.      Full news...

  • September 10, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Allegedly Mutilates Traffic Enforcer’s Ear in Central Afghanistan
    Khaama Press: The Taliban members reportedly mutilated a traffic enforcer’s ear in Aybak city, the provincial capital of Samangan province in central Afghanistan, after the traffic officer stopped their car to avoid traffic congestion. A video that has also been made public and is making the rounds on social media shows the traffic officer wearing a blood-stained uniform. The Taliban reportedly cut off the traffic officer’s ear after he stopped the vehicle transporting their troops to ease a traffic bottleneck.      Full news...

  • September 1, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    #JusticeForElaha Takes on Taliban Violence against Women
    Human Rights Watch: “After publishing this video, it’s possible that no one will see me again, I might die,” said Elaha Dilawarzai, an Afghan medical student, in a video that surfaced on social media on August 30. “It’s better to die once than to die a thousand times.” Khosty denied the allegations, saying he and Elaha have divorced and accused her of “insulting religious beliefs and practices and the Holy Quran.” He apologized – not to Elaha – but to the Taliban, for marrying without permission. On August 31, a Twitter account purporting to be the Taliban’s Kabul courts wrote that Elaha had been arrested on charges of defaming Khosty.      Full news...

  • September 1, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Shukriya Alkozai, female Afghan doctor was mysterious killed in Kabul
    Nimrokh: Today (Thursday, 1, Sep) while expressing sympathy with the family of Mrs. Alkozai, this council called her death a great and irreparable loss for the medical community of Afghanistan. A few days ago, sources from Kabul reported that Shokriya Alkozai, a gynecologist and obstetrician at the 102-bed Khairkhana hospital, was kidnapped by three women from her home in Khairkhana on Sunday night (28, August) and three days later, her body was found in the Panjsad family area of ​​Ghasabah in Kabul and buried.      Full news...

  • August 31, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Ex Taliban spokesperson Saeed Khosty accused of raping, torturing minor girl
    Daily News: A minor girl in Afghanistan, Elaha Dilwaziri, a student of Kabul University, has claimed that Qari Saeed Khosty, the former spokesperson of Taliban’s Interior Ministry forcibly married, tortured and raped her. Dilwaziri has made the claims in a leaked video that has gone viral on Twitter. Qari Saeed Khosty, meanwhile, has rejected the claim of rape and cited her “un-Islamic beliefs” as the reason behind divorcing her. While in the video the girl showed injury marks on her body, Khosty said that he “didn’t hit her”.      Full news...

  • August 24, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A year of Taliban rule: The shocking condition of Afghan women
    Deccan Herald: In August last year, when the Taliban fighters entered Kabul, educated Afghan girls messaged their friends, colleagues and relatives living in the country and abroad - "Get me out of this place; the Taliban will hang me!". The efforts to write letters and emails to obtain visas went in vain.A recent report by Save the Children shows that 46 per cent of girls have dropped out of school, and 26 per cent suffer from depression. The educated and empowered girls of Afghanistan feared that the issues of women's rights and protection were not being tabled in the ongoing talks between the US representatives and the Taliban in Doha. Even when Ashraf Gani was the Afghanistan president, women would raise concerns about security, freedom and education in media and international forums, sensing the inclusion of the Taliban in the political process. But women did not get heard.      Full news...


  • 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 14, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ‘I’ll be sacrificed’: The lost and sold daughters of Afghanistan
    Al Jazeera : Herat, Afghanistan – The last time Aalam Gul Jamshidi saw her daughter was the night the 16 year old was married off to a man more than twice her age. Aziz Gul looked radiant in a sequinned, white wedding dress and a bright yellow headscarf, but there was fear in her otherwise solemn expressions. “If I go there, I’ll be sacrificed,” her mother remembers her daughter pleading that night last October.      Full news...

  • August 13, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 7 Facts About Women’s Rights After 1 Year of Taliban Rule
    Global Citizen: Efforts to erase women and girls from everyday life in Afghanistan have only increased one year since the Taliban took over the government on Aug. 15, 2021. Women and girls continue to face restrictions on their basic human rights imposed by the Sunni Islamist militant group for the first time since 2001. Traces of two decades of women’s hard-earned rights hardly remain amid an economic crisis, drought, and oppressive mandates.      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...




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