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  • January 23, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girls forced to marry share their stories
    Amu TV:A research organization that asked not to be identified for security reasons said they have recorded at least 2,200 cases of forced marriages in the past year, of which 900 were girls married off to Taliban members. “I was not ready but was forced to marry” Shukria, from Balkh province, is being forced to marry after being stopped from attending university. She said her family insists she marries in order to prevent the Taliban from forcing her “to marry one of their members.”      Full news...

  • January 19, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At least 78 people die as winter temperatures plunge in Afghanistan
    CNN: At least 78 people have died in freezing conditions in Afghanistan in the last nine days, a Taliban official said Thursday, deepening a humanitarian crisis affecting millions of people now living under the control of the radical Islamist group. Shafiullah Rahimi, a spokesperson for the Taliban’s Ministry of Disaster Management, told CNN that along with the loss of human life, more than 77,000 livestock had also frozen to death in recent days.      Full news...


  • January 12, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Seven people flogged and jailed in Daikundi after fornication accusation
    Rukhshana: Four women and three men have been flogged and sent to jail in Daikundi province after the Taliban accused them of fornication. The Taliban provincial court found the seven people guilty of having sexual relations outside of marriage, and gave them various prison sentences ranging from 10 days to one-year imprisonment. Two reliable sources told Rukhshana Media that the court hearing was on Monday January 2. The people are known as Mohammad Paikarzada, Sadruddin, Amir Hussain, Mahtab, Gultaab, Fayeza and Raihana.      Full news...

  • December 10, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    75 People Publicly Executed, Flogged by Taliban in Past Two Weeks
    8am: The Taliban 2:0 have resumed public executions similar to their previous rule in the 1990s. The high-ranking officials of the Taliban personally attend the place of corporal punishment of the convicted civilians and invited spectators to watch the flogging. The order issued by Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban’s secretive leader, regarding the implementation of “Qisas punishment or retribution in kind” has been implemented in the last two weeks. So that in the span of two weeks, the Taliban have flogged 75 suspects in public and shot dead one suspect under the name of “retaliation or retribution in kind” by the hands of the victim’s father.      Full news...

  • December 5, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban publicly whip seven people, including a woman in Ghor
    Rukhshana Media: Seven people, including a woman, were publicly flogged by the Taliban for drinking alcohol, running away from home, and adultery in the provincial stadium in Ghor province on Sunday, December 4, local Taliban officials say. Taliban state-owned media, Bakhtar News Agency, reports that five people, including a woman accused of drinking alcohol and running away from home, were lashed 39 times while two others were lashed 27 times for adultery.      Full news...

  • November 28, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A young woman shot dead in Balkh
    Rukhshana: Unknown gunmen shot dead a young girl in district 9 of Mazar-e-Sharif today afternoon, November 28, local sources say. According to the sources, the incident happened around 1:00 PM in Naw Abad area of the city. The victim is identified as 24-year-old Habiba Rahimi, who was a doctor in a local hospital in the province.      Full news...

  • November 25, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Women Protesting in Kabul: “We will Never Surrender!”
    RAWANews: On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a group of Afghan women staged protest rally in Kabul despite restriction of misogynist Taliban on such gatherings. Women were chanting slogans “Raise up for your rights!”, “Woman, Life, Unity”, “Silence is a Shame”, “We will fight for our rights” etc…      Full news...

  • 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 15, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Children as young as 7 forced to marry Taliban members
    Zan Times: Shazia is seven years old, the age when Afghan children start school. But an education isn’t an option for Shazia, who lives in Kandahar city, the spiritual home of the Taliban. A month ago, her father forced her to marry a 22-year-old member of the Taliban, a relative tells Zan Times. “One day after the wedding, Shazia was whimpering and wanted to go back to her father’s house, but her in-laws did not allow her,” says the relation. The mullah imam who performed the wedding of this child says, “This marriage was done with the consent of the agents of both parties.”      Full news...

  • November 3, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Woman found dead in Kabul
    Rukhshana: The body of a woman was found under a rock in police district six of Kabul this morning, November 3, a local source said. A local source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the local residents informed the Taliban police district and they transferred the body from the area.      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 7, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan women protest Hazara “genocide” after Kabul bombing kills dozens
    France 24: A bomber blew himself up on Friday at a Kabul study hall as hundreds of pupils were taking tests in preparation for university entrance exams in the city’s Dasht-e-Barchi area. The western neighbourhood is a predominantly Shiite Muslim enclave and home to the minority Hazara community - a historically oppressed group that has been targeted in some of Afghanistan’s most brutal attacks in recent years.      Full news...

  • September 29, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban fire into air to disperse women’s rally backing Iran protests
    Yahoo News: Taliban forces on Thursday used gunfire to disperse a women’s rally in the Afghan capital supporting protests in Iran over the death of a woman in morality police custody. Both Afghanistan and Iran are run by hardline Islamist governments that enforce strict dress codes on women. Chanting the same “Women, life, freedom” mantra used in Iran, about 25 women protested in front of Kabul’s Iranian embassy before Taliban forces fired into the air, an AFP correspondent reported.      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 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 30, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    For women allies left behind in Afghanistan, life is hell
    Military Times: Narges Hussaini and her family traveled to Herat, Afghanistan, on August 13, 2021. As a former female employee with the Ministry of the Interior, she knew she could face retribution when her country fell to the Taliban. Her plan was to take her family with a group of smugglers across the border into Iran. However, a friend instead told her that they would have better luck escaping on the planes flying out of Hamid Karzai International Airport.      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...



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