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  • February 20, 2024 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Unidentified Armed Individuals Gun Down a Woman in Balkh Province
    Afghan Women News: Local sources in Balkh province report the shooting of a young woman by unidentified armed individuals in the province. According to the sources, the body of a woman who had been shot was discovered in the village of Kol Ambu in the Balkh district of Balkh province on the morning of Monday, February 5. According to an informed source, this woman was shot by unidentified armed individuals around 4 a.m. Her identity and the motive behind her murder are not yet clear.      Full news...

  • February 6, 2024 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Taliban and the Global Backlash Against Women’s Rights
    Human Rights Watch: In the last two and a half years after regaining power in Afghanistan, the Taliban, have created the world’s most serious women’s rights crisis. They have systematically violated the rights of women and girls including as they relate to education, paid employment, freedom of speech and movement, and political participation among many others. The response of the international community has been tepid and seems to lack an appreciation of how the situation in Afghanistan has grave implications for the rights of women and girls globally. More needs to be done to prevent this from developing any further and to reinforce global commitment to gender equality.      Full news...

  • February 1, 2024 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suffocating Afghan women
    Dawn News: ALMOST two years after they seized control of Kabul, the Afghan Taliban are still engrossed in suffocating Afghan women. Education for girls in secondary school and women in university was banned a while ago. Then a ban was imposed on women working in NGOs, adding to the restrictions on women working for the government. This plethora of curbs eliminating and erasing women from the public sphere was not enough for the Taliban. Recently, women working in beauty parlours came to work to find out that the faces of women on signs advertising their parlours had been erased.      Full news...

  • January 31, 2024 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UNSC: Al-Qaeda sets up training camps in Afghanistan provinces
    Khaama Press: According to the report published on Tuesday, January 30th, al-Qaeda has managed to maintain a “holding” position under the rule of the Taliban, leading to tensions between the Taliban and some al-Qaeda leaders due to the Taliban’s efforts to restrict the group’s activities in Afghanistan.The United Nations Security Council had previously expressed concerns about the presence of terrorist groups and their activities in Afghanistan. The latest report from the council indicates that al-Qaeda lacks the operational capacity to organize large-scale attacks with its remaining members.      Full news...

  • January 19, 2024 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US Admits Sending $40 Million Weekly to Afghanistan Amid Controversy
    Khaama Press News:The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) reported on Friday, January 19th, citing the United Nations Office (UNAMA) that this cash is held in a dedicated account at a private bank and is not transferred to the Central Bank under the Taliban control. However, critics argue that the Taliban still influence how this money is spent. In June 2023, a reliable source at the Central Bank of Afghanistan under Taliban control confirmed that $40 million packages of humanitarian aid are being sent to Kabul, but the Taliban no longer publicizes this news through the media.      Full news...

  • December 30, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Veiled rebellion: Female medical students go underground in Afghanistan
    Al Jazeera: After five years of medical training, Lima, 28, should be one year into her residency as a doctor, perfecting her diagnostic skills. Instead, she takes temperatures and administers injections, tasks she has been doing at an emergency room in Kabul for three months now. While this is not the work she expected to be doing at this point in her career, she’s happy to at least be doing this.“Being at the hospital means I can stay close to my field.It helps me to stay connected to it,” Lima told Al Jazeera over the course of several telephone calls. She is identified by her first name only for safety reasons.      Full news...

  • December 27, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ‘Dying every two hours’: Afghan women risk life to give birth
    Arab News: KHOST, Afghanistan: Zubaida traveled from the rural outskirts of Khost in eastern Afghanistan to give birth at a maternity hospital specializing in complicated cases, fearing a fate all too common among pregnant Afghan women — her death or her child’s.She lay dazed, surrounded by the unfamiliar bustle of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF)-run hospital, exhausted from delivery the day before, but relieved.Her still-weak newborn slept nearby in an iron crib with peeling paint, the child’s eyes lined with khol to ward off evil.      Full news...

  • December 14, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    One in Three Children in Afghanistan to Enter 2024 Facing Crisis Levels of Hunger
    Save the children: Almost 8 million children in Afghanistan – or one in three - will enter the new year facing crisis levels of hunger as increasingly freezing conditions threaten communities already reeling from drought, earthquakes, and economic hardship, said Save the Children. New figures[i] released today by the IPC, the global hunger monitoring system, predict an increase in the number of people experiencing crisis or emergency levels of hunger in Afghanistan during the winter months, although the situation has improved compared with the same period last year.      Full news...

  • December 6, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Human Rights Activist Nabila Rahimi Arrested by the Taliban Group
    Afghanistan Women News: Local sources in Takhar province report the detention of Nabila Rahimi, a human rights activist and trainer of health programs of a contractor organization with United Nations development programs, by the Taliban. According to the sources, Nabila Rahimi was arrested from her work place on Wednesday, November 22 after being beaten by Taliban forces. One of Nabila’s relatives confirmed her arrest on Saturday, November 25, 2023, and said that Nabila was arrested by Taliban forces due to continuing her activities from the area of ​​Oil Selling Road, Taloqan city, Takhar province.      Full news...

  • December 5, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The situation of imprisoned women’s rights activists under severe torture by the Taliban
    Afghanistan Women News: After gaining power in Afghanistan, the Taliban group systematically, violently and cruelly treats women. This extremist group forcefully imposes that women must be kept in their homes and are not allowed to leave the house and be in the community. The Taliban group is specifically targeting and harassing women’s rights activists who have fought against the group in various fields in the past. Taliban forces persecute them by keeping in prisons, enduring tortures and beatings.      Full news...

  • December 1, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Hosna Sadat, the former TV presenter, committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of her block
    Afghanistan Wmen News: Hosna Sadat, the former presenter of Khurshid private TV, ended her life by jumping from the fourth floor of a building in Qala-e-Fathullah area of ​​the 10th district of Kabul. A number of Hosna Sadat’s friends called the reason for her suicide to escape from the hands of the Taliban and said that last night the Taliban had invaded her house, she had to jump from the fourth floor of her residential building to save herself and eventuated to committing suicide.The news of Hasna’s suicide has become public today, Friday, December 1.      Full news...

  • November 22, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Women’s tailoring banned in Herat, specialized women’s market closed in Balkh
    Khama Press: Sources from Herat confirm that the Taliban administration has prohibited women’s tailoring in the central region of this province. Simultaneously, some media outlets have reported establishing a specialized women’s market in Balkh. The source, who preferred not to be named in the report, informed Khama Press that Taliban forces entered the city Wednesday morning to inspect commercial markets. Several markets, including all women’s clothing tailoring centres, have been closed as part of this inspection.      Full news...

  • November 21, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Gun Down Civilian in Andarab
    Hasht-E Subh: Local sources in Baghlan province report that the Taliban targeted an unarmed civilian in Andarab, unleashing a barrage of gunfire. The incident occurred on Monday, November 20, in the Qasan Dara area of Andarab.The young man subjected to the gunfire was named Mir Aqa. Following his arrest, the Taliban reportedly executed him by firing squad. Sources indicate that Mir Aqa had no affiliations with any military factions. As of now, the Taliban in Baghlan have not issued any statements regarding this incident.      Full news...

  • November 15, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Shuts Down Girls’ Education Centers in Herat, Afghanistan
    BNN News: Taliban fighters in Herat province, Afghanistan, launched a crackdown on girls’ education, forcibly shutting down several educational centers. The closures were enforced by physically blocking entrances and sealing gates, striking a blow to female education in a country where it has already been severely curtailed. In Ghazni province, schools were previously closed due to reasons such as male teachers shaving their beards and female teachers not adhering to the hijab dress code. For over two years, the Taliban has enforced a ban on girls attending universities and schools beyond the sixth grade.      Full news...

  • November 10, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Freedom Fades, Suffering Remains for Women in Afghanistan
    Gallup News: Prospects remain grim for women and girls inside Afghanistan in 2023, as well as the hundreds of thousands of undocumented refugee women and girls whom Pakistan is currently forcing to return to the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. As they have since the Taliban’s takeover in 2021, Gallup surveys continue to show that nearly all Afghan women are suffering and most do not feel women in their country are treated with respect. But this year, women’s satisfaction with the freedom they have to choose what they do with their lives has dropped to an unprecedented low. Just 11% of Afghan women interviewed in July said they are satisfied with the freedom they have to choose what they do with their lives, which is a new record low, not just for Afghanistan but for any country or population that Gallup has ever polled.      Full news...

  • November 7, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bus Bombing in Kabul Kills 7 Afghan Civilians
    VOA: Taliban officials in Afghanistan said Tuesday that a bomb blast ripped through a minibus in Kabul, killing at least seven civilians and wounding 20 others. A police spokesman confirmed the casualties, saying the evening deadly bombing occurred in the western Dashti Barchi area, a predominantly Shi’ite Muslim neighborhood in the Afghan capital. The spokesman, Khalid Zadran, said an investigation into the attack was underway. The United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan denounced the bombing, saying it was the third attack in less than a month against members of the ethnic Hazara Shiite community.      Full news...

  • November 7, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The IOC has turned a blind eye to Taliban violations of the Olympic Charter for more than two years
    Play the Game: For more than two years, the Taliban regime in Kabul has been in full violation of the Olympic Charter thanks to its religious war on women’s sport in Afghanistan. But the Islamic rulers of the Asian country have not yet been sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for their discrimination against female athletes.“That the Taliban allow a single female flag bearer at a major tournament, while simultaneously crushing the rights and hopes of millions of Afghan women athletes is more likely a cruel strategy by the Taliban to cover up systematic rights abuses than any mark of meaningful progress,” Worden says to Play the Game.      Full news...

  • November 5, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Prohibit Treatment of Male and Female Patients in Same Building in Ghazni Province
    Hasht-e-Subh: The Department for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, under the Taliban’s rule in Ghazni province, has issued a directive prohibiting the treatment of male and female patients in the same building within the province’s hospitals, according to sources.Officials from the Taliban’s Department for the Promotion of Virtue in Ghazni province have warned healthcare facility authorities that violations will result in penalties.      Full news...

  • October 31, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Detain Approximately 60 Residents of Panjshir in Two Weeks, Killing Five
    Hasht-e Subh: According to the findings of Hasht-e Subh Daily, the Taliban have arrested at least 59 residents of Panjshir province in the past two weeks, both from the province itself and Kabul.These arrests took place in various provinces provinces starting from October 16th of this year. The findings reveal that the Taliban detained 30 individuals from Pajwai, 15 from Dara-e-Abdullahkhel, two from Takhaw village, and two others from Abshar district in Panjshir province.      Full news...

  • October 30, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    More than 10 women’s tailoring shops blocked in Mazar-i-Sharif city
    Bayan News: Officials of the Ministry of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Balkh province have blocked more than 10 women’s tailoring shops today, Monday (October 30), due to non-compliance with the orders of the Islamic Emirate.Sources say that these women’s tailoring shops were located in the bustling Zalal Trade Market in Mazar-i-Sharif city, and it had been instructed that these shops be relocated to the Khadija Kubra Market, which is dedicated to women.      Full news...

  • October 28, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan earthquake: “Women were prisoners in their homes and now they are dead”
    Sky News: The Taliban regime forced women to choose between abiding by the law or surviving - and so many died in fear. Weeks on from one of the most destructive earthquakes in Afghanistan's history, thousands of people in Herat are living in tents next to what remains of their homes.The 6.3-magnitude quake hit on 11 October, destroying entire villages and leaving more than 2,400 people dead.Women and children have been disproportionately affected by the disaster, the UN has said, and make up more than 90% of the dead.      Full news...

  • October 22, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban publicly flogs a man and woman in Bamyan province
    Khaama Press: The Supreme Court of the Taliban has announced the public punishment of a man and a woman in the Shiber district of Bamyan. On Saturday, the court stated that these individuals have been sentenced on charges of “adultery.” Taliban officials have reported that members of the group and some residents from Bamyan were present during the execution of the punishment. According to a report in a Taliban newsletter, the punishment inflicted upon these two individuals was carried out by the judgment issued by the Bamyan Provincial Court. This punishment was further ratified by the Chief of the Public Criminal Court within the Supreme Court of the Taliban.      Full news...

  • October 19, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Woman allegedly hangs herself in Faryab province after forced marriage
    Rukhshana: A newlywed woman from Faryab province has been found dead in the bathroom of her home after allegedly hanging herself. The Taliban’s head of information and culture in Faryab Shamsuddin Mohammadi said the 21-year-old woman was found at about 12:30pm on Tuesday at home in the Arzlik area of Qaisar district.Anecdotally, the number has been increasing in proportion to girls and women losing their freedom and human rights under Taliban rule since August 2021.      Full news...

  • October 19, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Chilling Crime Unfolds: Man Brutally Murders His Two Wives in Badghis Province
    Hasht-E Subh: Local sources in Badghis have reported a horrifying incident where a man, identified as Ismail, murdered his two wives.The motive behind this tragic event has been identified as domestic violence. The Taliban in Badghis have confirmed the incident and announced that they are actively trying to apprehend the suspect.This unfortunate incident mirrors similar cases that have occurred in various parts of the country in the past.      Full news...

  • October 17, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Young Social Activist Dies Under Taliban Torture in Kabul City
    Hasht-E Subh: Local sources have confirmed the tragic death of a young social activist who succumbed to torture while in a Taliban prison. The sources, speaking to Hasht-e Subh on Tuesday, October 17th, verified that the victim was Matiullah Fathzada, who passed away due to his injuries two days prior while in Taliban custody.In a recent incident, the group opened fire on a young man named Abdulaziz, a prominent figure from Panjshir, on Saturday, October 14th, following a verbal altercation in the Qala-e Fathullah area of Kabul city.      Full news...

  • October 16, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Media in Kunduz ordered to send Taliban all content before publication
    Rukhshana: Morality police in eastern Afghanistan have ordered media in Kunduz province to send their reports to the Taliban before publication. The statement from the Ministry warned audio, visual, and print/online media from publishing content “against the Islamic Sharia”. Media is not permitted to publish critical reports of authorities. Those that have done so have been punished and threatened, including being imprisoned, beaten or having their families threatened.      Full news...

  • October 13, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Islamic State Attack Kills 17 at Shiite Mosque in Northern Afghanistan
    New York Times: A suicide attack by the Islamic State at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan killed at least 17 people on Friday, according to hospital officials and eyewitnesses, in a bloody reminder of the insecurity that remains in the country and has spread to Pakistan two years after the end of the U.S.-led war.ISIS-K has been antagonistic toward the Taliban administration, claiming it is not implementing true Shariah law, the legal code of Islam, and carrying out hit-and-run attacks on Taliban security forces.      Full news...

  • October 13, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    As global focus moves elsewhere, a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan worsens
    America Magazine: International aid groups are rushing to respond to this latest disaster, but relief supplies are stretched thin, Mr. Gonsalves says, and there is no capacity at this time for rebuilding and rehabilitation. He was already concerned that the world was not attending to the vast humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Now the earthquakes and aftershocks have just piled on the suffering. According to U.N. sources, the humanitarian aid system in Afghanistan is already desperately overstretched and underfunded, with over 29 million Afghans in need of assistance.      Full news...

  • October 12, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Why did the impact of Afghanistan quake have a ‘gender dimension’?
    Associated Press: Afghan women and children were disproportionately killed by the earthquake across Herat province this last weekend because they were more likely to be at home when buildings fell. Many are now concerned about who will raise the children left without mothers. The Afghanistan representative for the U.N. Population Fund, Jaime Nadal, said there would have been no “gender dimension” to the death toll if the quake had happened at night.      Full news...

  • October 9, 2023 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Nature’s Wrath and The Taliban Mismanagement: Some Victims Still Trapped Under Rubble
    Hasht-E Subh: The Earthquake in Herat province has claimed the lives of more than two thousand people and injured thousands more. As a result of this earthquake, approximately 13 villages have been destroyed, and hundreds are still trapped under the rubble.On the other hand, sources report that on the first day of the earthquake, the Taliban prevented women who had left their homes for safety from venturing outside. These sources alleged that the Taliban told women they had no right to leave their homes without a male escort. Additionally, the Taliban’s office in Herat had arranged transportation for male journalists to go to the disaster site on the previous day but did not provide the same facilities for female journalists.      Full news...



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