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  • May 20, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul Women Claims Husband, In-Laws Torched Her
    TOLOnews.com: A woman in PD 1 district in Kabul city said on Friday her husband, his sister and her mother in-law poured fuel over her and set her on fire. The victim, Rahila, said the incident took place on Thursday in the street in front of people. Rahila, who is currently being treated at the Istiqlal hospital said: “My mother in-law covered me and my husband poured fuel over me and then they set me on fire. I was screaming and the residents came and put the fire out.”      Full news...



  • May 6, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Open the world of education to girls
    The Killid Group: Nearly a third of girl students drop out of school mid-way. The reasons could vary from lack of security to discriminatory social customs. Mujib Mehrzad, spokesperson of the Ministry of Education, says traditional ways have sunk deep roots in society. Even where schools may be close to their homes, families do not let their daughters study after middle school.      Full news...

  • April 19, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul Attack Kills Dozens, Including Women and Children
    Common Dreams: At least 28 people are dead and hundreds are wounded after a suicide bomb and gun assault on a government security building in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday morning. The Taliban has reportedly claimed responsibility for what Reuters called “the most deadly single attack in the Afghan capital since 2011.”      Full news...

  • April 17, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Rape and brutal murder of 6-year-old Afghan girl in Iran sparks anger
    Khaama Press: A horrific report has emerged from Iran regarding the brutal murder of a 6-year-old Afghan girl who was initially raped by a teenage Iranian. The brutal murder of the girl, Setayish Quraishi, has sparked anger both in Afghanistan and outside, with the local media reports in Iran saying the perpetrator was a 17-year-old Iranian national.      Full news...

  • April 13, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girl Seeks Divorce After Being Married At 12 To 60-Year-Old
    TOLOnews.com: An 18-year-old girl who was forced to marry a 60-year-old man at the age of 12 has said she wants a divorce. The Balkh teenager, from Zari district, said that six years ago her family forced her to marry the man. She said she no longer wants to live with him and instead wants a divorce. Samargul claims she is also a victim of domestic violence and has been beaten and tortured over the years.      Full news...


  • March 29, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    10-Year-Old Allegedly Married Off After Being Kidnapped
    TOLOnews.com: A Kapisa family have appealed for assistance and justice after a group of armed men allegedly stole their 10-year-old daughter and reportedly married her off to a 30-year-old man. The family, from Najrab district in Kapisa, said the incident happened four months ago when 10 armed men attacked their house and forcibly removed their daughter.      Full news...

  • March 23, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Virginity tests: Sexual Assault in the Name of Science in Afghanistan
    HRW: Each year, dozens or even hundreds of women and girls in Afghanistan are subjected to invasive, humiliating, and sometimes painful vaginal and rectal exams in the name of “science.” These so-called virginity exams are not just demeaning – they constitute sexual assault and are often used as evidence against women in court for the “crime” of zina, or sex outside of marriage.      Full news...

  • March 9, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    HRW: Afghanistan’s Legal System Fails Farkhunda, Again
    HRW: It’s a bitter irony that the latest blow to justice for Farkhunda Malikzada occurred on the eve of International Women’s Day. This week, Afghanistan’s Supreme Court granted significant sentence reductions to 13 men convicted of Farkhunda’s brutal murder in March 2015. The men were part of a mob that beat Farkhunda to death in broad daylight in central Kabul while police stood by and watched.      Full news...

  • February 22, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Girls Mourn Lost Education
    IWPR: Soala gazes at her prized high school diploma with tears in her eyes. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Zarghuna Ana high school in Kandahar province, she had dreamed of going on to study medicine. But her hopes were dashed when her father and older brother said that they would not allow her to carry on her education.      Full news...

  • February 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Dark Days For Afghan Women’s Rights
    IWPR: Women in the eastern province of Nangarhar are increasingly falling victim to summary justice procedures, according to speakers at an IWPR-organised debate in provincial capital Jalalabad. The event heard that tribal courts operating in the province, particularly in more remote areas, often meted out brutal punishments to vulnerable women, including stoning, mutilation, beating and forced marriage.      Full news...

  • February 10, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pregnant woman jumps from four-storey building in Herat
    Khaama Press: In an attempt of suicide, a pregnant woman has jumped from a four-storey building in western Herat province of Afghanistan. The woman who has severely hurt herself is now in Herat Regional Hospital. Doctors say the baby had already died before the woman was brought to them.      Full news...

  • February 8, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Reportedly Execute Afghan Woman For Adultery
    RFE/RL: Afghan officials say a woman has been executed after being accused of adultery in a remote Taliban-controlled village in the western province of Ghor. Abdul Hai Khatibi, a provincial government spokesman, said on February 8 that the execution was carried out in the remote Taliban-controlled village of Zanu on February 5.      Full news...

  • February 4, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    5-year-old child raped in Bamyan province
    Khaama Press: At least two suspects have been arrested in connection to the rape case of a 5-year-old child in central Bamyan province of Afghanistan. According to the local security officials, the incident involving rape of the 5-year-old child took place late on Saturday night. Provincial police chief Abdul Mubeen Izadyar said the rape case unveiled after the child was admitted to the provincial hospital for the treatment.      Full news...

  • January 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Hard to find evidence of justice
    The Killid Group: In Badghis, a nine-year-old girl was sexually attacked by 11 men including four policemen. Fareed Akhizai, head of Badghis provincial council, says the incident was in Jowand. “The girl’s father is dead. Armed men forcibly gave her in matrimony for 750,000 Afs (10,900 USD)after she was sexually harassed. The mother and grandmother came to the Badghis capital to complain to the police commandant and provincial council,” says Akhizai.      Full news...

  • January 18, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Man cuts off his wife’s nose in Faryab before fleeing to Taliban-held area
    Khaama Press: A man has escaped to a Taliban-held area after cutting off his wife’s nose in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, local officials said Monday. Provincial police chief Syed Aqa Andarabi said the incident took place late on Sunday in Ghormach district. He said an investigation has been launched with preliminary reports suggesting the man committed the crime due to family issues.      Full news...

  • December 27, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Flawed Justice After a Mob Killed an Afghan Woman
    The New York Times: Farkhunda had one chance to escape the mob that wanted to kill her. Two Afghan police officers pulled her onto the roof of a low shed, above the angry crowd. But then the enraged men below her picked up poles and planks of wood, and hit at her until she lost her grip and tumbled down.      Full news...

  • December 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Young Afghan-American woman shot dead by “mullah as she left her Kabul gym”
    The Telegraph: An Afghan-American woman who used to work for the US army was shot dead by a mullah in a residential area of Kabul on Sunday night, according to officials. Lisa Akbari, a dual Afghan-American citizen, had an Afghan father and grew up in the US. Ms Akbari was killed at around 8pm on Sunday night by a mullah inside a gym in the Kart-e-Char area of Kabul, according to Colonel Faridoon Obaidy, head of the Kabul police criminal investigation department.      Full news...

  • December 15, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Female Prisoners Deprived Of Their Rights: Report
    TOLOnews.com: The Paywand Afghan Association (PAA) on Tuesday released its report on the Afghan Women Penal System in a bid to “bring the failures of the women’s penal system in Afghanistan, an issue that has long been ignored, to the attention of key stakeholders including the Afghan government and the international community.”      Full news...

  • December 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Tackling Addiction Among Afghan Women
    IWPR: Dirty and disheveled, 26-year-old Malalai lay surrounded by piles of rubbish under a bridge in central Kabul. She had been a drug addict for two years, after friends introduced her to heroin. Six months ago, her family threw her out and she now spent her days under the Pol-e Sokhta bridge, a place where many of the city’s drug users congregate.      Full news...


  • November 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Girl Dies After “Public Lashing”
    TOLOnews.com: A 26-year-old girl died following an alleged public lashing by armed groups in western Ghor province after being accused of running away from home. Ghor is where the recent stoning to death of 19-year-old Rokhshana occurred. Shirin Gul, who was from Herat province, had reportedly gone to Shahrak district of Ghor to visit her uncle’s family, her immediate family said.      Full news...

  • November 3, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Stone Woman To Death For Eloping
    TOLOnews.com: A young Afghan woman has been stoned to death by the Taliban in Afghanistan’s western zone, officials confirmed on Tuesday. Footages of the stoning surfacing in social media shows the woman in a hole in the ground as scores of violent men casually hurl stones at her.      Full news...


  • October 1, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban militants committed gang rapes and mass murders in Kunduz
    Amnesty International: Mass murder, gang rapes and house-to-house searches by Taliban death squads are just some of the harrowing civilian testimonies emerging from Kunduz as Afghan forces today claimed to have regained control of key areas of the northern city, Amnesty International said. The organization has spoken to numerous people, the majority of them women, who have fled Kunduz since Monday, when the Taliban launched a sudden assault on the city.      Full news...

  • September 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Samangan Woman Claims Judge Raped Her Daughter Who Then Gave Birth to Child
    TOLOnews.com: A woman in northern Samangan claims a judge who she married about four years ago raped her daughter from her late husband when she was 13-years-old. The mother claimed a judge in Samangan’s primary court married her before he raped her daughter when she was only 13. Telling the story of her marriage, the 42-year-old mother said the judge, who is now under police custody, forcibly married her about four years ago when she visited the court for a legal case she had filed.      Full news...

  • September 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Couple stoned to death by Taliban on adultery charges in Sar-i-Pul
    Khaama Press: A man and woman have been stoned to death by Taliban militants in northern Sar-i-Pul province for having immoral contacts. Abdul Jabar Haqbin, acting governor of Sar-i-Pul province said that Taliban had kidnapped the man and woman three days before. He said Taliban planned to execute the hostages on Friday but it was delayed due to an airstrike by Afghan forces.      Full news...

  • September 6, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Mother And Child Behind Bars: The Women Of Afghanistan’s Prisons
    NPR: In 2010, photographer Gabriela Maj was working on a project about an artist in Afghanistan when one of her editors suggested she take a look at Afghan women’s prisons. Maj recalls: “He said, you know there are all these stories kind of floating, kind of bubbling up in the international media about women being incarcerated for something known as ’moral crimes.’ And they’re being put into these prisons with their kids.’”      Full news...



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