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  • May 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan police officers jailed over woman’s death in mob attack
    The Guardian: Eleven police officers have been sentenced to one year in prison for their role in the mob lynching of a woman in Kabul that caused outrage in Afghanistan and abroad. A primary court judge found the officers guilty of dereliction of duty, while acquitting another eight due to lack of evidence. The verdict has exasperated Afghans who had hoped to see the government make political strides in defence of women’s rights.      Full news...

  • May 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bamyan Gang Rape Victim Demands Justice
    TOLOnews.com: A 21-year-old girl who was gang raped about a year ago in central Bamyan province has arrived in capital Kabul to demand justice after what she said her call for justice was not listened by the provincial authorities. Bas Gul, resident of Waras district, told TOLOnews that one of the three rapists has been released from the jail.      Full news...



  • April 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Woman, man killed over ‘sexual relationship’
    PAN: A man shot dead his brother’s wife and another man after accusing them of having a sexual relationship in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province on Monday, police said. Sarobi police chief Col. Mir Salam Adamkhel the incident took place in the centre of the district at around 4pm. The man, Tila Mohammad, shot dead his brother’s wife and another man, Faiz Mohammad, inside his home.      Full news...

  • April 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    An Afghan nightmare: Forced to marry your rapist
    CNN: It is an unimaginably hideous outcome. To be raped by your cousin’s husband; be jailed for adultery as your attacker was married; to suffer the ignominy of global uproar about your jailing and assault, but be pardoned by presidential decree; and then to endure the shame and rejection from a conservative society that somehow held you to blame.      Full news...

  • April 7, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    For Afghan women, violence remains entrenched
    Associated Press: For the past year, the 17-year-old has lived in a shelter in Afghanistan’s capital, hoping for a new life away from the sexual abuse that turned her family inside out. Her father sexually abused her from when she was nine years old and let his friends to do the same. She didn’t tell anyone, she said, because she didn’t understand what was happening to her.      Full news...

  • April 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protest demanding justice for martyr Farkhunda in Jalalabad city (PHOTOS)
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Members and supporters of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan joined the people of Jalalabad city (eastern Nangarhar province) in a protest demanding justice for Farkhunda and the prosecution of arch-criminals. More than 500 men and women took part in this protest, and asked for the prosecution of the people who are actually behind this crime.      Full news...

  • March 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan woman beaten to death by Kabul mob is buried
    Associated Press: An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob has been buried in Kabul, her coffin carried aloft by women’s rights activists. Hundreds of people gathered in the north of the capital for the funeral of 27-year-old Farkhunda, who like many Afghans is known by only one name.      Full news...

  • March 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul cleric under fire for endorsing murder and burning of woman
    Khaama Press: An Afghan cleric Maulavi Ayaz Niazi has been under for publicly endorsing the brutal murder and burning of a woman over alleged burning of holy Quran. Maulavi Niazi endorsed the murder of 27-year-old Farkhunda while speaking among the participants of Friday prayers and a day after she was lynched by Kabul mob.      Full news...

  • March 19, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Woman Set On Fire, Thrown Into River For Desecrating Quran
    Los Angeles Times: A woman who reportedly burned a copy of the Koran inside a riverside shrine in the Afghan capital was surrounded by an angry crowd, set ablaze and dumped into the chilly waters Thursday evening in a startling act of mob violence. The parents of the 32-year-old woman, who died in the attack, told authorities her name was Farkhunda and that she suffered from mental illness, said Farid Afzal, head of investigations for Kabul police.      Full news...


  • March 3, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girl Raped By Mullah in Takhar Pregnant
    TOLOnews.com: The victim of sexual abuse, who was raped by a local mullah in northern Takhar province eight months back, was threatened to not speak, is now eight months pregnant. The 13-year-old victim who does not want to be named, was sent to her local mosque by her family to receive an education in religious studies by the 35 year old mullah who raped her, warning her not her to raise her voice and informing her family of the crime.      Full news...

  • February 21, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Violence against women on rise in Herat: Officials
    PAN: Officials in western Herat province said that 448 cases of violence against women had been registered with 34 women lost their lives during the past nine months. Efforts by international and locals’ organizations had been intensified to eliminate violence against women in Afghanistan, but the menace against women continued.      Full news...

  • February 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    4250 Cases of Violence Against Women in Nine Months: AIHRC
    TOLOnews.com: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Monday announced that more than 4,250 cases of violence against women have been recorded in the past nine months. A number of analysts have said that the main factor behind the growing issue of violence against women is the non-implementation of law.      Full news...


  • February 14, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    8-Month Pregnant Woman Loses Child After Beaten by Mullah
    TOLOnews.com: An eight-month pregnant mother lost her child after she was severely beaten by a Mullah who believed to be an exorcist in Chahar Dara district of Kunduz. The newly-wed woman, who requested her name not be revealed, said the Mullah named Dost Mohammad claimed that she was possessed after her husband’s family took her to him for a ritual treatment, when all she was suffering from was low blood pressure.      Full news...

  • February 9, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Heavily pregnant woman gang-raped in Jawzjan
    PAN: A heavily pregnant woman, a policeman’s wife, was gang-raped by five men in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday, as the victim threatened to commit suicide. A relative of the 17-year-old woman told Pajhwok Afghan News she was only a month away from giving birth when five men rapped her last night in Shiberghan, the provincial capital.      Full news...

  • December 25, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Woman killed by her husband in Logar province
    Khaama Press: A woman was killed by her husband in central Logar province late on Wednesday night, local officials said Thursday. The main reason behind the murder of the woman is not clear so far, but the provincial human rights officials are saying that the woman is apparently murdered due to domestic violence.      Full news...

  • December 8, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    17-year-old pregnant girl found dead with face burnt by acid in Helmand province
    PAN: A pregnant girl, whose face was badly burnt by acid, has been found dead in the southern province of Helmand, an official said on Monday. Police spokesman Maj. Farid Ahmad Obaid told Pajhwok Afghan News the body was recovered a ruined house in Bashran area late on Sunday. The victim’s identity is yet to be established. The Bost Civil Hospital director said the victim was 17 years old and was pregnant.      Full news...

  • December 3, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Mother, daughter found dead in Faryab province
    PAN: Two women have been found dead in the Shirin Tagab district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday. District chief Syed Luqman Kharik told Pajhwok Afghan News unidentified gunman killed the two women in their house located in Sayyad area. He said the slain women were mother, 50, and daughter, 20. The reason of their killing is said to be a family dispute, he added.      Full news...

  • November 29, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Mother’s revenge: Afghan woman “kills 25 Taliban” after son shot dead
    RT: An Afghan mother, enraged by the Taliban’s fatal shooting of her policeman son, has allegedly helped to kill 25 militants. She rushed to a police outpost near her home upon hearing gunfire, before her adrenalin took over and she “began to shoot back.” The incident happened early in the morning on November 17 in the Balabolok district, in the Farah province of western Afghanistan, near the border with Iran.      Full news...

  • November 17, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Half a dozen women killed
    PAN: Two women have been killed in northern Faryab province, increasing the number of females killed in the province this solar year to 18. Faryab crime branch police chief Col. Sarbeland Hasham told Pajhwok Afghan News a 37-year-old woman had been shot to death with a pistol in the Pashtunkot district.      Full news...

  • November 4, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Family of woman gang-raped by 8 men in Badakhshan seeks justice
    Khaama Press: The family of a gang-rape victim has called on President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to ensure the perpetrators are tried as they face death threats from the armed gang. The woman was gang-raped a group of eight men in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan five years ago, Tolo News reported on Monday.      Full news...

  • November 3, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Govt against TV ads featuring female models
    PAN: The Ministry of Information and Culture on Monday asked all TV channels to avoid running commercial advertisements featuring female models. In a statement, the ministry said women’s position and status was being misused in such ads aimed at enticing costumers. All media outlets were asked to avoid airing commercials that featured women.      Full news...

  • October 31, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Rising Violence Against Women in Central Afghanistan
    IWPR: Rights groups in central Afghanistan have raised concerns about a rising tide of violence against women in this part of the country. About 100 people, mainly women, met in the town of Bamyan on September 28 to quiz local officials and rights organisations on what action they were taking against a rising tide of violence against women in this part of Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • October 23, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Zahra: An Afghan woman victim of domestic violence
    Khaama Press: An Afghan woman named Zahra ran away with a young man after her father forced her to marry a 65-year-old villager. She and her lover were caught after almost two years and both were jailed for adultery. Adultery is prohibited in Islam and Afghanistan is a country with 99% people.      Full news...

  • October 8, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Culture of impunity behind rape
    The Killid Group: A non-governmental group, New Afghanistan Women Association (NAWA), says crimes against women and children have increased because of continued official indifference and a law enforcement system that looks the other way to help the perpetrators. NAWA’s new research in six provinces – Kunduz, Jowzjan, Herat, Balkh, Takhar and Sar-i-Pul – shows a 30 percent increase in rape cases. Shafiqa Habibi, director of the non-governmental women’s group, says in most cases the abusers were “powerful individuals, commanders and irresponsible gunmen” or the relatives of the victims. “They don’t fear punishment.”      Full news...

  • October 6, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Female Heads Of Household (And Hair) Reveal Afghanistan’s Drug Use
    NPR: No country grows as many opium poppies or produces as much illicit opium as Afghanistan. In 2013, opium production soared to a record high of 5,500 tons, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. A study published last week adds to a growing body of research showing that Afghanistan also has a high rate of drug usage — about 5.1 percent, or 1 in 20 people. Opioids and cannabis were the most popular.      Full news...

  • September 9, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Gang Rape Trial Badly Flawed
    Human Rights Watch: An Afghan court’s conviction of seven men for a gang rape was wholly undermined by numerous due process violations and political interference, Human Rights Watch said today. The court of appeals should competently, impartially, and independently conduct judicial review of the September 6, 2014 trial and the resulting death sentences.      Full news...



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