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  • 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...


  • September 1, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Man, woman face lashes in western Afghanistan for adultery
    1TV: An Afghan man and a woman received 100 lashes each after they were found guilty of committing adultery in western Ghor province. The punishment was given in public on Monday and after they were found guilty in a primary court. Judges said that the punishment was based on Sharia laws and that the man and woman confessed that they had sexual relations.      Full news...

  • August 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Baghlan Man Beheads His Wife
    TOLOnews.com: A man in northern Baghlan province reportedly beheaded his wife after a court failed to grant her a divorce. The woman, Trina, apparently married her husband nearly a year ago but was so unhappy she filed for a divorce a few months back. According to Trina’s sister: “Trina got married nearly a year back and she was not happy with her marriage and she wanted to break up...      Full news...

  • August 20, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    10-year-old boy raped in Kunduz, culprit held: police
    1TV: A 10-year-old boy is in hospital after being sexually assaulted in northern Kunduz province, police said Thursday adding the culprit was arrested. The culprit man had taken the victim to a house threatening him with knife before he carried out the rape, the provincial police chief said.      Full news...


  • August 5, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Conflict: Highest Number of Women, Kids Killed, Wounded on Record
    NBC News: The highest number of women and children on record were killed or wounded by the conflict in Afghanistan during the first six months of the year, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. The number of women who died or were injured jumped 23 percent in the six months to June, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) study showed. From January to June, 164 women were killed and 395 were wounded, according to the report.      Full news...

  • July 11, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Reporting rises, also crimes against women
    The Killid Group: Women’s and rights organisations including the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs are reporting that the situation is grim for women across the country. Latifa Sultani, women's rights programme coordinator at the AIHRC, says the situation was bad in insecure provinces but now even the relatively quieter provinces like Kabul, Bamyan, Badghis, Jozjan, Samangan and Takhar are reporting abuse and worse.      Full news...

  • July 8, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Body of Woman Killed By Husband Found in Baghlan Home
    TOLOnews.com: The body of a woman named Tahira allegedly killed by her husband was found at her house in northern Baghlan province this week, local officials said on Wednesday. The Director of Baghlan’s provincial Women’s Affairs Department, Khadija Yaqin, has maintained Tahira was murdered by her spouse. “We urge the security forces to arrest and punish those behind Tahira’s killing,” she told TOLOnews on Wednesday.      Full news...



  • June 24, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Curbs Movement of Women in Afghan province: Officials
    TOLOnews.com: Insurgents claiming to be Daesh fighters have reportedly distributed leaflets in eastern Nangarhar prohibiting women from leaving their homes without any Sharia (Islamic Legal) excuse, according to provincial officials. The four-article pamphlet of so-called Daesh insurgents includes threats against the elders of Nangarhar and women of the eastern province – where officials have already confirmed sightings of the newly-emerged group, based in Iraq and Syria.      Full news...

  • May 28, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Faces of Afghanistan’s Female Prisoners
    The Wall Street Journal: Five years ago, photographer Gabriela Maj met Fareshte, an inmate of Badam Bagh women’s prison, while on assignment in Afghanistan. At the time, Fareshte had been incarcerated and was awaiting two sentences related to so-called moral crimes.      Full news...

  • 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...



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