April 01, 2020

Women

  • ‘We will not surrender to Taliban ignorance’

    Just few days before the International Women’s Day, 8th of March, the United States signed a peace deal with the Taliban the presence of high level representatives from some regional countries in Doha, capital of Qatar. The militant group denied very basic rights of the women during their rule in…

  • ‘The time has come to close the gender gap in Afghanistan’

    By: TADAMICHI YAMAMOTO KABUL, 5 March 2020 – Gender inequality is the injustice of our age and one of the biggest human rights challenges we face. But gender equality offers solutions to some of the most intractable problems in Afghanistan. Everywhere across Afghanistan, women are worse off than men –…

  • Letters: “We will fight to protect our hard-gained freedom”

    By: Fereshta Abbasi It is not easy to write about the peace deal that has been signed between the Taliban and the US. My recollection about Taliban is disturbing. When I think about a deal with Taliban a gloomy image of my country interrupts my mind: an image that shows…

  • What does AIHRC report say about women in security institutions?

    A new finding by Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) shows that Afghan women who serve in ranks of security forces are subject to discrimination, mistreatment and sexual harassment. 2,272 women, who serve in different ranks of Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army Force, and the National Directorate of Security…

  • Lovers who might change stereotypes

    “I love Zahra a lot,” says Naveed Ahmadi, who fell in love with Zahra Saifey, an English teacher. Naveed, an ethnic Tajik from Kabul, says his love affairs with Zahra, who is a Shia Hazara, made him feel that he was no longer alone.  The love journey, which marked in…

  • The ugly face of a beautiful business

    The qualifications for becoming a model cannot be limited to be tall and having a slim body, fair skin color, and an attractive face, says Atia, 24, who broke into business of modelling to make a career as model in Afghanistan. For many people modelling is a business that looks…

  • Violence against women on rise

    The Ministry of Women Affairs has said that 51 severe cases of violence against women have been filed in ten provinces of the country in 1398 (solar year).     The severe cases include murder, rape, child marriage, suicide, and extrajudicial killings, says Spozhmai Wardak, deputy minister of women’s affairs for…

  • Women exchanged for weapon in parts of Ghor

    “In 2016, a rocket launcher was given as dowry of a girl in an insecure area of Ghor province,” says Nuria Ahmadi, a member of Women Network in the province. She says in another case 15 Kalashnikovs were given as girl’s dowry.   Insecurity, war, and ethnic conflict encourage many…

  • Woman on lead

    She could not have imagined that one day she would become a famous medical doctor and a renowned rights activist when in a sunny April day her father took her on rear rack of his Indian bicycle to enroll her in a primary school. “My father took me to the…

  • Afghan women, Taliban and peace talks

    Afghan women will protest if their demands are not taken into consideration at peace negotiating table, says Masouda Karokhi, a female MP who represents Herat in the parliament. With US-Taliban peace settlement is expected to resume, women rights activists in the western Herat city voice concerns over consequences of a…

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