October 24, 2020

Women

  • Badghis woman commits suicide

    Badghis woman

    A 24-year-old woman has committed suicide in Badghis, officials at Women Affair’s Department of the province confirmed, said today, October, 24. Rahela Naderi, head of Women Affair’s Directorate in Badghis, said that the incident took place in Jawand district of the province on Friday, October 23. The woman, whose identity…

  • Will US protect women rights in future Afghan government?

    Will US protect women rights in future Afghan government?

    Women rights is a contentious issue at negotiation table with the Taliban which is underway in Doha, capital of Qatar. Under the strict Islamic law of the Taliban rule during 1996-2001, Afghan women were not only prohibited from education and work outside home, they were not even allowed to get…

  • Virginity testing remains a shocking practice in Afghanistan  

    A large number of women who were interviewed by Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) say that they were forced to pass gynecological examination. 92 percent of women interviewed by the AIHRC say their virginity tests were taken without verdict by a court or their consents. One out of 129…

  • Women rights activists express concerns as peace talks are underway

    Women rights activists express concerns as peace talks are underway

    Women rights activists in Afghanistan express concern about their future as peace talks are underway in Doha, Qatar. Speaking at a webinar hosted by Afghan Institute of Strategic Studies (AISS), some women rights activists expressed concerns over future of their rights at a time when the country is discussing a…

  • Women struggle for rights to identity facing rigid custom

    Women struggle for rights to identity facing rigid custom

    On September 17, President Ashraf Ghani, in an unprecedented move, signed a decree which allows registration of mother’s name in national ID cards. The presidential decree, however, roused opposition among conservative spectrum of Afghan society. On September 01, nearly after four years, the country’s law committee, under constant calls by…

  • Nimruz man stabbed his ex-wife to death

    A man stabbed to death his ex-wife in Zaranj, the capital of western Nimruz province, a local government official says. Bahram Haqmal, spokesperson for Nimruz governor, confirmed that the incident took place on Wednesday, September 17, in the second district of Zaranj. The woman, whose identity remains secret, was killed…

  • The women fight begins here

    “Registering mother’s name in national ID card is a dishonor and shame for the nation…I think, most Afghans do not want their mothers’ name to be [printed on ID cards],” are the words spoken out by a former Taliban leader, Sayed Akbar Agha, at a gathering held in the ancient…

  • Wakila Karim tells story of 30 years of her service

    “I was the only female medical doctor at Faizabad state-run-hospital, where just four beds were allocated for female patients,” says Wakila Karim, who has dedicated her career to serve the underdeveloped mountainous Badakhshan province. When I was a child, Ms. Karim, 55, says, I saw many mothers losing their lives…

  • Female member of peace negotiating team came under attack

    Female member of peace negotiating team came under attack

    Fawzia Koofi, a female member of the government led peace negotiation team, came under attack by an unknown armed group late Friday evening, August 14, on Parwan-Kabul highway. In a tweet posted yesterday on Aug 14, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, head of the government led negotiating team, said that Ms. Koofi…

  • Women rights to education and work remains serious concern

    Women rights to education and work remains serious concern

    A delegation of Afghan representatives led by the government will meet with Taliban peace negotiators for first time in talks that will be held in few weeks. The two sides will discuss a power sharing deal including country’s future political system. On Monday, August 10, President Ashraf Ghani signed a…

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