April 15, 2021

Women

  • Scars of domestic violence; Herat victims seek justice

    Herat victims of domestic violence

    This year on the occasion of the international women solidarity day, a number of women’s rights visited victims of domestic violence at the Herat Regional Hospital. Zahra and Eqlima, the two victims of domestic violence, were laying in critical condition. Zahra Ahmadi, 30, is a victim of violence, who has…

  • Afghan gov’t bans girls above 12-age from singing anthem in events

    Afghan gov't bans school girls from singing anthems in events

    The Ministry of Education (MoE) has banned girl students above the age of 12 in state-run and private schools from singing anthems in public events, the MoE Spokesperson Najiba Arian told Kabul Now. She said that the decision was made following complaints raised by the students and their parents. The…

  • “Women need to support each other”

    Soghra

    A day before the International Women’s Day, Soghra Amiri, seemingly satisfied with her achievement, received me in her neatly well-ordered spacious house in the western neighborhood of Kabul. She looks at her early 40s. Strong and smartly business-minded, Ms. Amiri is running a flourishing food business that has rapidly found…

  • Struggling for girl’s education in Spin Boldak

    Struggling for girl’s education in Spin Boldak

    In a spacious dim room of Spin Boldak municipality tribal elders, religious leaders, young students, and government workers had come together to discuss education, security, and other community issues. But no woman was present in the room. Spin Boldak is a border town in the southern province of Kandahar. The…

  • Sexual Harassment in workplace: A systematic problem for policewomen   

    Rape allegation;

    By: Zahra Nader and Aber Shaygan Momena Ebrahimi, a policewoman, says she was raped by her commander when she refused his demand to sleep with a visiting police official. When she tried to report the crime, a network of local politicians and police officials blocked her efforts. Fatima Ahmadi, a…

  • Afghan girls do not give up dreaming a different future

    Afghan girls on way to school

    “A nightmarish apprehension takes my mind every night, fearing that my father may discover my secret of going to university. Every day as I come back home from my university, I do the chores so as not to give any excuse to my mother and sister to let know my…

  • Hidden pain: fistula patients face isolation in Afghanistan

    fistula patients in Afghanistan

    The 45-year-old Meena Jan, who seems happy to have recovered, says that she got married before seeing her first menstruation. She has had 13 deliveries of which only nine have survived. Seven years ago, Meena went through a painful bleeding as she underwent a hysterectomy surgery. After this surgery, she…

  • Taloqan man kills his wife

    Takhar province

    A man has killed his wife in Taloqan, the capital of the northern Takhar province, a local official confirmed. Khalil Asir, spokesman for Takhar police, said that the incident took place today morning, January 14, near Hafiz Bai public bathroom in Taloqan. The victim was identified as Rubina, who was…

  • Inside cage: Logar girl speaks out against social norms

    Logar girl; Khatmin

    I speak from my experience, says the 21-year-old Khatmin who lives in Logar, a province located 56-kilometers to south of Kabul. My childhood, she says, was filled with dreams and fairy tales. The childish little dreams of mine captivated my mind and soul and grew up. They were following me…

  • Be kind to persons with disability: Gulchehra

    Be kind to persons with disability: Gulchehra

    “Everything happened at once. I was a second year student at university, symptoms of osteoarthritis appeared in my body. My legs felt heavier as days passed. I slowly lost my walking ability and became a cripple. While I was trying to come to terms with my disease, I realized that…

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