August 13, 2020

Women

  • 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…

  • Herat entrepreneur is optimist about future of her business

    “I started my work when I was in 10th grade”, says the 24-year Maryam Sheikh who runs a small silk factory in the western Herat province. Having ten siblings, including three brothers and six sisters, Maryam is the sixth child of her family. For the time being, she is doing…

  • Under shadow of Covid-19, pregnant women prefer to deliver babies at home

    Pregnant Afghan women prefer baby delivery at home at time of cronavirus

    “Fearing to get infected by coronavirus, I avoided giving an ultrasound test for my pregnancy,” says Mahsa, who expects to deliver her baby in two weeks now. Awaiting for years to become a mother, Mahsa is now pregnant. Her excitement to become a mother, however, appears to be eclipsed by…

  • Afghan woman dedicates her career to fight malnutrition

    Afghan woman fights malnutrition

    Born in 1984 in Khoshal Khan area of Kabul, Mursal Manati has come a long way to have earned her current social status. She is serving as the head of nutrition department at the Ministry of Public Health.   With the rise of the Taliban in 1990s, her family fled…

  • Man stabs wife to death in Kabul

    Man stabs wife to death in Kabul

    A man stabbed his wife to death in Kabul on Tuesday, security authorities confirmed today, Thursday, July 23. The incident took place on Tuesday, July 21, in PD12 of the capital Kabul, says Ferdaws Faramarz, spokesman for Kabul police. The dead boy of the victim has been taken to forensic…

  • Female volunteers educate Bamyan cave dwellers

    In a spring day of 2018, Bamyan cave dwellers – sheltering in dark grottos date to 1,500 years back—of Surkh Qol village received a destiny changing and enlightening message from Momeena Payman and Husnia Sakhizada, two female volunteers who were like two dandelions for the poor local residents. They proposed…

  • Badghis women are worrisome about growing violence and insecurity

    The Taliban killed a female staff of the National Directorate of Security in Ab Kamari district of Badghis province recently. Local officials confirmed that she was shot in the hand of the Taliban insurgents but they remained silent about her torture and ill-treatment by the Taliban. After a month, Rahela…

  • Forgotten half, Afghan women seek right to identity

    “Most men do not call them by their names because they think women are nameless objects,” says Maryam Sama, an MP who represents Kabul in the Afghan parliament. “We try to include mother’s name in birth certificates,” she wrote on her Facebook account. The Afghan parliament has begun debating on…

  • AGO reports 249 cases of women beating during lockdown in Afghanistan

    A total of 249 cases of women beating have been recorded in family environments during the lockdown period across Afghanistan, according to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO). Speaking at a press conference held today, June 25, in Kabul, deputy attorney general, Sana Shana Mansoor said that the cases were addressed…

  • Salima fights on frontline against Taliban and corruption

    The 39-year-old Salima Mazari, who is a district governor, fights on the frontline against the Taliban and corruption. She has many plans for developing Charkint district of the northern Balkh province. In 2011, upon her return from Iran Salima settled in Mazar-e- Sharif. As a teacher, she joined private schools…

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