January 24, 2021

Women

  • 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…

  • Looking back to a painful recollection

    On the first death anniversary of her husband, Sara, a mother of two daughters, was forced to leave her home. Upon the death of her husband, her brother-in-law, Norullah, who had taken responsibility to receive a tiny-government paid compensation and look after his brother’s daughters and widow, spent the amount…

  • Two women found dead in Herat

    A local security source says that two women were found dead in central area of Herat city, capital city of the western Herat province. Abdul Ahad Walizada, spokesperson for Herat police, says that dead bodies of two women, who were 25 and 50 years old, were found on December 05,…

  • Women businesses are at risk as second wave of Covid-19 predicted to arrive

    In March 2020, many small businesses in Afghanistan went through a difficult time as the government imposed lockdown on major cities to prevent further outbreak of Covid-19. Many including teachers, short term contractors, shopkeepers and daily wage workers lost their sources of income and some small business went bankrupt.     …

  • AIHRC: Most cases of violence against women occur at home

    AIHRC: Most cases of violence against women occur at home

    A recent report issued by the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) suggests that most cases of violence against women occur in home spaces. “Out of all 3,477 cases of violence against women recorded at AIHRC, 3,331 of them (95.8) have occurred inside the families,” part of the report reads.…

  • AGO records 3,000 cases of violence against women

    AGO records 3,000 cases of violence against women

    The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has recorded and sued a total of 3,000 cases of violence against women over past ten months across Afghanistan, said Sina Shana Mansoor, Deputy Attorney General for Combatting Violence against Women and Juvenile Delinquency. Appearing in a press conference held in Kabul today, Tuesday, October…

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