Afghan Women
World  /  Published 21.10.21

Afghan judges ‘live in fear’

When Nabila was a judge in Afghanistan’s Supreme Court, she granted divorces to women whose husbands were sometimes jailed for assaulting or kidnapping them. Some of the men threatened to kill h...
By David Zucchino in New York

Sports  /  Published 02.10.21

Afghan girls in Lisbon

Girls from Afghanistan’s national soccer team who were recently granted asylum in Portugal had a surprise visit from the captain of the senior team. Farkhunda Muhtaj, a professional player who ...
By Agencies in Lisbon

World  /  Published 29.09.21

Kabul varsity bans women

Tightening the Taliban’s restrictions on women, the group’s new chancellor for Kabul University announced on Monday that women would be indefinitely banned from the institution either as i...
By Cora Engelbrecht, Sharif Hassan in New York

World  /  Published 20.09.21

Kabul: Axe on women civic employees

Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said on Sund...
By AP, Reuters in Kabul

World  /  Published 18.09.21

Moral police crack down in Taliban-ruled Kabul

Workers in the Afghan capital Kabul replaced signs for the country’s women's ministry with those for the Taliban’s moral police on Friday, as female former employees of the department ...
By Reuters in Washington


World  /  Published 13.09.21

Women to teach women

Women in Afghanistan will be allowed to study in universities as the country seeks to rebuild after decades of war but gender-segregation and Islamic dress code will be mandatory, the Taliban’s ...
By Reuters

India  /  Published 11.09.21

Ind-Aus meet: Afghan crisis major talking point

India and Australia on Saturday asserted that Afghanistan must not allow its soil to be used in any manner for terrorism and it should never again become a safe haven for "breeding and training&q...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 09.09.21

Afghan scribes beaten by Taliban security forces

According to the LA Times the Taliban also stopped its journalists from photographing the protesting women; the foreign correspondents, however, were only forced to leave the area. The LA Times also ...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

World  /  Published 06.09.21

Afghanistan women lose safe houses

It took years for Women for Afghan Women to build up Afghanistan’s largest network of women’s protection services — 32 safe houses, family guidance centres and children’s homes...
By Alissa J. Rubin

Sports  /  Published 03.09.21

Herat to Tokyo, an athlete’s odyssey

After an arduous escape from Afghanistan involving multiple governments and organisations and a secret stay in Paris, Zakia Khudadadi competed in taekwondo at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Thursday. ...
By New York Times News Service


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