Afghan Women

Crowd funds London dream of Afghan girl who fled abusive home

Laila Rasekh from Afghanistan was seven years old when her mother pushed her to work for her livelihood.

published on : 11th June 2022

Angelina Jolie shares emotional letter sent to her from young Afghan girl

Jolie took to her Instagram handle on Saturday and shared a personal letter she received from a young woman in the country. The letter was blurred out to not reveal the girl's identity.

published on : 7th February 2022

Parents selling children shows desperation of Afghanistan

Many of Afghanistan’s growing number of destitute people are making such desperate decisions as their nation spirals into a vortex of poverty.

published on : 31st December 2021

Afghan journalists decry Taliban TV 'guidelines'

Zan TV, the first Afghan channel staffed exclusively by female producers and reporters, said on Twitter that the "guidelines threaten media freedom" and reduce "the presence of women journalists".

published on : 23rd November 2021

Taliban appoints remaining ministers in government, yet to name any women

The Taliban have framed their current Cabinet as an interim government, suggesting that change was still possible, but they have not said if there would ever be elections.

published on : 21st September 2021

Taliban fails to live up to its promises of offering moderate, inclusive leadership: France

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France will continue pressing the Taliban not to harbour terrorists, to allow the secure delivery of humanitarian aid and to protect women's rights.

published on : 13th September 2021

Taliban ban sports for women, say 'face and body will not be covered': Report

But in a statement released Thursday, Cricket Australia said it would not proceed with the planned test starting Nov. 27 if news reports of Taliban views on the women’s game were true.

published on : 9th September 2021

Dozens march for women's rights at Kabul palace as Afghanistan braces for Taliban leadership

At one gate on Friday, around a dozen women held up small printed pages urging for "A heroic Cabinet with the presence of women."

published on : 3rd September 2021

Afghan women rally for rights in western region

Friba Kabrzani, an organiser of the Thursday rally, says that women should have political participation in the new government, including the Cabinet.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Mixed classes banned by Taliban but Afghan women will be allowed to attend university

The group have pledged to respect progress made in women's rights, but only according to their strict interpretation of Islamic law.

published on : 29th August 2021

US State Department issues statement signed by 2 dozen nations to Taliban to protect Afghan women's rights

Since sweeping into Kabul on Sunday and taking over the country, the Taliban insist they have changed and won’t impose the same draconian restrictions they did when they last ruled Afghanistan

published on : 18th August 2021

International community gave Taliban platform, situation for women scary: Afghan Women Network

Afghan Women Network executive director Mary Akrami said that the citizens are hopeful India will be a peacemaker and stand by them in the crisis.

published on : 17th August 2021

Taliban announces 'amnesty', urges women to join government

While there were no major reports of abuses or fighting in Kabul, many residents have stayed home and remain fearful after the insurgents’ takeover saw prisons emptied and armories looted.

published on : 17th August 2021

Taliban take over Afghanistan: What we know and what's next

Taliban fighters stormed across Afghanistan, capturing all major cities in a matter of days, as Afghan security forces trained and equipped by the US and its allies melted away.

published on : 16th August 2021