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UN expresses concern over rise in child marriages in Afghanistan

Written By: Tabasum Nasiry The United Nations Women's Section has reported a 25% increase in child marriages in Afghanistan due to the ban on girls'...

Rise in forced marriages, maternal mortality, and early childbirths in Afghanistan

In its latest report, the United Nations has examined the devastating consequences of the ban on girls' education, revealing that these prohibitions and other...

Afghanistan University entrance exam date announced amid women’s ban

The National Examination Committee of Afghanistan announced the schedule for the nationwide Konkur exam during a press conference in Kabul on Thursday, May 23. According...

UN Deputy discuss third Doha meeting with Taliban FM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced a meeting between the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting Foreign...

Women in Afghanistan struggle with soaring mental health issues: Report

Officials from the Mental Health Department of the Herat Regional Hospital have reported a concerning increase in the number of women suffering from mental...

UNDP: 73% of Afghan women face travel restrictions without male escort

The United Nations Development Programme has published a report on the resilience of women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan, stating that 73% of Afghan women face...

Alice Munro, master storyteller and Nobel prize winner dies at 92

Canadian media have confirmed that Alice Munro, a prominent figure in the literary world who won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, has died...

UNICEF: $6.9 million Japanese donation for Afghanistan vaccinations

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has announced that it will provide $6.9 million to support vaccination services in Afghanistan. This agency stated on Tuesday,...

A woman commits suicide in Parwan, Afghanistan

Written By Zahra Rashidi Local officials in Parwan province say that a woman has committed suicide in this province. The Parwan Provincial Security Command reported on...

US envoy urges Taliban to lift restrictions on Afghan women to combat climate damage

Rina Amiri, the U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan’s Women, citing the human and material losses from recent floods in several provinces, has called on...

Over two million mothers and children vaccinated last year in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan announced that over two million mothers and children in the country have received various vaccinations. The ministry recently...

Three million children suffer from malnutrition in Afghanistan: WFP

The World Food Programme has recently published statistics showing that currently, three million children in Afghanistan are suffering from malnutrition. On Friday, May 10, the...

Pakistani police report explosion at girls’ school in North Waziristan

The Pakistani police announced that a private girls' school in the Shewa area of North Waziristan was destroyed by explosives. Pakistani media reported that this...

UN emphasizes midwife training in Afghanistan

Written By: Tabasum Nasiry The United Nations Population Fund in Afghanistan has called for investment in empowering midwives in Afghanistan, emphasizing the need for quality...

Fawzia Koofi to speak at annual Nobel Peace Summit

Fawzia Koofi, the Movement for Change Party leader and a former Afghan House of Representatives member, will speak at the annual Nobel Peace Summit. Koofi...

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