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Higher education ministry crafting plan to reopen girls’ universities

A Ministry of Higher Education committee has said they are developing a plan to reopen universities for female students. Once this plan is finalized,...

From Independence to Challenges: Afghanistan’s Complex Journey

In the early 20th century, Afghanistan was on the cusp of a transformational journey. King Amanullah Khan's declaration of independence in 1919 marked the...

Karzai calls for reopening girls’ schools for true independence

On Afghanistan's 104th independence anniversary, former President Hamid Karzai urged the Taliban administration to reopen girls' schools and universities, emphasizing that true independence requires...

IFEX Report: Confronting Media Challenges Amid Taliban Control in Afghanistan

On the second anniversary of the Taliban's control in Afghanistan, IFEX spoke to the Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC) about the state of press freedom...

Situation in Afghanistan remains deeply troubling: UN chief

Commemorating the second anniversary of the Taliban's regime in Afghanistan, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the UN, has voiced concerns about the prevailing...

UN women chief calls for urgent action against Taliban’s gender “apartheid” in Afghanistan

On Tuesday, the UN's lead organization for promoting gender equality urged the international community to advocate for change in Afghanistan persistently. The agency emphasized...

Scholars differ on women’s education rights: Stanikzai

On the second anniversary of the Taliban's return to power, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, the deputy foreign minister for political affairs, emphasized that education...

Empowering Afghan girls: Global campaign 2 years after Taliban takeover

On Tuesday, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), a UN fund dedicated to enabling continuous learning for children during emergencies and prolonged crises, initiated a campaign...

Afghan Taekwondo athlete wins European championship

Zakia Khudadadi, an accomplished taekwondo athlete from Afghanistan, clinched the gold medal at the European Championship in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Zakia proudly represented her nation...

Resilience in the Face of Darkness: A Tribute to Afghan Women

Written by: Toba Langar August 15, 2021, marks the somber anniversary of Afghanistan's fall to the Taliban, a day forever etched in the nation's memory....

Women in Afghanistan after Republic’s fall: confronting isolation and financial challenges

The resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan following years of conflict has raised many concerns about the well-being of women and girls within the...

Japan’s envoy to Afghanistan holds talks with Taliban on women’s rights

Japan's ambassador to Afghanistan has consistently voiced concerns during discussions with the country's Taliban leaders on the crucial issue of women's rights and the...

Afghan universities await Taliban leader’s approval to readmit women

Afghanistan's universities are ready to readmit female students. However, the ruling Taliban's leader has the ultimate say on when that might happen – if...

HRW condemns 2-year denial of rights for women and girls in Afghanistan

Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned the imposition of restrictions placed upon women in Afghanistan. In a recent report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) highlighted that Afghan...

Over 80% of female journalists in Afghanistan forced to abandon jobs: RSF report

According to a report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), over 80% of female journalists in Afghanistan have been forced to halt their work since...

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