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Restrictions on Women’s Rights Will Worsen Economic Catastrophe in Afghanistan: UN Warns

Afghanistan's prospects for economic recovery are dim without maintaining girls' education and women's employment opportunities, according to a new study released by the United...

The Latest Ban on Women’s Aid Workers Forced the United Nations to Make an “Appalling” Choice: UN

On Tuesday, the United Nations in Afghanistan reiterated its condemnation of the de facto authorities' latest ban on women aid workers. The statement called the...

Rights Activists Urge UN to Pressure Taliban on Women’s Rights

In a press conference on Monday, the Afghanistan Women Protester Movement coalition asked the UN to pressure the de facto government to respect women's...

Women Banned From Outdoor Restaurants in Afghanistan’s Herat Province

In a recent move, the Taliban authorities banned the entry of families and women in restaurants with gardens and green spaces in the Herat...

US Urges Taliban to Reverse Ban on Afghan Women Working with UN

The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, on Thursday urged the Taliban authorities to put Afghans first and reverse the ban on females working...

Ex-US Special Envoy Denounces Taliban Ban on UN’s Female Staff in Afghanistan

The Taliban's latest ban on Afghan female staffers from working in United Nations offices in Afghanistan was condemned by US special envoy for Afghanistan,...

UN Condemns Latest Ban on Women’s Employment in Afghanistan

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the ban on Afghan females working with the UN in Nangarhar province on Wednesday. "I strongly condemn the...

Afghan Women Banned from Working, Endangering Life-Saving Aid: UN

The United Nations expressed "serious concerns" after the Afghan female UN staff were banned from reporting to work in the eastern province of Afghanistan,...

Two Iranian Women Arrested for not Covering Hair after Man Attacks Them with Yoghurt

Two women in Iran have been arrested after a man attacked them with yoghurt due to not covering their hair in public. A video of...

Abbas Stanikzai Calls for Reopening of Afghan Girls’ School, University

The deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, called for the reopening of Afghan women and girls' schools and universities on...

Women-Run Radio Station Banned in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan

Taliban have shut down Radio Sada-e- Banowan in northeastern Badakhshan province over an alleged violation of the ruling regime’s broadcasting policy, according to the...

Healthcare Services Report of 2023 by WHO in Afghanistan

World Health Organization on Thursday issued Afghanistan Health Emergency Situation Report No. 26. It covers the organizations’ achievements in the health sector on February...

UN Slams Afghan Govt Over Arrest of Women’s Rights Activist

The UN Human Rights Office, OHCHR, on Wednesday expressed deep concerns over the ongoing arbitrary arrests including the recent detention of girls’ education activist,...

Human Rights Violations Increased Exponentially in Afghanistan: Amnesty Intl

Amnesty International expressed concerns in its annual report about restrictions on women's rights, media freedom and freedom of expression in Afghanistan. "Restrictions on women's rights,...

Women’s Restrictions Will Delay Kabul’s International Relations: US State Dept

The deputy spokesman of the US State Department said that restrictions on women would delay Kabul’s international relations. “We have seen this now time and...

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