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Girls in Afghanistan at risk of early marriage: SIGAR Report

Written By: Hakim Bigzaad Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or "SIGAR," in its latest report cited by OCHA, the UN humanitarian coordination office, has...

Afghanistan: No achievement on Women’s Day in Science due to suppressive restrictions

While the world celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science and Technology, Afghanistan stands as the only country with no achievements to...

Shortage of female specialist doctors and limited healthcare facilities in Afghanistan

Recent political changes in the country and developments in private and public sectors have impacted women's access to healthcare services. Citizens express concern over...

US, Uzbekistan envoys in Washington discuss Afghanistan issues

The Special Representative of the United States for Women, Girls, and Human Rights in Afghanistan discussed the status of Afghan women with the Ambassador...

Economic challenges hit female journalists in Kabul’s media

After the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and significant political changes, many media outlets in the city of Kabul have been shut down...

Pregnant women in remote Afghanistan face higher death risk

The United Nations Population Fund said in its report on Thursday that in faraway places in Afghanistan, many women often die while giving birth. According...

Women journalists face growing challenges in Media work in Afghanistan

In the past two years, journalists - especially women journalists - have faced numerous challenges in various media outlets. Reduction and delayed payment of...

Life amid illness: Forced marriage and a daughter’s effort to save her mother

Written By: Zahra Rashidi Mursal, a 27-year-old woman from Mazar-i-Sharif city, lives in its alleys. She sacrificed her life to care for her elderly mother's...

Countries urged to review Gender Apartheid Treaty in Afghanistan: Heather Barr

Heather Barr of Human Rights Watch urged world leaders to back a treaty on crimes against humanity, emphasizing the need for more support for...

UNICEF announces training thousands of midwives in Afghanistan

Written By: Tabasum Nasiry The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced the training of nearly ten thousand midwives and health workers in maternal...

Zahra’s Tale: Life of poverty and struggle in Kabul’s narrow lane

At the end of a narrow lane in Kabul, there exists a community united by one common factor: poverty and the fruitless endeavour to...

1.8 million people caught respiratory illness in one month: Afghanistan’s Health Ministry

 After the World Health Organization reported on the increase in acute respiratory infections in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Public Health of the Taliban government...

IBHARI launches ‘Gender Apartheid’ Investigation in Afghanistan and Iran

Written By: Hakim Bigzaam The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) reports that, in coordination with several members of the British Parliament, it has...

UN Rapporteur emphasizes continued investigation of Afghan girls’ detentions

Written By: Tabasum Nasiry Richard Bennett, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights for Afghanistan, has welcomed the statements of experts from the UN...

UN Experts: Arbitrary detentions of women must stop in Afghanistan

Written By: Hakim Bigzaad United Nations experts expressed their concern in a recent report about the "arbitrary" detention of women and girls by the Taliban...

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