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Women’s Ballon d’Or: Alexia Putellas wins award for 2022

Barcelona captain Alexia Putellas has retained the Women's Ballon d'Or, awarded to the best best female footballer of 2022. The midfielder, 28, who won the award last...

US Imposes Visa Restrictions on Taliban Over ‘Repression’ of Women and Girls in Afghanistan

Current and former Taliban officials, members of non-state armed groups, and other individuals who are directly or indirectly associated with violence and repression against women and...

Afghan women’s rights activist recognized as the advocate of the year

Women in Government Relations, a US-based organization has recognized Maryam Rayed, an activist for democracy and women's political empowerment as an advocate of the...

Women in Central Afghanistan March in Protest Against Education Center Explosion

Women marched in protest against the Kaaj tragedy in Bamyan province in central Afghanistan after similar demonstrations in Kabul and Herat provinces. The demonstrator women...

Afghan Women’s Demonstration Suppressed by Taliban Aerial Shootings

The Taliban forces' aerial shootings scattered the demonstrator women who gathered in front of the Iranian embassy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, for the...

US Launches AWER to Empower Afghan Women

KABUL, Afghanistan – The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken launched the alliance for Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience (AWER) on the sidelines of the...

Family Conflict in Eastern Afghanistan: 5 Fatalities Including Women

A dispute which sparked between two families, in the eastern Afghan province of Laghman, led to five fatalities, said local Taliban authorities. The Taliban-run Bakhtar...

Afghan Women’s Economic Rights Subject of US New AWER Program

On the margins of the UN General Assembly, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the Alliance for Afghan Women's Economic Resilience (AWER), which...

UK Contributes £24M to Provide Emergency Support for Afghan Women, Children

KABUL, Afghanistan – The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has contributed an additional GBP 24 million towards UNICEF’s $2 billion Humanitarian Action...

UN Special Rapporteur Condemns Violent Suppression of Afghan Women’s ‘Peaceful’ Protest

Richard Bennett, the UN's special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, condemned the “use of excessive force” to quell women's protests, calling...

US Launches Consultative Mechanism Enabling Engagement with Afghan Women & Civil Society

US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken announced the launch of the US-Afghan Consultative Mechanism, enabling US officials to engage more effectively with Afghan women...

German FM Says ‘Every Human Right Has Been Taken From Women and Girls in Afghanistan’

Under Taliban rule, Afghanistan is experiencing the “biggest women’s rights violations on Earth,” according to German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. German media reported on Tuesday,...

Stanekzai Calls for Inclusion of Afghan Women in Gov’t Bodies

KABUL, Afghanistan – Speaking at an inauguration ceremony of a trade exhibition on Friday, the deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai...

UN Human Rights Council: Taliban Must Uphold Women’s Rights

Despite accusing the Taliban of systematic oppression of women and girls and their exclusion from public life, the UN human rights chief urged the Taliban on Friday...

Men to Represent Women in the Taliban’s Grand Assembly: Taliban Leader

Taliban’s religious scholar and tribal elders grand gathering, which is to be held tomorrow at the Loya Jirga Hall in Kabul, will convene without...

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