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Abused Afghan women face prison in Taliban-ruled nation: UNAMA report

Under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, women reporting gender-based violence to the authorities may end up in prison – allegedly for the victims’ own protection.

Afghanistan: UN forced to make ‘appalling choice’ following ban on women nationals

New York: The UN has launched an operational review in Afghanistan, and told national staff to remain at home, following the decision by the Taliban de facto authorities to ban Afghan women from working with the Organization.

Afghanistan: Collapse of legal system is ‘human rights catastrophe’

New York: The ongoing collapse of the rule of law and judicial independence in Afghanistan is “a human rights catastrophe”, UN-appointed independent human rights experts warned on Friday.

Afghanistan: Taliban detains woman activist 

Kabul: The Taliban Intelligence Agency has detained a woman activist who was in charge of the movement’s social media accounts, media reports said on Friday.

Afghanistan: Woman commits suicide before Taliban stones her to death for running away from home

Ghor: A woman in Afghanistan's Ghor province committed suicide before being stoned to death by the Taliban forces for running away from home, an episode showing the persecution faced by women in the South Asian country.

Afghanistan: Taliban insurgents assault woman, abduct five members of her family in Kabul

Kabul: Taliban insurgents on Saturday assaulted a woman and  abducted five of her family members in Kabul city, media reports said.

Hopes and fears of mother-to-be in Afghanistan

New York: A mother in Afghanistan has been talking about the hopes and fears for her unborn daughter in a country where the birth of a girl can often be a curse rather than a blessing. 

US Embassy in Afghanistan warns of extremists' attacks on women

Moscow/Sputnik: The US Embassy in Afghanistan has issued a security alert for its citizens, warning about an increased risk of attacks on women by the extremist organizations.