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Afghanistan: Taliban orders women to stay home; cover up in public

New York: The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) issued a statement of deep concern on Saturday in response to an announcement made by the Taliban de facto authorities saying that women should only leave their homes in cases of necessity and then, with their faces covered in public.

Afghanistan: Taliban passes decree which forces women to wear burqa

Kabul: The Taliban administration of Afghanistan has issued yet another tough decree by which women of the country need to wear burqa in public.

Afghanistan: Women can only enter parks for three days in a week, directs Taliban

Kabul: The Ministry of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan issued yet another bizarre diktat by which women can only  go to parks three days a week while men are given four days in the country.

Taliban’s backtracking on girls’ education, ‘deeply damaging’

New York: Following a U-turn over re-opening girls’ secondary schools in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the UN human rights chief shared her “profound frustration and disappointment” that six months after the Taliban seized power, high school girls have yet to return to the classroom.

Over one million Afghan women, children addicted to narcotics: Taliban

A key Afghanistan Taliban leader has said there are over one million Afghan women, children addicted to narcotics in the country.

Women must be given space to lead if Afghanistan is to find peace: Bachelet

New York: Whether as peacebuilders, humanitarians or pivotal actors courageously pushing their communities forward, Afghan women must be given the space to lead if the country is to find peace and progress, the UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet stressed in a statement on Thursday.

Six women’s rights activists still missing in Afghanistan

New York: The UN human rights office OHCHR, has said it is very alarmed over the continued disappearance of six people who were abducted in the Afghan capital Kabul, in connection with recent women’s rights protests.

European Parliament to host “Afghan Women Days”

Brussels: The European Parliament will organise a series of events to shine a light on the dire situation faced by women in Afghanistan this week.

Afghanistan: NGO women ‘threatened with shooting’ for not wearing burqa

Kabul:  Two international NGO workers have claimed that Taliban religious police have threatened to shoot the women NGO workers if they are found not wearing burqa in Badghis province of Afghanistan, media reports said.

Experts decry measures to ‘steadily erase’ Afghan women and girls from public life

New York: Taliban leaders in Afghanistan are institutionalizing large scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls, independent UN human rights experts warned on Monday.

Two women die in house blast in E Afghan province :Official

Kabul/UNI/Xinhua: Two women lost their lives and a teenage girl was seriously wounded when remnants of war exploded in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar, a local official confirmed on Wednesday.

Afghanistan women start writing protest slogans on Kabul walls

Kabul: A group of Afghanistan women and even activists have resorted to a new way of demonstrating against Taliban forces as they are writing on the walls of Kabul to voice their protests.

Afghanistan: Taliban bans women from appearing in television dramas

Kabul/IBNS: The Taliban in Afghanistan have imposed new restrictions in the war-torn south Asian country by which women will not be allowed to appear in television dramas.

Afghanistan: Girls at increasing risk of child marriage

New York:The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received credible reports of families in Afghanistan offering daughters as young as 20 days old for future marriage in return for a dowry.

Seven members of only Jewish family of Afghanistan leave Taliban-controlled country

Kabul: The only Jewish community members of Afghanistan have left the country recently, a month after the Afghanistan government was formed by the Taliban forces, media reports said on Friday.