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Nazari calls for end to sexual assaults on women

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Mar 14, 2018 - 09:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government of Afghanistan has called for effective measures to end sexual and gender-based violence against women. Minister of Women’s Affaires Delbar Nazari issued the call during her speech to the 62nd session of Commission on...
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Above 1500 violence against women cases recorded in northeast

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Mar 09, 2018 - 16:12
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The government has taken no action to curb crimes against women in northeastern Baghlan, Takhar and Kunduz provinces where a total of 1535 cases of violence against the gender were recorded this outgoing solar year, rights officials said on Friday.
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1041 women complete literacy course in Balkh

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Mar 03, 2018 - 18:05
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Above 1,000 women have completed a nine-month literacy course organised by the Islamic Relief NGO in northern Balkh province, an official said on Saturday. Islamic Relief country director in Aghanistan, Mirwais Fazel, told...
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Women say their role in peace process is symbolic

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Feb 18, 2018 - 09:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of female activists say they are worried about women’s symbolic role in the peace process and their absence from decision making in major programs of national importance. The activists echoed their concern at a meeting held...
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Widowed, unsheltered Kandahar women seek jobs

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Feb 11, 2018 - 17:07
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Many widowed and unaccompanied women in southern Kandahar province have asked the central government to provide them with jobs in order to give their children a decent life. Saima, 36, a resident of 2nd police district of...
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95% women in Paktika sans Tazkera

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Feb 11, 2018 - 15:16
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Ninety-five percent women and 30 percent men have not obtained National Identity Cards (NICs) --- also known Tazkera --- in southeastern Paktika province, government officials said and termed it a huge problem. Momin Khan Kamal, a...
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Women products’ exhibition kicks off in Kabul

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Feb 08, 2018 - 17:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): A two-day exhibition showcasing industrial goods produced by female workers or companies owned by women kicked off in capital Kabul on Thursday. Munizha Wafiq, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) head for women,...
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Paktia women denied 'fair share' in public sector jobs

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Jan 21, 2018 - 04:14
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The residents and women’s rights activists of southeastern Paktia province say they are not happy and satisfied with the number of women working in the provincial public sector. Women activist say the presence of female government...
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In Nuristan, cases of violence against women addressed by jirgas

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Jan 06, 2018 - 13:44
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Women’s Affairs Department in eastern Nuristan province says many incidents of violence against women are being resolved by tribal elders instead of courts. Some 45 cases of violence against women have been recorded during...
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Women among 11 held on drug smuggling charges

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Dec 20, 2017 - 13:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): Counternarcotics police have detained nearly a dozen smugglers, including two women, and referred their cases to courts, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said on Wednesday. CJTF said in a statement 11 suspected drug smugglers...
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Violence against women 30pc up in southeast

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Dec 19, 2017 - 20:08
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Incidents of violence against women have been on the increase in southeastern provinces, especially in Khost province, an official said on Tuesday.
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Nearly 40 women murdered in the east this year: officials

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Dec 10, 2017 - 19:43
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Some 500 cases of violence against women took place in eastern Afghanistan provinces this year, when nearly 40 women were killed in the name of honor and other issues, officials said on Sunday.
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Have seen nothing but pain, violence and slavery: Nelab

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Dec 10, 2017 - 10:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): The girl, who was deceived into marriage through a mobile phone, was not allowed to take divorce by her deceiving husband and was being raped and beaten up by him every day. Article 3 of the Human Trafficking and Immigrant...
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Ghani vows not to compromise on women’s rights

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Dec 08, 2017 - 13:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has stressed the importance of women’s increased role in the country’s affairs and implementation of reforms, saying ‘a small minority cannot prevent positive changes.’ Ghani expressed these views during a...
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Women personnel of ANA, AAF in India for training

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Dec 06, 2017 - 08:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): A group of 20 women officers of the Afghan National Army and air force has arrived in India for training at a military academy in Tamil Nadu state. Given a warm send-off by Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra, the women...
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Female MPs rejected Nehan, says Zabuli

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Dec 05, 2017 - 17:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or Senate on Tuesday welcomed granting trust vote to 11 ministers-designate, but regretted denying the same to the only female candidate. The Wolesi Jirga on Monday approved 11 ministers-designate except Nargis...
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Afghanistan ranked 2nd worst country for women

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Nov 30, 2017 - 09:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has been ranked as the second worst country for women, says a new study carried by the Women, Peace and Security Index.
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Balkh records 443 cases of violence against women

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Nov 25, 2017 - 19:20
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) was celebrated on Saturday in the capital of northern Balkh province, where more than 400 cases of crimes against the gender were recorded this year...
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Wardak PC election raises hope among women

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Nov 22, 2017 - 15:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): Insecurity and negative traditions have a negative impact on women’s lives in central Maidan Wardak province, but the election of three women to lead the Provincial Council has raised hope for a positive change. For the first time...
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Wardak PC elects women to leadership roles

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Nov 18, 2017 - 18:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): For the first time in Afghanistan, three women were elected to top administrative posts by the Provincial Council of central Maidan Wardak province on Saturday. The elected provincial public representatives voted on Saturday to...
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