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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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Women’s painting works on display in Kabul

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Nov 11, 2017 - 19:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Painting arts of women, depicting the bad situation of women in Afghanistan, were put on display in capital Kabul on Saturday. Shakila Shaqaiq Payez, head of Change for Afghan Women organization, who organized the exhibition, told...
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Women’s situation improves but challenges remain

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Nov 01, 2017 - 17:57
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The Women Affairs Department of southeastern Paktia province plans to construct a separate market for women’s handicraft products in Gardez, the provincial capital. Women Affairs Director Nasrin Oryakhel told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Below 20pc of Afghan women hold paid job

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Oct 22, 2017 - 15:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Below 20 percent of women hold a paid job in Afghanistan where only 23 percent of girls attend higher education, a report published on Sunday said. The new UNFPA report warns unchecked inequality, failure to protect the rights of...
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Women entrepreneurs join Startup Revolution

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Oct 19, 2017 - 14:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): The first group of young female entrepreneurs graduated today from Startup Valley, Afghanistan’s first private business incubator, the USAID said on Thursday. Of more than 150 applications and 30 selected candidates, 17 young women...
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Insulting women unacceptable, AWN warns media

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Sep 28, 2017 - 23:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Women Network (AWN) on Thursday accused two private television channels of ‘insulting’ women in their comedy shows, calling it ‘unacceptable.’
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Violence against women drops in Khost this year

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Sep 26, 2017 - 19:59
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Incidents of violence against women significantly decreased in southeastern Khost province from 55 last year to so far 17 incidents this year, an official said. Khost women’s affairs director Malala Wali told an academic...
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A lot of work remains to change Kandahar women’s lives

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Sep 26, 2017 - 02:04
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A lot of work is still required to be done to improve women’s situation in southern Kandahar province where efforts in this regard during the 16 years have little impact. Women’s living standard in Kandahar City, the...
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Women’s presence in Nimroz pubic offices on the increase

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Sep 23, 2017 - 19:44
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The number of women working in government offices has increased in southwestern Nimroz province, despite little work on females’ capacity building. Local officials say the women in Nimroz had played an active role in the previous...
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Nangarhar records 72 cases of violence against women

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Sep 14, 2017 - 19:19
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 72 cases of violence against women have been registered in eastern Nangarhar province since late March, the provincial women’s affairs director said on Thursday.
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The motivation for more women in journalism

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Sep 11, 2017 - 16:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): After two years working as a journalist in a deeply challenging environment, Insia Najafi, in her sparkling blue camouflage scarf and wide smile, is pretty sure what keeps her going as a radio reporter and talk show host. One day...
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Taliban ban women from shopping in Kapisa’s Tagab

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Sep 08, 2017 - 15:41
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The Taliban have warned residents of Tagab district of central Kapisa province against allowing their women to visit the district bazaar, it is learnt. Several residents of the district told Pajhwok Afghan News on Friday that...
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