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You represent a new Afghanistan: Ghani to robotics girls

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Jul 22, 2017 - 19:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday appreciated the Afghan girl robotics team for winning the silver medal in a competition in the United States, saying they represented ‘a new image of Afghanistan to the world.’
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Khostis demand waiting places for women

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Jul 22, 2017 - 18:44
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Civil society activists and residents have asked the municipality and other officials to build proper waiting places for women in southeastern Khost province. Except in hospitals, there are facilities like waiting rooms for...
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Jawzjan women put on display handicrafts after training

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Jul 20, 2017 - 21:52
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Women, who underwent a 10-month training course, on Thursday showcased their handicrafts at an exhibition in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, on Thursday. The exhibition was organized by the Afghanistan...
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Ghani congratulates Afghan robotics team on success

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Jul 19, 2017 - 19:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): Congratulating Afghan girl robotics team on achieving silver medal in Washington, President Ghani said on Wednesday the achievement showed Afghan girls, despite challenges, could be great models for their generations in the field of...
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Rula Ghani urges mothers to raise patriotic children

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Jun 13, 2017 - 20:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): First Lady Rula Ghani has urged the mothers to rear children while teaching them peace, tolerance and patriotism for the sake of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.
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Bamyan women not interested in applying for NICs

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Jun 07, 2017 - 14:15
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Women from central Bamyan province have lost their interest in applying for national identity cards (NICs) -- locally known as tazkira -- due to the lack of awareness and the complex process they have to go through. Sughra...
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Nangarhar policewomen’s role hailed as impressive

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Jun 04, 2017 - 13:45
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Policewomen in eastern Nangarhar province are playing an important role in combating crime and terrorism, conducting joint operations with their male colleagues, an official acknowledged on Sunday. More than 50 policewomen,...
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USAID hosts women’s agriculture credit Shura

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May 24, 2017 - 17:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday hosted the first Women’s Agricultural Credit Shura in Kabul to raise women’s awareness in agricultural credit, a statement from the agency has said.
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Nangarhar: 40 violence against women’s cases in 2 months

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May 23, 2017 - 18:38
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Forty cases of violence against women have been registered in the past two months alone in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.
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CEO reaffirms government commitment to women empowerment

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May 18, 2017 - 14:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah has reiterated government commitment to women empowerment and said women role in peace and stability of the country was of immense importance. Appreciating the women’s participation in the...
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Indonesia ready to help Afghan women empower: Yembise

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May 16, 2017 - 18:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indonesia’s Minister for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Prof. Dr. Yohana Susana Yembise on Tuesday said his country was ready to help empower the Afghan women through cooperation in different fields.
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Women’s role in peace process vital, says Ghani

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May 15, 2017 - 16:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said women could play a vital role in ensuring peace and a real peace would come when basic rights of Afghan men and women were protected.
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Taliban trial awaits me, claims Herat woman

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May 14, 2017 - 17:46
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A woman, who has sought refuge at a government-run shelter in western Herat province, says the Taliban will try her in their court if she leaves the facility, a charge the rebels reject. Fatima, 30, who has been at the ‘the...
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Women’s cultural activities 'zero’ in Khost

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May 14, 2017 - 15:32
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Female activists in southeastern Khost province say women’s participation in culture related activities are almost zero, blaming the situation on the provincial Women’s Affairs Department’s inattention and inefficiency. Women...
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Time to tell Hekmatyar’s impact on peace: Samar

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Apr 30, 2017 - 20:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chairperson Dr. Seema Samar on Sunday ‘time will prove the impact of Gulbadin Hekmatyar’s return on the peace process. Addressing a conference titled ‘national conference on...
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Cinema, theatre attracting more women in Herat

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Apr 20, 2017 - 08:43
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): As their participation in field of arts steadily grows, more and more women in western Herat province are evincing a keen interest in writing, direction, acting and films. According to officials, over 30 women are actively...
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Violence against women up by 10pc in Daikundi

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Apr 13, 2017 - 12:45
NEILI (Pajhwok): More than 250 incidents of violence against women happened last year in central Daiknudi province, where females are still facing different types of abuse, said an official of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Thursday.
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EU launches human rights drive focusing on women in Afghanistan

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Apr 11, 2017 - 16:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): In the frame of Afghanistan Human Rights Action and Mobilisation (AHRAM), the European Union (EU) co-funded drive for human rights in Afghanistan focusing on women as changed market has been launch in Kabul, a statement from the EU...
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Woman provides source of income for 25 families

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Mar 25, 2017 - 15:23
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A woman from the Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar province has provided a source of income for 25 families with training on handicrafts. Nazia Latifi, 20, told Pajhwok Afghan News she would extend the business to other...
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Above 2,400 cases of violence against women this year

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Mar 12, 2017 - 20:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Prosecution Office of Violence against Women on Sunday announced registering more than 2,400 cases of violence against females during the outgoing year, indicating a decrease.
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