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Astana to host event on Afghan women in autumn

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Mar 17, 2018 - 10:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): Astana plans to host an international conference in autumn on women’s empowerment in Afghanistan, says Kazakhstan’s Special Envoy Stanislav Vassilenko. Continued support from regional countries and the international community was...
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Man at the helm of Uruzgan’s Women Affairs Dept.

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Mar 11, 2018 - 19:49
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The Women Affairs Department of central Uruzgan province is being led by a man, with females saying they have yet to benefit from projects implemented in their name. International Women’s Day was markedat the provincial human...
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For Kandahar women, only female prosecutor a ray of hope

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Mar 10, 2018 - 13:41
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Amidst rising incidents of domestic tension, the only female prosecutor in southern Kandahar province is investigating cases of violence against women. Zainab Faiz, 28, serving as prosecutor for the past two years, has...
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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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The story behind Wardak ‘Village Sisters Art Movement’

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Mar 09, 2018 - 00:00
MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): A group of young women in insurgency-plagued central Maidan Wardak province has been campaigning to give aspirant female poets a platform to recite their poetry and art talent through their initiative ---Village Sisters Art...
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Kabul gathering urges greater women’s role in diverse fields

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Mar 08, 2018 - 20:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Giving the women a greater role in different spheres of life and improving their condition in far-flung areas was emphasized at a gathering held in Kabul on Thursday to mark the gender’s day.
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Women’s rights not to be compromised for peace: CEO

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Mar 08, 2018 - 16:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has once again asked the armed insurgents to renounce violence, cut ties with international terrorist groups and introduce themselves as legitimate political entities. Addressing a...
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UN supports women’s economic empowerment

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Mar 08, 2018 - 14:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government’s programme to empower women economically is a key step forward to opening more doors for their participation throughout society, the United Nations in Afghanistan said on Thursday. The UN said it encouraged the...
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Barmak pledges to break male dominance in MoI

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Mar 07, 2018 - 18:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak on Wednesday vowed to eliminate male-dominance in his ministry by appointing 6,000 women in different departments, including key posts. Barmak revealed this at a gathering marking International...
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Nangarhar businesswomen seek more facilities

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Mar 04, 2018 - 15:54
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Around 13,000 women are engaged in business in addition to leading some small companies in eastern Nangarhar province, officials say. However, women complain the carpet-weaving and handicraft industry has shrunken considerably...
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Nothing done basic to improve our lives: Paktia women

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Feb 20, 2018 - 08:45
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Women in southeastern Paktia province say nothing fundamental has been done to improve women’s living standard and past projects in this regard have little impact. Aisha, a resident of Ahmadkhel district, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Kunduz City women demand family park

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Feb 18, 2018 - 20:37
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A number of women on Sunday demanded of the government to construct a family park in the capital of northern Kunduz province. They argue Kunduz is insecure province where most of its residents avoid going for sightseeing and...
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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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Kamila’s tale: Taunted at home, tortured by husband

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Feb 12, 2018 - 12:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): A 29-year-old woman ended up in the shelter house of capital Kabul just nine months after her marriage to escape abuse and torture at husband’s and paternal homes.
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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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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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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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Afghan women strong and resilient Senator Shaheen

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Dec 14, 2017 - 10:01
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): One reason for supporting the American mission in Afghanistan is the difference it makes to women and children, a top US senator has said. The Afghan woman was strong, resourceful and resilient. Senator Jeanne Shaheen said...
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