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Women

Suicide cases among Daikundi women on the rise

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Nov 16, 2017 - 17:26
NEILI (Pajhwok): Providing contradictory figures, provincial officials in central Daikundi province have said cases of suicide among women and violence against the gender have increased in the province. Daikundi is a traditional province where 40...
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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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Drug addicted mother forces her daughters into prostitution to buy drugs

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Nov 01, 2017 - 15:39
HERAT (Pajhwok): Some teenage girls in western Herat province say their drugs addicted mothers have been pushing them into prostitution to buy drugs. On the rele vant issue, Article 11 of the Afghan law on trafficking in persons and smuggling of...
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Rula Ghani drums up greater support for Afghan women

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Oct 31, 2017 - 13:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s first lady Bibi Gula (Rula Ghani) has hailed women’s role in the development of the country as significant. She expressed the view during a meeting on the contribution of women and girls at the International Strategic...
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Maraston inmate wants to use her artistic skill

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Oct 29, 2017 - 22:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): A widowed woman, who has been living at the “Maraston Hostel” with her children, wants to stand on her own feet by using her skill of painting and embroidery. Zia Gul, 40, her two daughters and a son, from 9 to 17 years old, have...
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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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Noted Afghan women rights campaigner dies in US

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Oct 15, 2017 - 11:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): A courageous Afghan women rights campaigner has died of multiple system atrophy and a degenerative neurological disorder, a news report said on Sunday. After fleeing Afghanistan before the 1979 Soviet invasion, Sima Wali worked for...
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Book containing photos of Kabul's skate girls compiled

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Oct 08, 2017 - 12:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): A British photographer has compiled a book containing engaging photographs of Kabul's skate girls that deftly undermine cultural, religious and gender stereotypes. Collected in a book called Skate Girls of Kabul, the photographs...
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13 women graduate from ultrasound machine course

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Oct 07, 2017 - 16:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thirteen young women were among first graduates completing “Women in the Economy’s (WIE) Forward Together Scholarship Doppler Ultrasound course” in Kabul, USAID said on Saturday. Held at the Ariana Hospital, the subsidised course...
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Women’s councils being set up in remote area: Rula Ghani

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Oct 05, 2017 - 12:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): Women’s economic emancipation was emphasised on the sidelines of the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in Kabul, with First Lady Rula Ghani saying women councils -- also involving men -- will be formed in remote areas. President Ashraf...
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Flying around globe: Afghan woman creates history

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Oct 05, 2017 - 11:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): An enterprising Afghan refugee has created history by emerging the youngest woman to fly around the globe in a single-engine plane, a media report said on Thursday. Concluding a 138-stop flight, including Dubai, Shaesta Waiz landed...
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Faryab women vendors seek proper place, market for their products

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Oct 01, 2017 - 10:24
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Some sales women associated with handicraft industry in north western Faryab province accused government for not addressing their problems and exploring market for their products. The lack of proper place in the market and import...
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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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Herat: Aid for women's capacity-building embezzled

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Sep 17, 2017 - 09:53
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Most of $101 million aid provided for capacity-building programmes for women in western Herat province has allegedly been embezzled, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt. Some local officials and Provincial Council (PC) members...
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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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