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Afghan women


Afghan tradition allows girls to access the freedom of boys

January 14, 2022 8:28 pm

Under the practice, a girl dresses, behaves and is treated as a boy, with all the freedoms and obligations that entails. The child can play sports, attend a madrassa, or religious school, and, sometimes crucially for the family, work.

Afghanistan: Taliban clamp down on women's taxi use

December 26, 2021 10:15 pm

The Taliban have said women need a hijab — and in some cases a chaperone — to get a taxi ride. Taxi drivers have also been given new moral guidance on how to behave and look.

Taliban-style edict for women spreads alarm in Afghan district

July 20, 2013 1:46 pm

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's main religious advisers will not overturn a decree issued by clerics.

Most Afghan women at Kabul prison accused of moral crimes

April 09, 2013 12:41 pm

Afghanistan has made some progress in advancing women's rights after years of Taliban rule.

Taliban in burqas carry out suicide raid at Afghan hotel,20 killed

June 23, 2012 1:19 am

Afghans,foreigners consumed alcohol at hotel,attacked it over prostitution,dancing: Taliban

Afghan girl to box at Olympics

February 11, 2012 1:33 am

Just by getting into the boxing ring at the London Olympics,Sadaf Rahimi will be throwing a few punches in the fight for equal rights for Afghan women

Afghan women are under sustained attack:UN report

July 09, 2009 11:19 am

Afghan women are under sustained attack,not just by the Taliban themselves,but by deeply engrained cultural practices and customs,said a new UN report.


Afghan women's rights activists break with tradition, carry coffin of woman beaten to death

March 23, 2015 3:55 pm

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob was buried in Kabul on Sunday (March 22nd). In an unprecedented move, her coffin was carried by women’s rights activists.