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New York: The UN deputy chief and head of UN Women have conveyed a direct message to Afghanistan’s Taliban leadership calling on them to put the good of the country first and end recent policies towards women and girls that have confined them in their own homes, and violated their basic human rights. more
Afghanistan: Collapse of legal system is ‘human rights catastrophe’

New York: The ongoing collapse of the rule of law and judicial independence in Afghanistan is “a human rights catastrophe”, UN-appointed independent human rights experts warne ...

Afghan girls and women made focus of International Education Day: UNESCO

New York: Barring girls and young women from classrooms in Afghanistan could wipe out huge gains made in education and create “a lost generation”, the UN’s educational a ...

Afghanistan: Taliban publicly chops off hands of four people in Kandahar stadium

Kandahar: Former Policy Advisor to Minister for Afghan Resettlement & Minister for Refugees in the UK, Shabnam Nasimi, has said the Taliban chopped off the hands of four people at a s ...

Afghanistan: Taliban authorities flog nine people in public

Kabul: The Taliban authorities of Afghanistan recently flogged in public nine people who were allegedly accused of committing “adultery and theft” in Kandahar.

Afghanistan: Former Afghan MP killed in Kabul

Kabul: Afghanistan's Taliban government has said a former woman member of the country's Parliament and one of her security guards have been killed in Kabul city, media reports sai ...

UN and top aid officials slam Afghan rulers’ NGO ban for women

New York: Top UN agency officials and civil society organization heads joined forces on Thursday to urge Afghanistan’s de facto authorities to reverse their ban on women working for ...

‘Unfathomable restrictions’ on women’s rights risk destabilizing Afghanistan

New York: The UN rights chief, Volker Türk, called on Tuesday for the Taliban de facto authorities to revoke immediately a raft of policies that target the rights of women and girls ...

Afghanistan: Taliban administration shuts down two educational institutions in Kabul, Herat

Kabul: The Taliban rulers of Afghanistan have shut down two educational institutions in Kabul and Herat which accommodate over 1200 female students.

Suspension of women’s education in Afghanistan is against Islamic values: Prominent Islamic Scholar

Kabul:  Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed El-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar University, has described the recent decision taken by the Taliban government in Afghanistan to ban women from studyi ...