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New York: The latest actions by Taliban de facto authorities targeting women and girls “should be investigated as gender persecution” eleven UN-appointed independent human rights experts said on Friday. more
Afghanistan: EU condemns Taliban's latest move of barring women from entering parks, gyms

Brussels: The European Union has condemned the additional restrictions imposed by the Taliban on women’s freedom of movement, including the newly announced rules barring women from ...

Afghanistan: Taliban bans women from entering parks

Kabul: The Taliban government of Afghanistan has now restricted women’s access to public parks in the country, an episode showcasing the hardships imposed on women by the regime.

Women demonstrate in Kabul over Mahsa Amini's death, Taliban fire into air disperse protesters

Kabul: The Taliban forces shot in the air to disperse the women protesters who had assembled in front of the Iranian Embassy in Kabul to demonstrate against the death of Mahsa Amini.

Afghanistan: Taliban directs shops not to sell things to women not wearing Hijab

In yet another bizarre diktat, the Taliban Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice officials have allegedly warned shopkeepers in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital o ...

First Person: Heartbroken but hopeful, under Taliban rule in Afghanistan

Zarina* is a young Afghan woman entrepreneur. Her drive for innovating, and passion for baking made her one of Afghanistan’s youngest entrepreneurs. Her business is still running, b ...

UN agencies recommitment to women, girls in Afghanistan one year after Taliban takeover

A year of Taliban rule in Afghanistan has led to a deterioration in the lives of women and girls, affecting all aspects of their human rights, three UN agencies reported on Monday.

Afghanistan: Humanitarian assistance has saved lives, but immense needs remain

New York: Despite an unprecedented scale-up in assistance in Afghanistan over the past year, immense needs still exist and the future looks bleak, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA ...

In Afghanistan, women take their lives out of desperation, Human Rights Council hears

New York: The situation for women is so desperate in Afghanistan that they are committing suicide at a rate of one or two every day, the Human Rights Council has heard.

Afghanistan: Taliban orders women to stay home; cover up in public

New York: The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) issued a statement of deep concern on Saturday in response to an announcement made by the Taliban de facto authorities saying th ...