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Kabul: Afghanistan's Taliban rulers issued yet another bizarre diktat as they directed female staff members of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to wear the hijab, media reports said. more
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 ...

Afghanistan: Taliban passes decree which forces women to wear burqa

Kabul: The Taliban administration of Afghanistan has issued yet another tough decree by which women of the country need to wear burqa in public.

Tech needs girls, and girls need tech

New York: More and more young women and girls are highlighting the importance of access and safety in the digital world. Marking International Girls in ICT Day, on Thursday, UN agencies h ...

Afghanistan: Taliban separates weekdays for male, female university students

Kabul: The Taliban government of Afghanistan has separated weekdays of male and female students of Kabul University and Kabul Polytechnic University in a bid to further end co-education i ...

Pakistani scholar urges Taliban to reopen schools for girls in Afghanistan

Kabul/Islamabad: Mufti Taqi Usman, a prominent Pakistani scholar, has written a letter to the Taliban government of Afghanistan and asked it to reopen girls’ schools for Afghan girl ...

‘Build forward fairer’ report, urges new social contract for Asia and the Pacific

New York: The Asia and Pacific region’s economic recovery from COVID and other global shocks, must be anchored in an inclusive “new social contract”, to protect the vuln ...

Afghanistan: Women can only enter parks for three days in a week, directs Taliban in new order

Kabul: The Ministry of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan issued yet another bizarre diktat by which women can only  go to parks three d ...

Afghanistan: Women demonstrate against Taliban's decision to ban girls from going to school

Kabul: A small group of women demonstrated in Kabul city on Saturday against Taliban regime's decision to ban teenage girls from going to schools.

US, UK, other nations condemn Taliban govt's decision not to re-open secondary schools for Afghan girls

Kabul: Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom, USA and several other nations condemned the Taliban’s decision not to re-open secondary schools to Afghan girls.