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Kabul: Since capturing power more than a month ago the Taliban has been imposing restrictive rules for women’s education in universities and schools in Afghanistan. more
UNICEF stresses Afghan girls must not be excluded from school

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday welcomed the news that secondary schools are due to reopen in Afghanistan on Saturday, after months of closure due to COVID-19, b ...

Afghanistan: Security Council resolution calls for ‘equal and meaningful participation of women’

New York: The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday, specifying the importance of “equ ...

Afghanistan: Taliban members bar women employees from entering Ministry of Women Affairs in Kabul

Kabul: Taliban members did not allow women employees from entering  the Ministry of Women Affairs in Kabul on Thursday, showing yet another episode of atrocities faced by females in ...

Afghanistan crisis: Female footballers flee to Pakistan to escape Taliban

Karachi/UNI: Female footballers of Afghanistan's national junior girls team, who had been in hiding following threats from the Taliban, crossed the Torkham border along with their fam ...

Afghanistan: Taliban insurgents assault woman, abduct five members of her family in Kabul

Kabul: Taliban insurgents on Saturday assaulted a woman and  abducted five of her family members in Kabul city, media reports said.

Gender equality ‘champion’ Sima Sami Bahous to lead UN Women

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres described Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan, as “a champion for women and girls”, announcing on Monday her appointment to lead the ...

Afghanistan women abroad wear colourful dress to deride Taliban diktat

Kabul: Breaking the rule set by Taliban that eves should wear all-black attire in the nation, a group of Afghanistan women, who stay abroad, have posted their own images online wearing co ...

In Somalia, Deputy UN chief encourages progress on women’s political participation, and peaceful elections

New York: The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, visited Somalia on Sunday, to express her solidarity with Somali women’s calls for full and equal participa ...

Afghanistan Crisis: Female doctor in Kandahar says Taliban insurgents hit her

Kandahar: A female doctor has claimed she was beaten up by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan's Kandahar region, media reports said.