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Kabul: Kabul city is witnessing a rise in women vendors amid rising poverty in Afghanistan following the takeover of the country by Taliban forces. more
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 ...

Afghanistan: Taliban bars female students from leaving Kabul for studies

Kabul: The Taliban has refused to allow female students to leave the Afghan capital to go to study in Kazakhstan and Qatar, an informed source told Sputnik.

Saudi Arabia: UN calls for release of woman sentenced to 34 years in prison for tweeting

New York: The UN human rights office, OHCHR, expressed outrage on Friday over a 34-year prison sentence handed down to a Saudi woman charged with following and retweeting so-called dissid ...

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 ...

Türkiye urged to reverse decision ditching women’s rights accord

New York: Türkiye’s decision to ditch a landmark international treaty to tackle violence against women and girls, could significantly set back efforts to tackle the problem, to ...

Afghanistan: Taliban asks women govt workers to send male relatives as their replacements

Kabul: The Taliban rulers of Afghanistan have directed women working at Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance to send male relatives to do their job.

Report shows Pakistan recorded kidnap of 157 women, 91 rapes in June

Islamabad: A report compiled by  the Sustainable Social Development Organisation (SSDO) and the Centre for Research, Development and Communication (CRDC) has showed   157 w ...