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Women face discrimination in government offices: activists

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Feb 10, 2016 - 17:41
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some female civil society activists in southeastern Khost province on Wednesday said they faced discrimination in government offices.
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Kunduz insecurity forces cut in number of women mediaworkers

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Feb 06, 2016 - 23:16
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Officials of some media outlets in northern Kunduz said on Saturday women’srole in news organisations had diminished after the provincial capital’s fall to the Taliban some months back. They say women, who are palpably...
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Agriculture farm for women launched in Kandahar

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Jan 28, 2016 - 18:32
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The foundation stone of an agricultural farm was laid on Thursday by the women’s affairs minister after arriving in the southern province of Kandahar.
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Ghani misses deadline to include women in peace process: HRW

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Jan 13, 2016 - 18:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): An influential human rights watchdog on Wednesday asked the Afghan government to quickly remedy its missed deadline to produce a plan to include women in the peace process. Human Rights Watch said in September 2015, the government...
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300 women complete leadership course in Kabul

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Jan 11, 2016 - 19:14
KABUL (Pajwhok): Nearly 300 women underwent a three-month leadership training funded by the United States Agency for International (USAID) at the Kabul University.
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Women’s role low in diplomacy, key entities: survey

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Jan 06, 2016 - 20:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Wednesday expressed concern over a weak presence of the women in government job nominations and in diplomatic missions, asking the government to announce a programme for introducing and selecting females for key public sector jobs.
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Honour, threats prevent women from seeking legal redress

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Dec 27, 2015 - 11:40
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Concerned about family honour and lacking access to judicial organs, women in central Bamyan province avoid moving courts against the continued violations of their rights. Many females do not visit even the Women’s Affairs...
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Paktika women lack access to education, health facilities

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Dec 22, 2015 - 17:29
SHARANA (Pajhwok): The women of southeastern Paktika province lack access to education and face several other problems, participants of a gathering said on Tuesday. Nearly 80 women attended the gathering in Sharana, the provincial capital, and spoke...
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Kabul Hosts the Largest Meeting of Women in Technology

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Dec 19, 2015 - 11:29
December 18, 2015 (TechNation/ Kabul): Close to 200 women gathered at the first TechWomen Summit 2015 in Kabul to celebrate, promote and empower women in technology. This is a significant milestone for Afghanistan in its journ ey towards women’s...
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Above 100,000 women to be trained in IT field: Minister

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Dec 17, 2015 - 19:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) on Thursday said it was being planned to train more than 100,000 women in IT profession over the next decade.
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Violence against women rises by 7pc in southeast

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Dec 07, 2015 - 19:26
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Incidents of violence against women increased by seven percent this solar year in southeastern provinces, the regional Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission office in Paktia province said on Monday.
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Govt urged to fully implement UN resolution 1325

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Nov 30, 2015 - 16:46
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Human rights officials on Monday asked the government to implement all provisions of the United Nations resolution 1325 through the National Action Work Plan on women. The Afghan government has started consultative meetings in...
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Badakhshan women seek market for handicrafts

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Nov 28, 2015 - 18:23
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Women from northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday asked the government to find a proper market for their handicrafts and support the profession. Different hand-made products like carpets, metal items, embroidered clothes,...
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80 cases of violence against women recorded in Ghazni

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Nov 26, 2015 - 15:53
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Eighty incidents of violence against women have been reported during the past one year in southern Ghazni province, an official said Thursday.
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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Nov 25, 2015 - 13:05
KABUL, 25 November 2015 – Today marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW). For reading the full story, please click here
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MPs seek release of kidnapped Ghazni women

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Sep 21, 2015 - 20:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members from southern Ghazni province on Monday voiced concern about the kidnapping of two women in the province, urging the president to personally take notice of the incident. Ghazni officials say four civilians...
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UNAMA sees positive changes in women’s lives

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Sep 08, 2015 - 19:21
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday said it had observed positive changes in women’s lives in northern provinces this year compared to the previous year. This year’s ceremony of the...
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Unrest behind trampling of Faryab women’s rights

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Sep 06, 2015 - 17:47
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Groups advocating women’s rights and members of the provincial council say though the situation of women has considerably improved during the past one decade, their participation in important political decision-making and social activities remains lukewarm in northern Faryab province.
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Govt urged to criminalise street harassment

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Aug 05, 2015 - 17:05
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A civil society group and local officials have voiced their concern about the increase in street harassment of women and girls in central Bamyan province, urging the government to criminalise the malicious act. A survey...
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Govt has failed to empower women, admits Nazari

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Aug 02, 2015 - 18:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): Women’s Affairs Minister Dilbar Nazari acknowledged on Sunday the government's failure to deliver on most of its pledges regarding empowering women and expanding their decision-making power.
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