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    HRW to Kabul: Fight sexual harassment

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A leading international human rights group on Tuesday asked the new Afghan government to take urgent steps to combat sexual harassment of women in education, employment and public life.


    Violence against women declines in east

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Violence against women in eastern Nangarhar province declined this last solar year, but females in remote areas continue to be deprived of their rights, officials said on Wednesday.


    Female candidate complains of insecurity

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A female provincial council runner in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday said she was ready to serve her people despite security problems and traditional restrictions.


    A million sign plea against anti-women law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than a million people around the globe have signed a petition, urging President Hamid Karzai to reject a proposed law that protects perpetrators of domestic violence, child abuse, forced marriage and marital rape.

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    1 policeman killed, 4 injured in Helmand suicide attack

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): One policeman has been killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a police check post in Marjah district of the southern Helmand province, an official said Thur


    The Missing Men in Violence against Women

    Maria Correia

    Before we can end violence against women, we must first ask the fundamental question of what is going on with men – the main perpetrators of this violence – and why are societies worldwide producing so many violent men?

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    Afghan women's gain in peril: Laura Bush

    KABUL (PAN): Former first lady Lara Bush, concerned at the current situation in Afghanistan, has warned that hard-won achievements of women and girls run the risk of being reversed.