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HRW to Kabul: Fight sexual harassment

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Oct 14, 2014 - 20:29
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.
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Women forced into hard labor (Video)

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Jun 05, 2014 - 11:30
JAWZJAN (PAN): Financial problems forced women toiling away alongside their husbands in the fields to work hard and contribute to the family’s finance in Jawzjan province. The women assist their husbands working hard in order to feed their children...
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Violence against women declines in east

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Mar 26, 2014 - 11:58
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.
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Female candidate complains of insecurity

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Mar 25, 2014 - 08:22
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.
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Daudzai promises peaceful elections (Video)

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Mar 19, 2014 - 15:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Omar Daudzai on Tuesday promised the April 5 elections would be peaceful because his ministry had complete faith in the ability of Afghan security forces to deal with any challenge. Addressing a gathering in Kabul...
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EU encourages Afghan women to vote: advisor (Video)

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Mar 09, 2014 - 11:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Celebrating International Women’s Day in Kabul, the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL) on Saturday said it was encouraging Afghan women to actively partake in the landmark elections. The function marking the women’...
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A million sign plea against anti-women law

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Feb 07, 2014 - 17:32
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

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Dec 05, 2013 - 15:20
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 Thursday. Fawad Askari, provincial police spokesperson,...
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The Missing Men in Violence against Women

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Nov 25, 2013 - 12:38
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

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Nov 15, 2013 - 09:59
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.
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US diplomat on women's issues due tomorrow

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Nov 09, 2013 - 10:43
WASHINGTON (PAN): A top American diplomat on women's issue is visiting Afghanistan to demonstrate ongoing Obama administration's support for Afghan women and girls.
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Women stage rally for their safety (Video)

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Oct 28, 2013 - 14:57
KABUL (PAN) : Women's rights activists during a rally over the women’s safety in Kabul. The women asked the government for women’s safety during the rally. Women stage rally for their safety from Pajhwok Afghan News .
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HRW to Karzai: Do more to defend women’s rights

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Jun 28, 2013 - 16:04
KABUL (PAN): An international rights group on Friday asked the Afghan government to adopt strong measures to protect women’s rights ahead of withdrawal of foreign combat forces from the country at the end of 2014.
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Sharp surge in jailed Afghan women: HRW

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May 21, 2013 - 15:55
KABUL (PAN): An influential human rights organisation on Tuesday said the number of Afghan women jailed for fleeing forced and abusive marriages, and other "moral crimes", has soared since 2011.
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Afghan woman wins IWMF award

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May 03, 2013 - 19:12
KABUL (PAN): An Afghan woman is among four winners of this year’s Courage in Journalism Awards announced by a Washington-based media organisation on Friday.
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Woman found dead in Kunduz City (Video)

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Apr 11, 2013 - 16:45
KUNDUZ CITY ( PAN ): A woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances and her body delivered to the civil hospital in Kunduz city on Thursday, official said. The dead body was brought to the civil hospital last night from the Cheli Mazar area...
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Afghan women's rights central to UK’s work: envoy

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Mar 07, 2013 - 16:08
KABUL (PAN): Acting British Ambassador Nic Hailey has said that improving the lives of women and girls remained central to the UK’s work in Afghanistan.
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Women protest against rising violence (Video)

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Feb 14, 2013 - 15:55
KABUL (PAN) Dozens of Afghan women rally to denounce violence against women in Kabul on Thursday. The demonstrators want violence against women to be abolished or at least decreased in Afghanistan, but unfortunately it is increasing day to day,...
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Teenage girl shot dead in Kunduz

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Dec 19, 2012 - 15:34
KUNDUZ (PAN): A 14-year-old girl was killed in an overnight gun attack in the Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Wednesday.
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DQG, Tawanmandi join hands to promote women’s causes

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Aug 16, 2012 - 15:42
KABUL (PAN) Da Qanoon Ghushtonky (DQG) -- Law Seekers -- is a civil society organisation that works to increase Afghan women’s access to justice and curb violence against them.
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