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Afghan women seek regional support for ceasefire

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Oct 21, 2020 - 10:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): An independent women ’s advocacy group on Wednesday urged civil society leaders and human rights defenders in the region to work together with them for defending shares values and achieving prosperity. “We, the women of Afghanistan...
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Afghan women believe Taliban won’t repeat history

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Sep 10, 2020 - 16:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The women of Afghanistan are optimistic about lasting peace and believe that the Taliban would not repeat their past acts, a survey revealed on Thursday. The survey was conducted by the Provincial Women Network and Equality Peace...
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Afghan women with disabilities face systemic abuse: HRW

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Apr 28, 2020 - 14:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan women and girls with disabilities face high barriers, discrimination and sexual harassment in accessing government assistance, healthcare, and schools, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The 31-page report, “ ‘Disability Is...
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UN to help Afghan women reclaim rightful place

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Mar 08, 2020 - 15:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations on Monday marked International Women ’s Day in Afghanistan , vowing to continue to support all efforts toward gender equality and all opportunities for women to reclaim their rightful place in all areas of society...
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Jakarta stresses Afghan women’s role in peace bid

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Dec 01, 2019 - 14:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Foreign Minister of Indonesia Retno Marsudi has underscored the importance of women ’s role in the peace process. “Women are important actors in creating inclusive peace,” the minister stressed while opening the “Dialogue between...
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Group formed at UN to protect Afghan women’s rights

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Nov 19, 2019 - 16:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Mission to the United Nations has formed a ‘Group of Friends’ co-chaired by the United Kingdom and comprised of women representatives to the UN and senior officials, the mission said on Tuesday. The group will highlight...
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Insecurity, forced marriage women’s main concerns: Survey

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Jun 16, 2019 - 15:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan women have been in deep trouble due to lack of security, education and forced marriages, a recently survey says. The survey conducted by the Provincial Women Network interviewed 300 women in 38 districts and 15 provinces...
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Canadians sprint in support of trail-blazing Afghan women

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Mar 07, 2019 - 09:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): In support of trail-blazing Afghan women who often face threats for participating in long-distance races, thousands of Canadians took part in so-called secret marathons on Wednesday. Coming ahead of International Women’s Day on...
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Pakistan offers Afghan woman free cancer treatment

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Oct 07, 2018 - 09:25
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Pakistan army chief has allowed the free cancer treatment of an Afghan woman on humanitarian grounds, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan Zahid Nasrullah Khan had recommended special assistance...
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Daesh seeking to recruit Afghan women, says MP

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Oct 03, 2018 - 10:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Islamic State, also known as Daesh, is out to recruit young Afghan women to conduct suicide attacks, claims a legislator. Speaking to an Iranian media outlet, Wolesi Jirga member Mohammad Arif Rahmani said the militant group’s...
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300 women complete civil service internship program

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Sep 25, 2018 - 20:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of female interns graduated from a one-year civil service internship program and received government-issued certificates here on Tuesday. The US government’s Women in Government (WIG) and Women’s Leadership Development (WLD...
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USAID backs women-owned business to become more competitive

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Apr 19, 2018 - 13:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan businesswomen summit has helped identify area of reforms which would assist women -owned businesses in access to finance, market and increased revenue, a statement from the USAID said on Thursday. The national summit of...
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Astana to host event on Afghan women in autumn

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Mar 17, 2018 - 10:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): Astana plans to host an international conference in autumn on women ’s empowerment in Afghanistan , says Kazakhstan’s Special Envoy Stanislav Vassilenko. Continued support from regional countries and the international community was...
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Women leaders hopeful about Afghanistan’s future

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Feb 27, 2018 - 12:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): During a recent visit to Washington, senior women officials narrated their personal stories of growing up in Afghanistan or as refugees, as well as their work on bringing positive changes to the country. Eighty percent of the...
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MAIL unveils this fiscal year’s plans for women

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Feb 10, 2018 - 22:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture , Irrigation and Livestock would provide 600 bee hives, 28, 000 home gardens or vegetable fields, 17, 000 chicken farms, 12 fruits processing centers and 100 slaughter units to women this fiscal year, the...
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Afghan women strong and resilient Senator Shaheen

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Dec 14, 2017 - 10:01
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): One reason for supporting the American mission in Afghanistan is the difference it makes to women and children, a top US senator has said. The Afghan woman was strong, resourceful and resilient. Senator Jeanne Shaheen said...
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Kabul huddle underlines women’s issues

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Aug 08, 2017 - 19:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of a gathering in Kabul on Tuesday termed insecurity, old traditions and lack of financial resources as big challenges women faced in the country.
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Afghan women have more say in money that they earned themselves than property in marriage

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Jun 13, 2017 - 12:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): The proportion of women who have the authority of spending money that they earned themselves is higher than those having personal properties in Afghanistan, a survey reveals. “ The Demographic Survey of Afghanistan ,” a joint...
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Indonesia ready to help Afghan women empower: Yembise

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May 16, 2017 - 18:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indonesia’s Minister for Women ’s Empowerment and Child Protection Prof. Dr. Yohana Susana Yembise on Tuesday said his country was ready to help empower the Afghan women through cooperation in different fields.
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USAID to help 900 Afghan women pursue higher studies

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Jun 29, 2016 - 17:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development ( USAID ) has pledged $15 million in aid to help 900 Afghan women continue their higher education in Afghanistan ’s private universities.
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