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Women declare support for republican system

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Oct 11, 2020 - 21:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Women held gatherings in various provinces on Sunday including Kabul to announce their support for the Islamic republic system. The gatherings took place at a time when ‘republic’ and ‘emirate’ are important points of discussion in...
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Peace more attainable with women at talks table: Report

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Sep 30, 2020 - 15:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly eighty percent of Afghanistan ’s peace meetings since 2005 left women completely out, a new report has found. The joint report by Oxfam, Cordaid, and Inclusive Peace said as intra-Afghan peace talks were under way in Doha,...
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Man who beat 2 sisters in Kabul arrested

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Sep 22, 2020 - 15:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): A man, who beat two sisters in Kabul, has been arrested, the Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday One of the sisters had told Pajhwok Afghan News that she and her sister were beaten amid a security protocol for first vice president...
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Women’s participation in peace efforts stressed

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Sep 22, 2020 - 14:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) and the UN Women have underlined Afghan women’s participation in the peace process. On International Day of Peace, which was celebrated on Monday, the two sides launched a case...
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Women rally in Gardez, ask conflicting sides to reconcile

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Sep 02, 2020 - 19:01
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A number of women on Wednesday staged a rally in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, and asked the Taliban and the government not to further delay intra-Afghan talks and be serious in this critical movement. They...
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President Ghani decrees women high council

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Aug 13, 2020 - 18:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has signed a decree on creation of a women high council, the Presidential Palace said on Thursday. The statement said the women high council would work in collaboration with domestic and international partners...
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Women activists want past achievements protected

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Aug 10, 2020 - 14:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Women ’s rights activists on Monday said they wanted lasting peace, the republic system, women’s greater role in governance and protection of the Constitution. Afghanistan achieved much during the past two decades in areas of...
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Stop releasing Taliban prisoners, Women Network asks govt

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May 13, 2020 - 15:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Women Network has asked the UN, the OIC and NATO to break their silent on recent deadliest attacks in Afghanistan and demanded the US impose ceasefire a condition in its agreement with the Taliban . Sixty-four people...
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Baghlan gathering calls for active women role in peace talks

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Mar 07, 2020 - 20:27
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Hundreds of women and civil society activists at a gathering in northern Baghlan province demanded protection of women rights during the peace talks. Addressing the gathering, gender affairs in charge at the Governor House...
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Female journalists want representation in peace talks

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Mar 07, 2020 - 20:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some female journalist on Saturday demanded their representation in peace talks with the Taliban . Wahida Faizi, Gender Director of the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), while addressing a gathering here said: “ Women...
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Exploring Afghan women’s experience in sports stressed

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Mar 05, 2020 - 21:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): A panel discussion in the Australian Embassy in Kabul on Thursday discussed ways in which the next generation of women shapes a gender equal future for Afghanistan . The theme of the panel discussion was “Kicking goals, taking...
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35 women lost lives to violence this year, says minister

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Mar 05, 2020 - 16:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 7,000 cases of violence against women , including 37 murder incidents, have been registered nationwide this solar year , an official said on Thursday. Dilbar Nazari, women affairs minister, said this at a conference -- “...
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Above 7000 cases of violence against women this year

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Feb 02, 2020 - 19:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 7,000 cases of violence against women , including murder and rape, have been registered this year in the country, officials said on Sunday.
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Women’s strength goes up in Kunduz public sector

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Jan 22, 2020 - 16:24
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Women ’s employment in government departments has increased by 20 percent in northern Kunduz province, thanks to public awareness programs and ensuring work safety, an official said Wednesday. Nasibi Holgar, the Women Affairs...
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646 Afghan mothers die in childbirth last year: MoPH

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Jan 04, 2020 - 16:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly 650 women died during childbirth complications in the first nine months of 2019, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Saturday, calling the figures worrisome. Naveed Shams, head of HMAS Department at the ministry,...
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IDP women’s handicrafts on display in Herat

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Dec 30, 2019 - 18:15
HEART CITY (Pajhwok): An exhibition of handicrafts and other handmade goods of internally displaced women and refugee kicked off in western Herat province on Monday. Organizers of the event say a number of internally displaced and refugee women in...
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Cases of violence against women down in Ghor

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Nov 26, 2019 - 15:04
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Violence against women has fallen by 33 percent during the ongoing solar yea in western Ghor province, an official said on Tuesday. Woman’s Affairs Director Halima Parestish told a gathering marking International Day of...
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Women share their priorities, concerns with UN

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Nov 23, 2019 - 10:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): The importance of women ’s meaningful participation for sustainable peace is the focus of this year’s Global Open Days meeting on women, peace and security. Thirty women’s rights activists and gender equality advocates from...
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UN official stresses women's inclusion in peace effort

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Nov 19, 2019 - 13:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations deputy chief says women 's inclusion is central to lasting peace in Afghanistan . Amina Mohammed reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to supporting the Afghan people and government in implementing the 2030 Agenda for...
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220 cases of violence against women in east this year

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Nov 05, 2019 - 18:45
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)’s regional office in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday said it recorded 220 cases of violence against women in the eastern zone this year, showing an increase...
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