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Ghor widow urges warring sides to extend truce

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Aug 03, 2020 - 15:25
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Forty-years-old Sabzah Gul, whose husband was killed in the conflict in western Ghor province, has urged the warning parties to extend ceasefire and start intra-Afghan talks. Sabzah Gul has been living along with her four...
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4,500 violence cases against women this year

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Jul 20, 2020 - 19:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly 4,500 cases of violence against women have been registered during the past four and a half months across the nation, officials said on Monday. The Ministry of Women Affairs, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and the...
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For peace sake, widow forgives son’s killers

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Jul 09, 2020 - 15:10
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A widow from southern Kandahar province says the ongoing conflict has taken away all her happiness, but she continues to hope for a better future.
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Jawzjan couple encourages women to join police force

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Jul 05, 2020 - 17:21
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The only policewoman serving in the operational police unit in northern Jawzjan province asked families not to stop their daughters from serving in police.
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Afghan mothers appeal warring parties to reconcile

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Jun 13, 2020 - 19:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some mothers in capital Kabul and provinces say they are concerned about the future of their children due to the unending conflict in the country. They ask the warring sides to reconcile for stability and protecting civilian lives.
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MoWA empowered to frame, implement policy

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Jun 07, 2020 - 12:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Women ’s Affairs will be given the authority to frame and implement policy, says a senior official. .
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Durkhani who lost 3 sons looks after 15 grandkids

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May 11, 2020 - 19:28
غزني ښار (پژواک، ٢٢ غويی ٩٩): په غزني کې د ١٥ يتيمانو يواځنۍ سرپرسته نيا وايي: "درې زامن مې د جګړې له لاسه مړه شوي ، په ښار کې سوال کوم، خو ډېر خلک خيرات هم نه راکوي."
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Rights activists demand apology over Afghan migrants’ ruthless killing

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May 10, 2020 - 13:58
​ KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan women ’s rights defenders and civil society organizations leaders have demanded public apology over the brutal killing and drowning of bodies of Afghan migrants by Iranian security forces early this month.
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Give women 40pc share in peace talks, Kufi tells govt

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Mar 19, 2020 - 18:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Mawj Tahawul political party on Thursday expressed concern over the country’s tense political situation and asked the government leaders to brush aside their differences and focus on peace talks. Fawzia Kufi, who heads the...
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Peace talks: Baghlan gathering wants women’s rights protected

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Mar 10, 2020 - 16:26
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Dozens of women and civil society activists held a gathering in northern Baghlan province, demanding protection of women rights in peace talks. Zohal Saifi, the provincial gender department head, said if women were not given...
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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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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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US, Taliban asked to share peace deal details with Afghans

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Feb 18, 2020 - 19:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Women Coalition for Peace has asked the United States and the Taliban to share the text of their peace deal before singing it with the people of Afghanistan .
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All Baghlan districts lack govt women employees

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Feb 11, 2020 - 20:04
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): All 14 districts of northern Baghlan province have been lacking female employee and as a result, women in these areas face multiple problems. A number of women’s rights organizations came into being after the arrival of...
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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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Samangan’s first female driver hailed as courageous

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Jan 25, 2020 - 17:12
AIBAK (Pajhwok): The first female driver in northern Samangan province says she learned driving in a week and now she feelsa happy despite hearing some unfair words from men. Sediqa Muradi, 40, from Gul Qeshlaq village of Aibak City, said her...
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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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Sar-i-Pul girls, women harassed on streets, roads

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Jan 20, 2020 - 19:00
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Some girls and women in central Sar-i-Pul province have complained about their harassment on streets and on roads and asked relevant authorities to take steps for their safety.
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Billboard messages on veil haunt women activists

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Jan 14, 2020 - 19:46
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Billboard messages on women 's veil have angered women’s rights activists in western Herat province. The activists say extremism is growing fast in Herat.
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