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  • Hunger forces Afghans to sell young daughters into marriage Oct 26, 2021 02:22 PM IST

    Hunger forces Afghans to sell young daughters into marriage

    Child marriage has been practised in Afghanistan for centuries, but war and climate change-related poverty have driven many families to resort to striking deals earlier and earlier in girls' lives.

  • #DoNotTouchMyClothes: Afghan Women Protest Taliban Restrictions on Rights Sep 30, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    #DoNotTouchMyClothes: Afghan Women Protest Taliban Restrictions on Rights

    Compelled to speak out, Bahar Jalali, a visiting associate professor at Loyola University Maryland, tweeted a photo of herself from 2005, wearing an emerald green dress with delicate embroidery — a traditional outfit that she wore for her first wedding. “This is Afghan culture,” she wrote in the caption.

  • Afghan women rally for rights in western region Sep 02, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    Afghan women rally for rights in western region

    Friba Kabrzani, an organiser of the rally says that women should have political participation in the new government, including the Cabinet and Loya Jirga, or elders' council.

  • Taliban Urge Women to Stay Home Because Fighters Have Not Been Trained to Respect Them Aug 25, 2021 05:13 PM IST

    Taliban Urge Women to Stay Home Because Fighters Have Not Been Trained to Respect Them

    “We are worried our forces who are new and have not been yet trained very well may mistreat women,” Mujahid said. “We don’t want our forces, God forbid, to harm or harass women.”

  • In-Depth | Can Afghan women trust assurances of Taliban that have a chilling track record? Aug 24, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    In-Depth | Can Afghan women trust assurances of Taliban that have a chilling track record?

    Women in Afghanistan risk losing years of progress they had made, now that the Taliban have taken over. The group has tried to project a moderate image but this hasn’t cut much ice with anxious women, many of whom fear for their lives.

  • Afghan woman pushes for rights from behind the wheel May 16, 2012 08:00 AM IST

    Afghan woman pushes for rights from behind the wheel

    The morning after the Taliban fell Shakila Naderi shed her head-to-toe burqa, sat behind the wheel of a car for the first time and asked her husband to teach her how to drive.

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