Women's Rights

Afghan women refuse return to nightmare of Taliban rule

Women seen studying or working outside their homes received harsh punishment during the rule of the Taliban.

Taliban assurance of 'women's rights' comes with major caveat

Activists are wondering how the careful wording -- 'assuring women's rights .... within the Islamic framework of Islamic values' -- will be interpreted.

'A symbol of bravery': Robotics team highlights Afghan girls' achievements

Team members have become 'ambassadors of technology' as they travel around the world and put a spotlight on the achievements of Afghan women since the end of the Taliban regime.

Afghan female entrepreneurs refuse to return to 'dark era' of Taliban

Women are calling on the government to ensure the achievements and freedoms of businesswomen in any peace deal with the Taliban.

Nangarhar to boost jobs for women as enthusiasm for work grows

The provincial government is bolstering recruitment efforts in a bid to spur equal work opportunities.

Afghan women's rights 'absolute red line' in Taliban talks, says Rabbani

Germany could host the third session of peace talks, says the Afghan foreign minister.

Zahra Elham becomes 1st woman to win on Afghan Star

From 2005 through 2018, all the winners were men.

Defending women's rights, Afghan trailblazer stares down Taliban representatives

Fawzia Koofi, an outgoing MP and women's rights activist, defended her daughter's rights in front of Taliban representatives during a meeting last month in Moscow.

Unshackled from Taliban rule, Logar women seek bigger role in government

The provincial government is trying to ensure greater women's participation in education and in government offices.

Afghan women get a taste of empowerment with beekeeping businesses

More women are starting their own beekeeping farms to produce honey, providing them with business opportunities unavailable to them during the Taliban regime.

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