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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Rights advocates fear rollback of women’s gains in Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:01pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... Lynne O'Donnell in London Advocates fear withdrawal of most international troops and aid agencies from country will see some hard-won improvements rolled back Afghan women ... the school, stop educating girls. The only reason my son was killed was because I was involved in promoting girls' education and the welfare of women in general," she said. "But ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545758/rights-advocates-fear-rollback-womens-gains-afghanistan
  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Hamid Karzai rejects law protecting abusers of Afghan women

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:51pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Kabul New code in Afghanistan sought to ban relatives from testifying against each other, halting prosecution of domestic violence cases Karzai rejects law protecting women ... and Western governments. The new criminal prosecution code, backed by a prominent opponent of women's rights, had sought to ban relatives from testifying against each other. In a country where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1430568/hamid-karzai-rejects-law-protecting-abusers-afghan-women
  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    UN reports soaring civilian casualties in Afghanistan as violence deepens

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... improvised explosive devices in a worrying sign of spreading conflict, the UN report said, with women and children increasingly caught in the crossfire. "The nature of the conflict ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550552/un-reports-soaring-civilian-casualties-afghanistan-violence-deepens
  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    US secretary of state pushes plan to ‘clean up’ disputed Afghan vote

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 05:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... – such as if the results were multiples of 50, or where women’s polling stations were staffed by men. If agreed, some 8,050 polling stations would be audited, involving 3.5 million ballots, or 44 per cent of all ... made in such areas as literacy rates and women’s rights. But Afghan forces know they will increasingly have to stand up to a bloody Taliban insurgency on their own as international forces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552771/us-secretary-state-pushes-plan-clean-disputed-afghan-vote
  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Dozens killed as Afghans vote in run-off poll; turnout 52 per cent

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 12:13pm by Reuters

    ... women and 62 per cent men," election commission chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani said. Interior Minister Mohammad Umar Daudzai said dozens of people were killed, including 20 civilians, 15 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532410/afghans-vote-again-final-test-taliban-threats-loom
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan women suffer despite progress on rights

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 04:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Afghanistan has made some progress in using the law to protect women against violence but many still suffer horrific abuse at the hands of men, a UN report said on Tuesday. The assessment, which comes a day after a senior women’s rights official was shot dead, opens with the tragic death of a 15-year-old girl who set herself on fire this year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1102996/afghan-women-suffer-despite-progress-rights
  7. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban behead 17 men and women for holding party with dancing

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... men and two women were found in a house near the Musa Qala district, about 75 kilometres north of the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, said district governor Nimatullah, who goes by only one ... Afghanistan, men and women do not usually mingle unless they are related, and parties involving both sexes together are rare and highly secretive affairs. The Taliban vehemently condemns flirting, open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1023720/taliban-behead-17-men-and-women-holding-party-dancing
  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan policewomen suffer sexual abuse at work

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Afghanistan’s policewomen suffer sexual assault by male colleagues, often inside police stations, a rights group said on Thursday, calling for women-only toilets and changing facilities to curb such abuse. Addressing the concerns of policewomen is necessary to address the “rampant violence” against women in the wider society, said Human Rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1223091/afghan-policewomen-suffer-sexual-abuse-work
  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Defiant Afghans vote in presidential election despite Taliban threats

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 05:30pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Men and women flock to polling centres in defiance of the Taliban to elect a new president to replace Hamid Karzai after 13 years in power Long lines as Afghans ... to tackle entrenched poverty and corruption. Men and women waited in segregated lines at polls under tight security. At a Kandahar hospital-turned-polling station, the men's line stretched from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465567/defiant-afghans-vote-election-despite-taliban-threats
  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    The top contenders for the Afghan presidency

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:27pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... 71, a Karzai confidant, served as the outgoing president's foreign minister from 2010 to 2013. He demonstrated his commitment to women's rights by choosing as one of his two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1465076/top-contenders-afghan-presidency

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