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Alarm rises for Afghan women prisoners after Western troops leave

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 18:40

After Farida`s husband sold their three-year-old daughter to support his drug habit of several years, she took a knife and stabbed him to death in their house in the western Afghan province of Herat.

Taliban-style curbs for women in Afghanistan again?

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 10:12

An eight article decree, issued late in June, bars women from leaving home without a male relative, while shutting cosmetic shops on the pretext they were being used for prostitution - an accusation residents and police reject.

Taliban-style edict for women spreads alarm in Afghan district

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 13:05

One of Hamid Karzai`s main religious advisers will not overturn a decree issued by clerics in the north reimposing Taliban-style curbs on women, in another sign of returning conservatism as NATO forces leave the country.

Afghan students protest women`s rights decree

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 14:28

Hard-line Islamist students are protesting in the Afghan capital demanding the repeal of a presidential decree for women`s rights that they say is un-Islamic.

Afghan women getting jailed for `moral crimes`

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 15:40

The Afghan government should take urgent steps to halt an alarming increase in women and girls imprisoned for “moral crimes,” Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

‘Taliban fears driving Afghan women`s brain drain`

Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2012, 13:55

A recent survey by the charity ActionAid suggests that 86 percent of Afghan women fear a return of Taliban-style rule.

United Nations holds photo exhibit on Afghan women

Last Updated: Monday, March 12, 2012, 13:17

An exhibition organised by UN agencies to highlight the status and achievements of women in Afghanistan kicked off Saturday in the capital.

Afghan women fear Taliban return

Last Updated: Monday, February 13, 2012, 00:39

When the Taliban were in power from 1996 to 2001, women were subjected to particularly brutal repression.

Afghan women to help fight Taliban suicide bombers

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 21:03

Afghan women are being recruited to help fight Taliban suicide bombers.

10 killed in NATO raid on Afghan militants

Last Updated: Monday, April 05, 2010, 19:35

NATO forces said they killed 10 militants in a raid on a compound near the Pakistani border early Monday, while gunmen seriously wounded an Afghan provincial councilwoman in a drive-by shooting in the country`s increasingly violent north.

Recruit Afghan women to sell war to Europeans: CIA expert

Last Updated: Saturday, March 27, 2010, 10:44

A CIA expert has called for recruiting Afghan women in a public relations bid to persuade sceptical Europeans to support the NATO-led war effort, a leaked document has said.

Extending a helping hand to war-affected Afghan women

Last Updated: Sunday, December 06, 2009, 18:52

A government of India initiative has encouraged war widows and poor women of Afghanistan to take to various means of livelihood like garment making, food and fruits processing and rebuild their lives.