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Women

If peace returns, no child will become vendor: Sahra

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Nov 19, 2020 - 18:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): A 12-year-old girl, who attends school and works as a shoe shiner, is asking the government to support her in pursuing her education . Sahra is a resident of Shuhadai Salehin area of capital Kabul. In addition to studying in fifth...
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War-affected Farah women want end to bloodshed

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Nov 16, 2020 - 20:55
FARAH (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Monday launched a two-day workshop and media conference on women ’s role in the peace process and their economic rights in western Farah province.
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Bamyan cave-dwellers yearning for peace

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Nov 07, 2020 - 10:25
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Zahra, a young woman, spending her life along with her family, in a cave in central Bamyan province, is hemmed in by a whole host of problems
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First ever women-only restaurant opens in Aibak

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Nov 04, 2020 - 16:53
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A restaurant catering to a female-only clientele has been opened for the first time in northern Samangan province, offering quality food. Swita Khurram, owner of the restaurant, said she opened the restaurant in Market Suliman...
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Daikundi women demand transport service

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Nov 03, 2020 - 19:01
NEILI (Pajhwok): A number of women in Neili, capital of central Daikundi province, complain about absence of urban transport service and ask the government to resolve this issue in collaboration with the private sector. The women say besides other...
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Women’s role in peace process stoutly supported

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Oct 31, 2020 - 13:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): International peace and security are closely tied to equality among people of all genders, the Friends of Afghan Women Ambassadors’ Group said on Saturday. “Today we celebrate the achievements of Afghan women peace builders and...
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Maimana: Covid-19 puts women artisans in a pickle

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Oct 31, 2020 - 11:41
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Women vendors in northern Faryab province complain their businesses have dramatically slumped with the outbreak of the coronavirus and at times they return home without selling a single item. They urged on the authorities to solve their problems on priority.
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UK urges meaningful role of women in peace talks

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Oct 30, 2020 - 17:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Kingdom (UK) has urged countries and UN agencies to give more women a meaningful role in peace talks and protect them from violence while they are on the frontline of negotiations, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the...
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Laghman women ask warring sides to declare truce

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Oct 27, 2020 - 19:11
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Dozens of women from various districts and the capital of eastern Laghman province at a gathering on Tuesday called on the warring parties to declare truce. Participants of the gathering at the governor’s house here said that...
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Ex-director grabs land of women’s affairs dept in Ghor

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Oct 26, 2020 - 14:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Masuma Anwari, former director of the Women Affairs Department in western Ghor province, has grabbed 625 square metres of the department’s land and has built a house on it, documents show.
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Deaf sisters: Life will be worth living if peace returns

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Oct 25, 2020 - 09:33
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Twin deaf sisters, who have suffered immensely because of war, say they would welcome the Taliban with bouquets of flowers and hail them as brothers if the Taliban renounce violence and join the peace process.
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Govt, Taliban urged to enter peace accord, reconcile

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Oct 24, 2020 - 18:03
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some women activists in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday asked the government and the Taliban to remove obstacle in the way of peace and reconcile. Tens of women activists gathered in front of the Provincial Council...
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UNICEF vows investment in girls’ empowerment

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Oct 11, 2020 - 10:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations has congratulated Afghanistan ’s strong, talented and ambitious girls on International Day of the Girl (IDG). In an interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, UNICEF Afghanistan Representative Dr. Aboubacar Kampo said:...
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Peace to help improve our activities: Businesswomen

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Oct 10, 2020 - 19:35
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Businesswomen in northern Balkh province say the war has negatively impacted their businesses which can develop if peace is achieved in the country. They say insecurity, lack of market for their products and resources are...
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Fauzia Kofi nominated for Noble Peace Prize

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Oct 03, 2020 - 15:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan female politician and member of the government negotiating team Fauzia Kofi has been nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Peace Council. Kofi has served as member of Afghanistan ’s parliament and is part...
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Peace more attainable with women at talks table: Report

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Sep 30, 2020 - 15:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly eighty percent of Afghanistan ’s peace meetings since 2005 left women completely out, a new report has found. The joint report by Oxfam, Cordaid, and Inclusive Peace said as intra-Afghan peace talks were under way in Doha,...
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Against all odds, Lailo manages to complete her studies

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Sep 29, 2020 - 16:31
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Civil society activist Lailo in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province says she managed to study despite opposition from her family and now she is working to encourage girls’ education . Lailo has completed...
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In a first, 30 women get driving license in Faryab

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Sep 26, 2020 - 18:23
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): For the first time, 30 girls and women have received driving license after completing a 21-day course in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday. Col. Abdul Latif Khairkhwa, deputy head of Traffic Department,...
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Women peace negotiators meet Qatari officials

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Sep 26, 2020 - 13:24
کابل (پژواک، ٥ تله ٩٩): د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوري دولت د مر‌کچي پلاوي د قطر له ښځينه چارواکو سره د سولې پر روانې پروسې او د دواړو هېوادونو پر همکاريو خبرې کړې دي.
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Women’s participation in peace efforts stressed

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Sep 22, 2020 - 14:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) and the UN Women have underlined Afghan women’s participation in the peace process. On International Day of Peace, which was celebrated on Monday, the two sides launched a case...
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