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Khost women demand permanent ceasefire

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Sep 21, 2020 - 17:12
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Women Affairs Department officials and women’s rights activists held a gathering in southeastern Khost province on Monday and urged the Afghan government and the Taliban to declare a permanent ceasefire. The gathering was...
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Woman opens first carpet weaving shop in Nimroz

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Sep 15, 2020 - 17:07
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A woman on Tuesday opened a carpet weaving centre in southeastern Nimroz province, hiring ten other women by investing about 200,000 afghanis. Hossein Azizi, the center owner, told Pajhwok Afghan News at her shop’s opening ceremony...
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Females constitute 17pc of Badakhshan govt workers

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Sep 10, 2020 - 17:18
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The number of women employees in government institutions has increased in northeastern Badakhshan province in recent years, a statement said on Thursday. Currently, 17 percent of employees in government departments are women, but...
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Afghan women believe Taliban won’t repeat history

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Sep 10, 2020 - 16:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The women of Afghanistan are optimistic about lasting peace and believe that the Taliban would not repeat their past acts, a survey revealed on Thursday. The survey was conducted by the Provincial Women Network and Equality Peace...
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Women rally in Gardez, ask conflicting sides to reconcile

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Sep 02, 2020 - 19:01
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A number of women on Wednesday staged a rally in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, and asked the Taliban and the government not to further delay intra-Afghan talks and be serious in this critical movement. They...
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Bride killed in Nimorz; boy sexually assaulted in Jawzjan

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Aug 29, 2020 - 18:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): A woman was killed on her wedding night in southwestern Nimroz province and a six-year-old boy was sexually abused in northern Jawzjan province, prompting rights activists to demand investigation and punishment for the perpetrators...
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‘Violence against women increased during quarantine'

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Aug 19, 2020 - 17:29
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Women Affairs Department of eastern Nangarhar province has registered 200 incidents of violence against women mostly during the quarantine period. Women Affairs Director Fatana Aziz said they registered the 200 incidents of...
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President Ghani decrees women high council

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Aug 13, 2020 - 18:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has signed a decree on creation of a women high council, the Presidential Palace said on Thursday. The statement said the women high council would work in collaboration with domestic and international partners...
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Women activists want past achievements protected

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Aug 10, 2020 - 14:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Women ’s rights activists on Monday said they wanted lasting peace, the republic system, women’s greater role in governance and protection of the Constitution. Afghanistan achieved much during the past two decades in areas of...
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Woman who slammed Roshan to ground apologies

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Aug 08, 2020 - 17:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): Peace Ministry employee Shekaba Safi has apologized for slamming lawmaker Belqes Roshan to the ground after she raised a placard against the release of Taliban prisoners. When President Ashraf Ghani was addressing the Consultative...
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People all praise for Dortaj’s work as district chief

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Aug 06, 2020 - 15:12
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The female district chief for Khan Chahar Bagh district of northern Jawzjan province says she was able to gain millions of US dollars from international community for dozens of development projects within the past three years...
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Ghor widow urges warring sides to extend truce

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Aug 03, 2020 - 15:25
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Forty-years-old Sabzah Gul, whose husband was killed in the conflict in western Ghor province, has urged the warning parties to extend ceasefire and start intra-Afghan talks. Sabzah Gul has been living along with her four...
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4,500 violence cases against women this year

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Jul 20, 2020 - 19:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly 4,500 cases of violence against women have been registered during the past four and a half months across the nation, officials said on Monday. The Ministry of Women Affairs, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and the...
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For peace sake, widow forgives son’s killers

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Jul 09, 2020 - 15:10
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A widow from southern Kandahar province says the ongoing conflict has taken away all her happiness, but she continues to hope for a better future.
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Jawzjan couple encourages women to join police force

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Jul 05, 2020 - 17:21
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The only policewoman serving in the operational police unit in northern Jawzjan province asked families not to stop their daughters from serving in police.
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Afghan mothers appeal warring parties to reconcile

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Jun 13, 2020 - 19:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some mothers in capital Kabul and provinces say they are concerned about the future of their children due to the unending conflict in the country. They ask the warring sides to reconcile for stability and protecting civilian lives.
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MoWA empowered to frame, implement policy

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Jun 07, 2020 - 12:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Women ’s Affairs will be given the authority to frame and implement policy, says a senior official. .
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Durkhani who lost 3 sons looks after 15 grandkids

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May 11, 2020 - 19:28
غزني ښار (پژواک، ٢٢ غويی ٩٩): په غزني کې د ١٥ يتيمانو يواځنۍ سرپرسته نيا وايي: "درې زامن مې د جګړې له لاسه مړه شوي ، په ښار کې سوال کوم، خو ډېر خلک خيرات هم نه راکوي."
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Rights activists demand apology over Afghan migrants’ ruthless killing

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May 10, 2020 - 13:58
​ KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan women ’s rights defenders and civil society organizations leaders have demanded public apology over the brutal killing and drowning of bodies of Afghan migrants by Iranian security forces early this month.
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Give women 40pc share in peace talks, Kufi tells govt

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Mar 19, 2020 - 18:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Mawj Tahawul political party on Thursday expressed concern over the country’s tense political situation and asked the government leaders to brush aside their differences and focus on peace talks. Fawzia Kufi, who heads the...
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