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Afghan Peace Talks Open With Calls For Ceasefire, Women’s Rights

Afghan Peace Talks Open With Calls For Ceasefire, Women’s Rights

Afghan government representatives and Taliban insurgents gathered on Saturday for historic peace talks aimed at ending two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands of combatants and civilians. Ahead of face-to-face negotiations in coming days, the warring sides were urged by various countries and groups to reach an immediate ceasefire and forge an […]

Afghan Women Demand Right To Be Named On Children’s Documents

Afghan Women Demand Right To Be Named On Children’s Documents

Afghan women could win the legal right to have their names on their children’s birth certificates and identity cards under a proposal to be presented to parliament, one of the country’s few female lawmakers has said. Naheed Farid, an independent lawmaker who chairs the parliamentary commission on women’s affairs, said she and other MPs had […]

Gunmen Kill Female Afghan Journalist In Kabul

Gunmen Kill Female Afghan Journalist In Kabul

The killing came during heightened focus on women’s rights ahead of a possible exit of foreign forces from Afghanistan Gunmen shot dead a former television journalist and adviser to the Afghan parliament in Kabul on Saturday, underlining threats to women and drawing widespread condemnation. Mina Mangal, who used to report for prominent TV station Ariana […]

Women Should Be Part Of Afghan Peace Talks – Angelina Jolie

Women Should Be Part Of Afghan Peace Talks – Angelina Jolie

Some women fear losing freedoms gained since the Taliban was overthrown, and complain their voices are being sidelined Academy Award-winning actress and refugee activist Angelina Jolie pushed for the inclusion of women in peace talks to end the conflict in Afghanistan during an address to ministers and diplomats at the United Nations on Friday. Peace […]