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Afghan Women Breastfeed Babies Who Lost Their Mothers In ‘Devastating’ Attack

Afghan Women Breastfeed Babies Who Lost Their Mothers In ‘Devastating’ Attack

After militants stormed a hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul and killed young women and their babies, Kaamila Sahar felt compelled to help. As a young mother herself, she decided to breastfeed the infants whose own mothers had been killed or injured. Two newborns were among the 24 people killed in an attack last week […]

Afghan Women Play ‘Crucial’ Role In Taliban Peace Talks

Afghan Women Play ‘Crucial’ Role In Taliban Peace Talks

Afghanistan’s “fragile gains” in women’s rights are at risk unless women play a key role in peace talks with the Taliban, one of the few female members of the government’s negotiating team has said. Lawmaker Fawzia Koofi, a vocal critic of the Taliban, is one of five women on the 21-member team announced by the […]

After Four Decades Of War, Afghan Widows Battle For Homes

After Four Decades Of War, Afghan Widows Battle For Homes

– After her husband was killed and their home in Baghlan province torched in Afghanistan’s long-running war, Nasim Gul fled nearly 200 miles to Kabul with her four children and moved in with her cousin, sewing clothes to eke out a living. As a widow, Gul could not claim the small plot of land her […]