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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 […]

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 […]

Civilian Casualties In Afghanistan At Record High, UN Warns

Civilian Casualties In Afghanistan At Record High, UN Warns

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan reached a record high in the first half of 2016, the UN has said, with children in particular paying a heavy price as insurgent groups stepped up fighting. Between January and June, 1,601 civilians were killed and 3,565 were wounded – a 4% increase in casualties compared to the same period […]

Afghan women’s radio returns after Taliban attack

Afghan women’s radio returns after Taliban attack

Six months after fleeing a Taliban assault on her city, the owner of an Afghan radio station devoted to women’s rights is back home and returning to the airwaves. Zarghona Hassan is a lifelong activist and the founder of a radio station in Kunduz that until last year reached hundreds of thousands of listeners across […]