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Taliban Would Roll Back Afghan Women’s Rights -U.S. Intelligence Report

Taliban Would Roll Back Afghan Women’s Rights -U.S. Intelligence Report

The Taliban “would roll back much” of the progress made in Afghan women’s rights if the Islamist extremists regain national power, according to an assessment released on Tuesday by top U.S. intelligence analysts. The U.S. National Intelligence Council report likely will reinforce fears that the Taliban will resume the harsh treatment that women and girls […]

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 […]