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Journalist expelled from her job with Tolo Tv due to a tweet about Kuchi-Taliaban involvment in Jalriz massacre

Journalist expelled from her job with Tolo Tv due to a tweet about Kuchi-Taliaban involvment in Jalriz massacre

 Saleha Soadat’s press statement  Dear friends and fellows, As you may aware, I was expelled from my job with the Tolo News earlier this month after I shared a tweet via my personal account about unpopular incident of Jalriz District of Maidan Wardak in which tens of local police officers were brutally killed by Taliban. […]

A letter from Australia: I fear for my own people

Aziza Zafari  I am a young woman from Afghanistan who came to Australia with my family ten years ago. After experiencing much danger and hardship,   this country seemed like Paradise to us. For the first time we felt secure and human rights were respected. I love Australia, but I find myself in the conflicting cross-currents […]

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Gothenburg: Protests and the gatherings of ask for justice

By Soheila Haidari On the evening of Sunday, March 29, 2015, a group of Afghans who are resident of Gothenburg gathered together in Gustav Adolf Square to condemn the heartbreaking incident, which led to murdering and burning of a young woman in Afghanistan named Farkhunda. They expressed their feelings regarding the incident and shared their […]

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Bamiyan civil activists: Bring back our Girls!
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Women Comprise 95 Percent of Suicides in Afghanistan: Officials

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 15:40 Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 17:59 Written by Tareq Majidy Officials of the Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday, marking World Suicide Prevention Day in Kabul, said that 95 percent of suicides in Afghanistan are committed by women. More than 2,500 Afghan women have taken their own lives […]

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Indian iron ladies, another kind of revolution

By Nicole Valentini There is a group of women in India called „Gulabi gang“ (pink sari) that has found a special way to fight against injustice and discrimination. This group was founded in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former child bride, as a response to the violence against women, corruption […]

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Discrimination against Hazara female air force pilots, Los Angeles Times reported.

  The two women in their 20s were trained in the U.S. how to fly military helicopters, but in Afghanistan, they have been ignored and put off by the air force.  Read full story on Los Angeles Times website.

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Afghanistan: Still Searching for Inter-Ethnic Equilibrium

by Melissa Chiovenda A killing in Bamyan Province highlights the difficulty that Afghanistan is having in trying to find a new societal balancing point. Despite Afghanistan’s overall troubles, things had been going relatively well in Bamyan Province – until this year. Taliban-related violence had been minimal for much of the past decade, and the inter-ethnic […]

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Alternative Nobel Prize to Hazara Human Rights Activist Sima Samar

The Jury awards SIMA SAMAR (Afghanistan) “for her longstanding and courageous dedication to human rights, especially the rights of women, in one of the most complex and dangerous regions in the world”. It is the first time that a Right Livelihood Award goes to Afghanistan. “…for her longstanding and courageous dedication to human rights, especially […]

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A Vizier’s daughter: a tale of Hazara War

A VIZIER’S DAUGHTER A TALE OF THE HAZARA WAR BY LILLIAS HAMILTON, M.D. COURT PHYSICIAN TO ABDUR RAHMAN, AMIR OF AFGHANISTAN Click here and download this book (PDF) Dr. Lillias Hamilton in 1895 Born 7 February 1858 New South Wales, Australia Died 6 January 1925 Nice, France Occupation British medical doctor, writer

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