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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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Kabul: Demonstration condemning killing Hazara girl Shakila

HPIN: Today university students and activists demonstrated in Kabul condemning the killing of 16 years old Hazara girl Shakila who was killed 6 months ego in Bamiyan. Hazara girl Shakila was killed inside Sayed Wahed Beheshti’s house. Beheshti who belongs to Afghan-Arab community is a member of Bamiyan provincial commission, and when Shakila was killed, […]

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Afghanistan’s Ulama Council wages war against women

By: Kamran Mir Hazar Kabul Press | Afghanistan Press The Afghan Ulama Council has boldly proclaimed a resolution that clearly continues to violate the right’s of women. “Ulama” is the plural form of the Arabic word “Alem” meaning “scholar”, but by no means have these men used the distinguished thoughts of a scholar to devise […]

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The Afghan Patriarchy Does NOT Know Best

March 8, 2011 by Zareen Taj As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Afghan women may have less to celebrate and more to fear–at least if a proposed law to bring women’s shelters under government control is allowed to pass. Along with the displacement and instability caused by 30 years of war, Afghan women have […]

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