Tuesday 6 December 2022
December 02, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: Forced Afghan Marriages, Taliban Hudood Punishments, And Jobless Women Soldiers
This week's Gandhara Briefing provides insight into why fear of the Taliban is prompting some Afghan parents to marry off their daughters early; the questioning of Taliban corporal punishments; and the struggles of Afghan Army women.
December 01, 2022
Former Afghan Army Women Face Hunger And Poverty After Taliban's Return
Women who served as soldiers or civilian employees with the Afghan National Security Forces say they no longer have the money to feed their families after losing their jobs when the Taliban retook power in August 2021.
December 01, 2022
Afghans Increasingly Marrying Off Young Daughters To Avoid Forced Unions With Taliban
Forced and early marriages of teenage girls have increased across Afghanistan since the Taliban returned to power and promptly closed secondary schools 15 months ago. Many parents marry off their adolescent daughters to avoid forced marriages to Taliban members.
November 29, 2022
Children Pay The Price Of Afghan War In Limbs And Lives
Rashid, 13, lost both his legs in an accident involving an unexploded shell in the Khogyani district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province. His six siblings were also injured. The Taliban says more than 120 people a month are killed or maimed in accidents involving unexploded ordinance.
November 28, 2022
Afghan Taliban Pledges To Support Polio Vaccination, But It's Too Late For Some
Lima, aged 14, is paralyzed and unable to speak after contracting polio as a younger child. Her family say she was never vaccinated. The Taliban, which banned inoculation campaigns in areas of Afghanistan under its control prior to retaking power in 2021, now says it supports vaccination efforts.
November 27, 2022
At Least Nine Reportedly Killed In Taliban Attack On Village In Ethnic Hazara Province
At least nine people, including three children, were killed after Taliban forces attacked a village in the provincial capital of Afghanistan’s Daikundi Province two days ago, a tribal elder told the Germany news agency dpa on November 27.
November 26, 2022
Taliban's Treatment Of Women May Be Crime Against Humanity, UN Experts Say
The Taliban's treatment of Afghan women and girls, including their exclusion from parks and gyms as well as schools and universities, may amount to a crime against humanity, a group of UN experts said on November 25.
'Everyone Is Anxious': Pakistan's Mass Arrests Of Afghan Refugees Fuel Fear Of New Crackdown2
Border Clash Between Taliban, Pakistani Military Leaves One Dead3
Afghans Increasingly Marrying Off Young Daughters To Avoid Forced Unions With Taliban4
At Least Nine Reportedly Killed In Taliban Attack On Village In Ethnic Hazara Province5
Taliban Takes Lamb Testicles Off The Menu As Bigger Issues Loom6
'Beaten And Humiliated': Taliban Cracks Down On Afghan Universities In Bid To Curb Women's Protests7
Khan Cancels March To Islamabad, Ends Demand For Early Elections, But Vows To Fight On8
Banned From Public Parks And Bathhouses, Afghan Women Say Life Under Taliban Is Like A 'Prison'9
Four Killed, 26 Wounded In Quetta Suicide Attack Claimed By Pakistani Taliban10
Afghans Question Taliban's Authority To Impose Strict Shari'a Punishments