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October 12, 2021
Women Judges In Afghanistan Face Threats And 'Uncertain Future' According To Exiled Female Jurist
Marzia Babakarkhil, an Afghan judge, spoke to RFE/RL's Radio Azadi on October 10 about the dangers women judges face in Afghanistan as the Taliban do not acknowledge women in the role of a judge. (RFE/RL's Radio Azadi)
October 05, 2021
Afghan Girls' National Soccer Team Trains In Portugal After Escape From Their Country
Forced to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban came to power, players of the girls' national soccer team and their families were welcomed in Portugal, where they are able to train again at a suburban stadium in Lisbon.
October 04, 2021
'On The Verge Of A Mental-Health Crisis': Kabul School Administrator Speaks Out About Women's Education Under The Taliban
Radio call-in programs focusing on women's rights, produced by RFE/RL's Radio Azadi, are continuing to reach listeners in Afghanistan, despite the Taliban takeover of the country.
October 01, 2021
Afghan Policewoman's Killing After Taliban Takeover Remains Unsolved
Negar, an Afghan policewoman, was killed after the Taliban came to power. She is survived by her husband and 10 children, including a 9-month-old baby. Her death came amid reports of extrajudicial killings of people who worked for the security forces under the ousted Afghan government.
September 29, 2021
Housebound In Kabul, An Afghan Female Athlete Fears Dreams Have Been Cut Short
The Afghan national women's handball team was ready to play in international championships this month, but they were blocked from traveling and competing by the Taliban's de facto ban on women's sports. The team's captain, Homaira Barakzai, says she has been housebound in Kabul for the past month.
September 21, 2021
'Our Futures Will Be Ruined': Afghan Girls Fear Denial Of Education Under Taliban
Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, the militants have made vague statements about allowing girls to get an education, but so far, that female secondary-school students have stayed home. Students told Radio Azadi about their fear that their educations have been cut short.
September 11, 2021
Not Keeping Its Word: Afghan Woman Quits Job After Pressure From Taliban
An Afghan woman quit her job at a Kabul language school just a day after returning to her office this week. The woman says she was threatened by Taliban fighters, who "do everything they can" to discourage women from working.
September 10, 2021
Afghan Women At Forefront Of Nonviolent Resistance To Taliban
Women have been the driving force behind street protests in Kabul and other major cities since the Taliban regained power in Afghanistan. The women are demanding equal rights even as they face threats and violence at the hands of armed Taliban fighters.
September 09, 2021
Pakistani Lawyers Protest Over Nomination Of First Female Supreme Court Judge
Lawyers rallied in Islamabad on September 9, to protest against the Pakistani government's recent appointment of a judge to the Supreme Court due to her lower level of seniority at Lahore High Court. If confirmed, Justice Ayesha Malik will be the first female judge on Pakistan's highest court.
September 08, 2021
Western Countries Out, Taliban In: Can Achievements In Afghanistan Of Last 20 Years Be Preserved?
After 20 years of a U.S.-led war against insurgent groups and international assistance to Afghanistan, the Taliban is back in power and some are wondering if the societal gains are in jeopardy of being lost.