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Workshop on “Landmark Resolution on Women, Peace and Security” held in Badakhshan

Badakhshan’s Department of Justice held a workshop on the United Nations resolution 1325: “Landmark Resolution on Women, Peace and Security” for 34 government and civil society representatives. The Afghan-German Cooperation supported the workshop via its program for the promotion of

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Female government officials participate in women’s rights workshop in Balkh

A three-day workshop on women’s rights was held in Balkh district for 60 female council members to increase awareness on women’s rights topics. The training was organized by the Department of Women Affairs (DoWA) of Balkh province. The German funded

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There is still hope for Afghan women

When typing ‘Afghan women’ in Google Images search, the first set of images are of women, most often in Burqas, depicted as victims of domestic violence, war, and poverty. Is this portrayal of Afghan women all that the world knows?

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Afghan women in Badakhshan learn to assert their rights and responsibilities in the community

With support from the German Government, women from the district of Zebak attended a five-day workshop at the offices of the Women’s Council in the capital, Zebak. The measure is designed to help participants gain more awareness of their rights.

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US will not abandon Afghan women

Twelve years ago this week, the Taliban regime retreated from Kabul. Children were finally free to fly kites, women emerged from behind their burqas and girls could again dream of going to school. Women and girls have made hard-won advancements.

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Kandahar women’s affairs director vows to implement welfare schemes for women

The rights of nearly 159 women were abused and deprived of their rights last year in Kandahar. Ruqia Achakzai described these violent acts to reporters at the Governor’s House in Kandahar City and linked these crimes to widespread illiteracy, extreme

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80% of marriages in Afghanistan are not legally registered

In the absence of legal registration of marriages, many Afghan families are faced with various problems. Early age marriages and lack of official registration of marriages are the main causes of problems in the lives of many Afghan couples. People

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