Tag: Afghan Women

UN Recommits to Afghan Women and Girls’ Education

UN Recommits to Afghan Women and Girls’ Education By U.N. Writers “It has been a year of increasing disrespect for their right to live free and equal lives, denying them opportunity to livelihoods, access to health care and education, and escape from situations of violence,” said Sima Bahous, Executive Director at UN Women.  Ms. Bahous outlined how the Taliban’s “meticulously constructed policies of inequality”…

Female Protesters Beaten by Taliban Fighters

Female Protesters Beaten by Taliban Fighters Shots fired into air and rifle butts used to attack dozens of women protesting outside Afghan education ministry. By The Guardian Taliban fighters beat female protesters and fired into the air on Saturday as they violently dispersed a rare rally in the Afghan capital, days before the first anniversary of the hardline Islamists’ return…

U.S. Announces Commitment to Advance Afghan Women and Girls’ Rights

U.S. Announces Commitment to Advance Afghan Women and Girls’ Rights Press Release For Immediate Release Friday, August 12, 2022 Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a $30 million commitment to support gender equality and women’s empowerment in Afghanistan. This funding will be programmed through the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the…