UN expresses “serious concern” after its female staffers were prevented from reporting to work in eastern Nangarhar province despite an earlier exemption from a ban issued in December.
University ban on female students is one of several restrictions imposed on women since the Taliban stormed back to power in August 2021 and has sparked global outrage.
A letter from the ministry addresses institutions in Afghanistan's northern provinces, including Kabul, where exams are due to take place from the end of February.
Top officials from the United Nations and NGOs working in Afghanistan are meeting to discuss the way forward following the announcement of ban on women staff by the Taliban authorities.
The latest crackdown on women's freedoms comes days after the Taliban suspended university education for women.
The June 10 assault in Tangshan city had triggered a national debate about violence against women in the country.
A 13-year-old girl was raped by a police officer after she came to report a gang rape carried out against her, sparking outrage across India.
Afghans deserve a democratic system, one that is localised to them.
From existing inequalities to the exacerbating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, we find ourselves in a world where women are still considered inferior to men.
Number of rapes in the South American country increased 3.7 percent in 2021, to 56,098, a new report shows, calling for "urgent" action.
The accused has been found guilty of murdering the daughter of a distinguished diplomat in a brutal beheading case in Pakistan that sparked renewed calls for better protection of domestic violence victims.
The far-right Bharatiya Janata Party and its Hindutva ideology are becoming more deeply entrenched in the country’s south, with sinister consequences for Muslims and other minorities.
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