» 11/13/2008, 00.00
Acid thrown in faces of five young women in Kandahar, "guilty" of going to school
Responsibility for the crime is attributed to the Taliban, who have an extensive presence in the area. During their government, they imposed an absolute ban on any form of education for females.
Afghan girls risk lives to go to school
The girls who had acid thrown into their faces in November in Kandahar have gone back to school. The difficult situation for women in Afghanistan, where being raped is a grave dishonor. The majority of beggars today are women.
Dialogue with Taliban endangers women's rights
The condition of women will be the testing ground for any dialogue with the Taliban. AsiaNews has gathered comments in the country on the U.S. president's idea of seeking dialogue with Taliban moderates. There is widespread fear of "going backward." The importance of Iran.
Taliban no longer opposed to female education
Afghan education minister makes the announcement in London. Sources tell AsiaNews that a cultural change is underway in the country. However, low teacher salaries and the distribution of international aid in education are major problems.
11/10/2012 PAKISTAN - UNITED NATIONS
Christians and Muslims appeal to Pakistani government to protect human and women's rights
Today is the United Nations' first International Day of the Girl Child. In Pakistan, indignation continues over the attack against Malala Yousafzai. Army chief slams Taliban attackers as government puts reward on their capture. Muslim and Christian leaders call on Islamabad to cooperate with the United Nations on effectively enforcing human rights.
Afghan women victims of violence and abuse like under the Taliban
In Kunduz, local leader has acolytes throw acid on the members of a family because the father had refused to give his daughter in marriage. Speaking to AsiaNews, local source slams the country’s tribal Islamic culture, which continues to trample civil laws and human rights. More than 50 per cent of Afghan women in prison are there on adultery charges.
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