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Activists are on hunger strike in Afghanistan after demands for a ceasefire, due to a massive car bomb that was ignored, said protesters on Thursday. In response to the attack on March 23, that left 20 dead and 55 others injured, hundreds of people gathered to call for a ceasefire at the site of the ...
“Many parts of the country, including Waziristan, on its porous border with Afghanistan, have turned into safe havens for militants and terror groups. The Pakistani military has been accused of working closely with and even aiding terrorists there. To many, Pakistan is a black hole of information due to the ...

March 29, 2018 Kabul, Afghanistan—The Afghan man with the long beard, white turban, and worn farmer's hands led his wife, draped all in a flowing dark blue burka, into a small office ... Human rights activists say Afghan security forces often make spurious charges, or use torture to exact confessions.
The latest annual report on Afghanistan from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights found that in 2017 civil society actors, ... According to the report, “attacks against media workers and women activists by anti-government elements are indicative of the challenges faced by civil society.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Within 24 hours of a recent suicide bombing in Helmand Province, which added at least 14 names to the long list of the dead in a bitterly contested corner of Afghanistan, a group of local activists began a sit-in at the site of the carnage. In their moment of anger and sorrow, they asked ...
The short-lived image on a concrete blast wall marked the beginning of a provocative campaign by social activist group ArtLords, whose artists are calling out Afghanistan's most powerful by depicting people killed by warlords in giant murals in public places. They have been threatened on social media, ...

At the news conference, activists released a copy of a letter from Duckworth to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, asking her to personally review Perez's case. “Beyond the injustice that ICE has laid on Perez Montes in his deportation, I would find it shocking to learn that he will potentially be ...
Women's rights activists said violence against women has not decreased and that the types of violence committed in the last year were terrifying. They said the ... We will not see a big positive change in women's situationas long as we actually defend their rights,” women's rights activist Zahra Sepehr said.
Beside this, energy power, dams, roads and educational institutions were erected in parts of Afghanistan,” he concluded. The programme was attended by prominent members of the academia, students, traders and activists. Pakistani Afghan woman Deewa Bajuri especially came from Australia only to ...
This handout from the Afghan social activist group ArtLords taken on March 8, 2018 shows artists painting a mural of Hamida Barmaki, who, along with her husband and ... The group's artists are calling out Afghanistan's most powerful by depicting people killed by warlords in giant murals in public places.
Barmaki's portrait was near the home of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, one of the most notorious warlords in Afghanistan's history. His group carried out the 2011 suicide attack on a Kabul supermarket that killed Barmaki -- a prominent law professor and human rights activist -- as well as her husband and their ... artists
Afghanistan: Women's Stories Left Untold ... Part of the issue is the failure of more conservative elements within Afghan society to embrace change, with many families frowning on the idea of ... Another activist, Mohammad Hotak, also told IWPR that female voices were needed to bring true social change. artists
... a number of members of the National Assembly say that the Afghan government should clearly disclose the demands of the Afghan people and ways to eliminate these tensions with Pakistani officials. In this episode host Mariam Sama discusses the topic with Toryalai Gheyasi a civil society activist. artists
In their support, a number of Afghan civil society info-icon activists erected a protest tent in Chaman Hozori neighborhood of Kabul. The activists had asked the international community and particularly the United States (US) enlist Pakistan in UN blacklist. During Sunday's session, the Meshrano Jirga or ... artists
Rights activists and representatives of civil society institutions on Monday called on the Afghan government to accelerate its efforts to resolve a week-long dispute ... “Unfortunately, people in Sher Abad village were selling their water shares to the neighboring villages,” said civil society activist Ali Fakoor. artists
Land activists from Boeung Chhuk community wait to release balloons to mark International Women's Day on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, March 8, 2018. The community .... Afghan children play during an event marking International Women's Day in Kabul, Thursday, March 8, 2018. artists
Officials and activists agree that social and security challenges force some female reporters to hide their true identities. ... Hosseinia Nikzad, head of the Afghan Women's Network in the west of the country, said that many female journalists felt forced to adopt pseudonyms so as to be and be accepted by ... artists

Eight members of a German far-right group were jailed on Wednesday on terrorism and attempted murder charges for a series of explosives attacks targeting refugees and anti-fascist activists. Based in Germany's ex-communist east, the so-called “Freital group” had sought to create “a climate of fear” at the ... artists
The Dubai-based humanitarian co-ordinator was speaking ahead of International Women's Day, of which one of the themes is “Activism for Rural Women” this year. From Iraq to Afghanistan to Yemen, Sudan and Northern Nigeria, the 42-year-old activist and author has facilitated projects from saving lives, ... artists
The theme for this year's Women's Day is 'Time Is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women's Lives.' ... “Empowering urban and rural Afghan women is essential to reducing poverty, inequality, and violence against women,” said Toby Lanzer, acting head of the UN in Afghanistan. “As last week's ... artists
A media activist, Hashmatullah, said due the nighttime suspension of telecom services meant no broadcasts. He said. “In a live program people always try to contact media officials and inform them about their problems, but unfortunately they cannot do so because telecom networks do not work at night.”. artists
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has offered a deal to the Taliban to begin peace talks at a time when "Kabul has become most unsafe place in Afghanistan", a peace activist returning from the war-torn nation told Radio Sputnik on Wednesday. "We will be ready to start talks with Pakistan and forget the bitter ... artists
The night before, over dinner, one of the students discussed news from his home town in Afghanistan's Wardak province about U.S. aerial attacks. ... These Afghan students have also heard about Black Lives Matter activists who have been tear gassed and beaten when they've demonstrated against police ... artists
The renewal of night time counter-terrorism raids by Afghan special forces in the southern province of Helmand have been cautiously welcomed by local officials and activists. The tactic of entering villages at night had proved hugely controversial in the past due to high rates of civilian casualties and what ... artists
Orzala Ashraf Nemat, a leading women's rights activist who worked directly on cases of violence against women between 1999-2007 in Afghanistan and in refugee camps in Pakistan, said attitudes needed to change. For instance, there is a “notion that mediation is anti-women, but it's also a lasting, ... artists
Women in Afghanistan on Wednesday expressed their support to the global movement One Billion Rising Revolution 2018 – under the banner of Solidarity Against the Exploitation of Women. ... On Wednesday, women's rights activists came together in the Afghan capital Kabul in support of the movement. artists
activists in northern Baghlan province have asked the government to get back usurped lands from land grabbers. The protesting activists gathered in front of the Provincial Council office and demanded the government to get back the grabbed lands. They performed land grabbing drama by distributing the ... artists
Illustrator and civil activist Hamdullah Arbab, former journalist and current women rights activist Dewa Niyazai are the two personalities fit for Pajhwok Afghan News this report. Their thoughts and activities had been impressive, felt and earned recognition among people and civil society group. Although the ... artists
KABUL: Afghan farmer Jahantab Ahmadi sits on the ground, her baby resting in her lap, as she focuses on the university entrance exam she hopes will help her fulfil her dreams. The powerful photo, taken by a professor at Nasir Khusraw private university in central Afghanistan, has gone viral after striking ...
Tired of the ongoing security situation in Helmand, hundreds of residents protested against the lack of security after Friday's bombing. Thumbnail. Hundreds of Helmand residents including youths and members of civil society organizations protested against the security situation in the southern province of ...
Wahid Majro, a spokesman for Afghanistan's Public Health Ministry, confirmed the casualty figures that resulted from the blast in Kabul's eastern Chaman-e Hozoori district, which is near the Afghan national soccer team's Ghazi Stadium. Nasrat Rahii, a deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the ...
A Face Of Victimhood Defaced In Afghanistan ... The mural in Kabul of slain human rights activist Hamida Barmaki as it was being painted. ... A group of Afghan streets artists painted a mural to pay tribute to a prominent human rights defender who was killed by Hezb-e Islami, the former militant group that ...
U.S.-led diplomatic efforts appear to have persuaded ousted Afghanistan provincial governor Atta Mohammad Noor to postpone this week's planned ... civil activists, our international partners and people from different walks of society to postpone our upcoming rally in Kabul," said the ousted governor.
In other words, those institutions meant to protect the Afghan people continue to recruit sexual predators. But where political set-ups and foreign military powers fail — civil society comes to the fore. Activists in Afghanistan have used a number of mediums to condemn corruption and misuse of authority by ...
The study illustrates Afghanistan in 4th place among 180 countries in the world. The index also highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption, “while further analysis shows journalists and activists in corrupt countries risking their lives every day in an effort to speak out”. The index ...
KABUL (Reuters) – Activists in Afghanistan are speaking out against corruption and spreading messages of peace and social justice with murals, many painted on ... The group gets commissions from Afghan and international groups for “awareness raising and advocacy” and sells smaller artworks.
Orzala Ashraf Nemat, a leading women's rights activist who worked directly on cases of violence against women between 1999-2007 in Afghanistan and in refugee camps in Pakistan, said attitudes needed to change. For instance, there is a “notion that mediation is anti-women, but it's also a lasting, ...
Afghan Artlords paint a message on a wall at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on February 14, 2018. (Reuters). Activists in Afghanistan are speaking out against corruption and spreading messages of peace and social justice with murals, many painted on concrete blast walls that have risen ...
Kabul (Afghanistan), Feb 20 (ANI): Activists in Afghanistan are speaking out against corruption and spreading messages of peace and social justice with paintings, many painted on concrete blast walls that were erected to ward off militant bombs. The activists call themselves the 'Artlords,' as opposed to the ...
activists in northern Baghlan province have asked the government to get back usurped lands from land grabbers. The protesting activists gathered in front of the Provincial Council office and demanded the government to get back the grabbed lands. They performed land grabbing drama by distributing the ...
Habib Wardak: I don't think the Afghan military is losing the war against the insurgents. It's not an easy war, it's a tough war and at the moment, one of the reasons why there is so much hype is because of the hibernation period where it's winter in rural Afghanistan, there is limited insurgent activity and their ...
In December, the US and Afghan forces conducted 455 airstrikes in Afghanistan — that's 15 a day. In December of last year, there were only 65 airstrikes a month. So, we're seeing this uptick in [Daesh] and the Taliban, but it is more than being matched by US forces attacks in Afghanistan," Terrell told ...
In Pakistan, peace activists are being bullied and chased by elements belonging to the deep state. Disappearance of one such activist; Raza Khan has been almost completely neglected by the mainstream media. It has sent shock waves among the already cautious activists' community in Pakistan.
In his tweet on Monday, President Trump said, "The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They gave safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little ...
Source: Associated Press. A bombing has targeted the funeral of a local official in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 17 people overnight. ... Syrian opposition activists are reporting heavy clashes between government forces and insurgents east of the capital Damascus, and at least a dozen airstrikes.
activists have urged the government to take a decision on extending the stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan info-icon . Beyond Boundaries asked the government to let Afghan refugees stay in Pakistan until December 31 and thereby end the uncertainty about their fate. Any delay in extension would only ...
"It's always going to be elusive," says Terrell. "This war… is not meant to be resolved in any kind of way. It's not meant to be won, it's meant to be perpetual." Trump announced in August that he was revising the US strategy in Afghanistan, which steered away from the idea of "nation-building" and instead ...
Some civil society activists believe government departments are full of individuals who serve communities on ethnic and linguistic lines instead of committing themselves to their real duty. Civil society activist Ghulam Ali told Pajhwok Afghan News Balkh officials should not have announced their opposition ...
The civil society activists criticized the Independent Election Commission's recent approach during a coordination meeting with journalists and human rights activists in Jalalabad city. Shersha Hamdard, one of the meeting organizers, told Pajhwok Afghan News they invited journalists and civil society ...
Gender-based violence is pervasive in Afghanistan, but activists see a change in the wind. ... The struggle of Afghan women, girls, and boys to overcome abuse, harassment, gender-based violence, and sexual violence has its parallels around the world, and has been addressed in new ways in 2017, ...


 

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