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‘First’ Afghan female rapper seeks reason with rhymes #Womenrights #Vaw

By AFP Published: January 3, 2013 Soosan Feroz practicing with Afghan pop musician Farid Rastagar at a recording studio in Kabul. PHOTO: AFP KABUL: Sporting a long leather coat and western jeans under a headscarf, Soosan Feroz looks like many modern women… Continue Reading →

In Afghanistan, underground girls school defies Taliban edict, threats

By Kevin Sieff, Published: April 25 SPINA, Afghanistan — Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a mud-baked wall, defying a Taliban edict. A U.S.-funded girls school about a mile away was shuttered by… Continue Reading →

Why Afghan Women Risk Death to Write Poetry

Seamus Murphy/VII for The New York Times Saheera Sharif, the founder of Mirman Baheer (upper center); Ogai Amail, a poet and member of the group (bottom left); also pictured are other members of the poets’ group. By ELIZA GRISWOLD,  … Continue Reading →

Karzai’s backing of strict Islamic code (that allows men to beat their wives)

  It is a giant step back for women’s rights in Afghanistan‘ Activists worried women’s rights being used as bargaining chip in negotiations with the Taliban New code promotes segregation of the sexes By DAMIEN GAYLE Reversal: Afghan president Hamid Karzai… Continue Reading →

Afghan schoolgirls poisoned in anti-education attack

April 17,2012 (Reuters) – About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country’s north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female education. Since the 2001 toppling of… Continue Reading →

The Swede Who Convinced Taliban To Allow Girls Schools

Anders Fange first went to Afghanistan as a young radio journalist in the early 1980s after Afghans began fighting against the Soviet occupation. He later moved to humanitarian relief work and helped keep 40,000 girls in education during the worst… Continue Reading →

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