ACLED-APW Report Tracking Disorder During Taliban Rule in Afghanistan

Afghan women

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Taliban say efforts ongoing to reopen girls’ schools

KABUL: In a recent announcement, the Taliban’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid once again pledged efforts were ongoing to reopen girls’ schools above the…

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Closure of schools: Thousands female students miss entrance exam

KABUL: The Kankor, or the national university entrance exam, began on Thursday in 33 provinces, except Kabul – the first-ever exam under the Taliban w…

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Female journalists complain about unemployment under Taliban

BALKH: Against the backdrop of repressive policies towards women in journalism across the country, female journalists complain of the dire circumstanc…

UN pledges girls won’t be denied education next year

KABUL: On the first anniversary of the Afghan girls’ exclusion from high schools on Sunday (September 18), the United Nations reiterated its call for…

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Paktia girls vow to continue fight for education

PAKTIA: Young girls in southeastern Paktia promise to continue their struggles and pressures until they get their just right to education.

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Zabul female breadwinners grumble about Taliban’s restrictions

ZABUL: A recent move by the Taliban forbids women in southern Zabul province from work and attending weddings.

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Girls out of school; Uruzganis say ‘Taliban don’t represent us’

URUZGAN: Uruzgan residents have lashed at the Taliban Minister of Education for receiving a false impression that Uruzganis don’t let their girls to s…

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Girls protest schools closure in Paktia; Taliban arrest 18

KABUL: Dozens of high school girls – some in head-to-toe burqas, others in school uniforms and white veils – took to the streets on Saturday of Gardez…

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Kandahar: Taliban force girl students ‘old for their grade’ quit school

KANDAHAR: Girl students in 5th and 6th grades in Kandahar province lament as they are pulled out from schools by the Taliban on the pretext that they…

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Taliban impose limitations on female aid workers

KANDAHAR: The Taliban Ministry of Prevention of Vice and Propagation of Virtue of Taliban has imposed restrictions on female partners and employees wo…

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Taliban crackdown on educational centers 'despairing': Students

KABUL: A year after the closure of schools’ doors to girls above the sixth grade, the Taliban have now begun closing down private educational institut…