women’s rights

“I am not weak”: Qatari women unsuccessful in first legislative elections
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“I am not weak”: Qatari women unsuccessful in first legislative elections

A, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Voters chose none of the 26 women who stood for election in Qatar’s first legislative…
Where women took shelter from abuse, Taliban now in control
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Where women took shelter from abuse, Taliban now in control

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When the Taliban seized power, the operator of the only women’s shelter in a northern Afghan…
Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home
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Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only…
Taliban replace ministry for women with one restricting them
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Taliban replace ministry for women with one restricting them

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention…
Taliban breaking promises including over women, says UN
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Taliban breaking promises including over women, says UN

GENEVA, Sept 13 (Reuters) – The United Nations’ human rights chief criticized on Monday the Taliban’s record since seizing power…
Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities
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Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will…
Taliban interim government agrees to let foreigners leave Afghanistan
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Taliban interim government agrees to let foreigners leave Afghanistan

Sept 9 (Reuters) – Two hundred Americans and other foreigners who remain in Afghanistan are set to depart the war-ravaged…
Taliban special forces bring abrupt end to women’s protest
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Taliban special forces bring abrupt end to women’s protest

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban special forces in camouflage fired their weapons into the air Saturday, bringing an abrupt and…
Afghan women demand rights as Taliban seek recognition
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Afghan women demand rights as Taliban seek recognition

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A small group of Afghan women protested near the presidential palace in Kabul on Friday, demanding…
Will the Taliban restrict internet access in Afghanistan?
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Will the Taliban restrict internet access in Afghanistan?

“The Taliban have started to turn the internet on and off in some parts of Kabul,” said Habib Khan Totakhil, an Afghan journalist…
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