Over 2,000 Afghan asylum seekers are living under "miserable" conditions in the United Arab Emirates, according to the Human Rights Watch advocacy group. Some evacuees have been waiting for resettlement for over a year.
The Taliban have banned women from universities in Afghanistan, sparking international condemnation and despair among young people in the country. The higher education minister announced the regression on Tuesday, saying it would take immediate effect.
The protesters claimed that a recent suicide bombing in Kabul was specifically meant to target girls of the historically oppressed Hazara community. The UN says 35 were killed and 82 wounded.
27 Aug 2022
A US report suggests Afghan special forces should have been prioritized for evacuation. Many who fled the Taliban ended up in Iran. US-trained soldiers could now be used by Iran in regional conflicts.
16 Aug 2022
Taliban takeover deepens Afghan healthcare crisis
14 Aug 2022
A report released by Amnesty International marking one year since the withdrawal of US and NATO troops concludes that the Taliban has decimated the rights of girls and women in Afghanistan. To understand exactly what's happening in the country today, FRANCE 24 spoke to Dr. Habiba Sarabi, a former Afghan minister for women's affairs and former governor of Bamiyan province. She urged the international community to "take responsibility for the Afghan people and Afghan women in particular".
30 Jul 2022
Women who protested against Taliban rules were threatened, detained, and tortured, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said in a new report.
23 Jul 2022
Despite repeated calls on the Taliban to allow girls to attend classes again, the group still has yet to answer. Netizens have taken to the web under the #LetAfghanGirlsLearn campaign to demand back the right to study.
21 Mar 2022
12 Mar 2022
The Taliban held their first economic conference, claiming wins in some sectors of the economy. But women remain concerned about their jobs and their safety.
2 Mar 2022
More than 1,000 Afghan refugees living in Albania are waiting for the United States to approve their asylum applications. Many fear that they might be stuck there — and their dreams of a life in the US are fading.
20 Feb 2022
We focus on the plight of women in Afghanistan six months after the Taliban retook the country. For those women and girls left behind, many have found their lives shrunk to the four walls of their homes, either due to losing their jobs or being unable to continue their education. This as a number of women's rights activists have gone missing in recent weeks as the Taliban continue to seek international recognition.