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India would stand by Afghanistan in its transition: Pranab
May 22, 2013 India is proud to partner the people of Afghanistan in their efforts towards reconstruction and development of Afghanistan, the Indian President said.
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Afghanistan urged to end violence against women
May 26, 2013 Hamid Karzai, the President of Afghanistan, passed the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW), law with a presidential decree in 2009, but law has yet to be ratified by the Parliament.
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Afghanistan signs $100 mn grant with WB for better health outcomes
May 09, 2013 The government of Afghanistan signed a $100 million grant with the World Bank on Monday to finance the Afghanistan System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition program.
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Afghanistan urged to approve women's rights legislation
May 22, 2013 Senior United Nations officials in Afghanistan have urged the Government to fully implement legislation to protect women from child marriage and other forms of violence, in line with international commitments, after the Afghan Parliament failed to ratify the law over the weekend.
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Afghan women navigate a challenging judicial landscape
Mar 13, 2013
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13-year-old sodomised, jailed in Afghanistan
Feb 15, 2013 Rights campaigners voiced outrage on Sunday over a 13-year-old Afghan boy jailed for having sex with two adult men, urging the Western-backed Kabul government to release him and punish his abusers.
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Disease threatens Afghan wheat crop
Jul 31, 2009 Agronomists fear that an aggressive disease caused by Ug99 fungus that attacks wheat crops can soon reach Afghanistan. Known to have destroyed crop in some African countries earlier, it now threatens to jeopardise food security and initiatives to curb the cultivation of illicit crops in the war-torn country.
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Thousand Classroom Project in Afghanistan
Aug 03, 2009 Launched early this year as collaboration between UNICEF and Japanese government, the ‘Thousand Classroom Project’ aims to expand education in Afghanistan. The success of the project is already reflecting in increased enrolment rates, especially that of girls, and improved facilities at schools.
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Afghan women get lessons on breastfeeding
Aug 06, 2009 Overcoming traditional barriers, many women in Afghanistan are practising exclusive breastfeeding to ensure safe and healthy growth of their infants. Under a UNICEF sponsored programme, baby friendly hospitals are providing adequate information and a supportive environment for both mothers and newborns.
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Barbaric law curbing Afghan women's rights takes effect
Aug 17, 2009 A new law in Afghanistan gives a Shia Muslim husband the right to deny food to his wife, if she refuses to fulfill his sexual demands. Far from showing his moderate credentials, president Hamid Karzai has succumbed to the pressure by fundamentalists to accrue electoral gains in the upcoming elections.
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Afghanistan readies for presidential polls
Aug 18, 2009 With a huge investment of men and money, Afghanistan will go to polls on Thursday. Amidst reports of corruption and threat from militants to disrupt the process, the country’s Independent Election Commission has left no stone unturned to mobilise and make voters aware.
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A window of hope for girls in Afghanistan
Aug 19, 2009 For the last two years, UNICEF youth centres have empowered young people to participate in the decision-making process of their community. In a country where young girls are married off early, life skills help them deal with an uncertain future.
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Afghan elections amidst human rights concerns
Aug 20, 2009 As Afghanistan elects its next president today, fear of violence looms large over the election process. Human rights activists have raised concern over the security of voters and misuse of government agencies that may hamper the credibility of the polls.
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Bagram: Guantanamo's more evil twin
Aug 21, 2009 After the US claimed that it was closing down Guantanamo Bay, a new prison operating on the outskirts of Afghan capital has been discovered. Rights activists allege its gross violations of human rights and the secrecy it shrouds make it worse than Guantanamo.
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Afghan children under war trauma
Aug 27, 2009 Children’s mental health in Afghanistan is severely affected by the violence they witness in their day-to-day lives, says a new study. Poverty and poor quality education also add to their suffering reflected in the form of extreme anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders.
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Afghan women spread awareness on child health
Sep 02, 2009 The Women Courtyard initiative in Afghanistan is helping prevent newborn deaths by spreading the word on polio immunization and other vaccine preventable diseases. Groups of women are trained as health workers, who then visit households to reach out to mothers and children.
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Partial recount of votes in Afghanistan ordered
Sep 08, 2009 UN-backed electoral commission has found clear evidence of fraud during the recently held presidential election in Afghanistan. Recounting will be conducted at polling stations that recorded 100% turnout or more than 95% of votes in favour of any candidate.
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Rape and adultery laws in Afghanistan need change
Sep 09, 2009 The Islamic penal code in Afghanistan is adding insult to injury by treating cases of rape against women and minors as instances of consensual sex. Women are now demanding changes in the archaic laws that refuse to support victims of heinous crimes, including marital rape.
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Proposed Afghan law to take women's rights forward
Oct 07, 2009 Afghanistan is poised to enact a law that would allow women to prosecute their husbands for abuse. Activists have hailed the proposed legislation as a necessary step in the slow struggle for real rights for women in the country
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Women's peace offensive in South Asia
Oct 20, 2009 ‘Give peace a chance’ may just be another cliché for many. For women in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan – who have suffered the ravages of war, endless strife and other forms of conflict – joining hands to find meaningful solutions to their collective aspiration lends the phrase a whole new meaning.
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Militants attack Kabul airport in Afghanistan
Jul 17, 2014 Civilian flights from the international airport north of Kabul have been suspended, an Afghan official said.
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CNN to create a girl’s world on TV
Jun 20, 2013 The channel launches new programming highlighting inspiring stories of girls around the globe beginning with a feature film ‘Girl Rising’ to be aired this weekend.
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Improvements in Afghan audit will enhance integrity: UN
Aug 21, 2014 According to the UN, all parties had a responsibility to ensure the delivery of credible results of the roughly eight million ballots.
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UN calls for end to attacks harming Afghan civilians
Mar 11, 2013 The two recent suicide attacks in Afghanistan resulted in the deaths of at least 19 civilians, including nine children.
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Afghan refugees hurt by UNHCR resource crunch
Nov 08, 2012 UNHCR says that as conflicts multiply, the world community’s capacity to respond to people uprooted by violence is being tested in unforeseen ways.
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Issues media missed during Hina’s diplomatic tussle
Jan 17, 2013 Pakistani Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar's words always make headlines. And this time, her war mongering India statement was the highlight. What many missed is that Khar's interview talked about her country's development and issues at length too.
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Afghanistan faces twin threats of war and climate change
Feb 25, 2013 Droughts and land degradation exacerbated by climate change could further destabilise the troubled land of Afghanistan.
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UN calls for stronger law to protect Afghan women
Dec 12, 2012 Afghan women continue to be targeted by acts of gender-based violence despite specific laws designed to protect them, a new report released by the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has warned.
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‘60-80 per cent of all marriages in Afghanistan are forced’
Oct 08, 2012 Apart from the cultural, social and economic factors responsible for persistence of adolescent and child marriages in Afghanistan, some clerics also use certain interpretations of Islamic texts to justify this traditional practice.
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Women jailed for ‘running away’ in Afghanistan
Sep 24, 2012 High-level Afghan government officials have for the first time publicly confirmed that it is not a criminal offense for women and girls to ‘run away’ from home. The officials also confirmed fleeing violence or running away was not a basis for women’s detention or prosecution.
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