Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Tag Archives: Afghan women

Afghan women fear mandatory poll photos could stop them from voting

KABUL/HERAT: Afghan women’s rights activists have demanded the authorities lift a requirement that all voters be photographed at polling stations in Saturday s presidential election, arguing that it could prevent hundreds of thousands of women from voting. Afghanistan s electoral authorities have decided to photograph all voters using facial recognition software as ...

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Afghan men arrested for kidnap and murder plot

LONDON: Two Afghan men suspected of planning to kidnap and murder a female relative after she left the UK and renounced Islam have been arrested following an operation by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Mohammed Patman, 54, and Darya Khan Safi, 49, both originally from Afghanistan, were detained by officers ...

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Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

KABUL: Kobra Samim, who rides for Afghanistan’s national cycling team, wrote on Facebook that women’s participation in sport is her “red line” as the US tries to forge a peace deal with the Taliban. Former politician Farkhunda Zahra Naderi tweeted that the protection of female leadership roles should be non-negotiable. ...

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FIFA bans Afghan football chief pending sex abuse probe

GENEVA: FIFA suspended the president of the Afghanistan Football Federation Keramuddin Karim for 90 days pending an investigation into allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the  Afghan national women´s team. FIFA´s independent ethics committee said in a statement that the provisional ban “may be extended pending proceedings on the ...

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Afghan women officers train at Indian military academy

KABUL: From shooting an AK-47 to dealing with computer-simulated sieges, 20 Afghan women officers are being put through their paces at a military training academy in India. They are the first Afghan women to attend the academy in the south Indian city of Chennai, which has been training men from ...

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