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The Peshawar women fighting the Taliban: 'We cannot trust anyone'

The work of the remarkable women known as Aware Girls to counter the extremism of the Taliban would be dangerous even if they weren’t based in Peshawar, a city that feels as if it’s under siege<p>In a hotel room in Peshawar, in secret, Gulalai Ismail is giving a lecture to a group of men and women on …

Human Rights

'A city of Malalas' — Kunduz and why the Taliban targeted its women

Sunita Viswanath, the co-founder of Women for Afghan Women (WFAW), says that up until the Taliban attack on Kunduz in September, her grassroots program — a community of shelters located in 13 Afghan provinces — had always been warned about simmering threats nearby. But not this time.<p>"We didn't have …

The Taliban had a hit list of working women when they took over Kunduz

When the Taliban overran the city of Kunduz last month, their fighters pounded on doors, carrying long lists. "They were looking for women who had any kind of job outside the house," says Manizha Naderi, director of Women for Afghan Women.<p>"They actually had a hit list. They knew addresses. They …

Afghan radio station focused on women’s rights is a casualty of the Taliban

By Sudarsan Raghavan<p>Sudarsan Raghavan<p>Cairo bureau chief covering North Africa and Yemen<p>Email Bio Follow<p>KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN — As the Taliban fighters approached, the employees of Radio Roshani fled. They locked the station door behind them, the pre-recorded programs still on the air, seemingly in …

Taliban

Afghanistan: Taliban executes Isis militants for beheading Hazara Muslims, including women and child - IBTimes India

Isis loyalists beheaded four men, two women and a child in Zabul.<p>Militants loyal to the Islamic State beheaded seven Hazara Muslims in Afghanistan's …

Taliban For Women's Rights? Education, Employment In Afghanistan Touted By Militant Faction

A splinter group of the Taliban in Afghanistan has come out in support of women’s rights, suggesting that under Islamic Law, women and men have an …