“88% of minor girls are forced to marry by their families”

MONITORING (SW) – One year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, an economic crisis, crippling drought and new restrictions have shattered girls’ lives, excluding them from society and leaving them hungry, with a quarter showing signs of depression, according to a new report by Save the Children.

UN chief condemns spate of violence in Afghanistan

MONITORING (SW) – The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the recent attacks in Afghanistan, which claimed many civilian lives, including members of the Hazara Shia community and at least 16 children. 

Call for support for art, literature in the country

KABUL (SW) – The national congress of literary and cultural institutions was held in Kabul today with the participation of more than 300 people, including women from the fields of culture, literature and mass media from all over the country.

UNSC demands Islamic Emirate to reverse policies

MONITORING (SW) – The UN Security Council has called on the Islamic Emirate to swiftly reverse their policies and practices which are currently restricting the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Afghan women and girls.