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  • Karzai says Taliban have not fulfilled their commitments

    Karzai says Taliban have not fulfilled their commitments

    The former leader during his interactions with the Taliban focused mainly on three things -- girls' education, women's prestige in the Afghan society, and an all-inclusive government.

    September 20, 2021
  • Afghan Women~II

    Afghan Women~II

    Disturbing news comes in the form of a fatwa on lady doctors, on the future of co-education and on imposition of penalties on lady artists, singer, journalists, and students. The only light at the end of the tunnel is the fact that Afghan women have now taken to the streets to claim protection of rights they had gained in the last 20 years.

    September 12, 2021
  • Taliban vow to respect women, despite history of oppression

    Taliban vow to respect women, despite history of oppression

    The Taliban have sought to portray themselves as more moderate than when they imposed a strict form of Islamic rule in the late 1990s. But many Afghans remain skeptical and thousands have raced to the airport, desperate to flee the country.

    August 18, 2021
  • ‘Exporting terror’: India slams Pak for raising women’s rights in Kashmir at UNSC

    ‘Exporting terror’: India slams Pak for raising women’s rights in Kashmir at UNSC

    India’s strong response came after Pakistan’s outgoing UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi commented on the situation in Kashmir, revocation of Article 370 and women’s rights in the Valley during the debate on October 29.

    November 6, 2019
  • India slams Pakistan at UNGA over weaponising women’s rights

    India slams Pakistan at UNGA over weaponising women’s rights

    Women are still married as children, trafficked into forced labour and sex slavery and every day more than 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, Tripathi said.

    October 8, 2019
  • Lifting the driving ban wasn’t only about women’s rights

    Lifting the driving ban wasn’t only about women’s rights

    After years of campaigning by women activists, on Sunday the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia was lifted. It is the most visible of a bundle of recent initiatives taken by the Saudi king and the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to strengthen the role of women in Saudi society. These include more public …

    June 27, 2018
  • The feminist maulana

    The feminist maulana

    Much has been written on the works of 19th-century Muslim modernists as well as conservative reformists. Yet, somehow, the name of one rather fascinating scholar and theologian has somehow gone missing – despite the fact that he might have been the most far-sighted. His name is Maulana Mumtaz Ali whose tome Huqooq-i-Niswan (women’s rights) shocked …

    March 3, 2018