Afghanistan

The Second Part of Afghan Women’s Diary(Day-Counter) From December 2021 to May 2022

The Afghan Women’s News Agency has counted and documented the events related to women from poverty and deprivation to the closure of girls’ schools and women’s protests from August 15th, 2021, the day of the fall of the former regime, to the one year anniversary of the Taliban’s domination of the country, August 15th, 2022.

1. On December 1, a woman was shot dead by her husband in the 18th security district of Kabul city. The motive for this murder was family violence.
2. Unknown armed men kidnapped an eight-year-old daughter of a doctor named Dawood Rateb, the Director of environmental health of the public health department of Balkh province, in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province and on December 3rd, in a Taliban military operation, Sadra was rescued from the kidnappers.
3. The Swedish Committee in Afghanistan announced that it has provided education for hundreds of girls from first to eleventh grade in Ghazni province’s Qarabagh district.
4. Mullah Hebatullah, the invisible leader of the Taliban, for the first time issued a six-point decree to ensure women’s rights.
In this decree, the consent of girls at the time of marriage, the prohibition of harming women and girls, the independence of women after the death of the husband, receiving dowry from the husband, the right of women’s inheritance, and the observance of all women’s rights by polygamous men are emphasized.
5. Sotouda Froutan, a 15-year-old student from Herat, was included in the list of 25 most influential women in the world by the prestigious Financial Times in 2021. She was the first female student who, in a speech in the presence of Taliban leaders, demanded the right of girls to be educated by the Taliban.
6. Thomas West, the US special representative for peace affairs in Afghanistan, has welcomed the order of Hebatullah Akhundzada, the leader of the Taliban group, regarding the rights of Afghan women.
7. In response to the Taliban leader’s order, Jamiat-e-Islami Afghanistan said that the content of the Taliban leader’s order is a sign of a reductionist view on the issue of women’s rights. This party emphasized that the Taliban group has no plan and commitment towards women’s fundamental rights.
8. The Taliban group whipped three men and one woman on charges of illicit relations in Gizab district of Uruzgan province. They have had a field trial and they forced them to walk on the streets of the city.
9. A young girl named Basgul hanged herself in the city of Nili in the center of Daikandi. She was a second-year student at the university. She committed suicide due to family problems, the university’s gates being closed, and despair.
10. Amnesty International stated that with the domination of the Taliban group in Afghanistan, the system of protection services for victims of violence in this country has been destroyed and women and girls victims of violence have been left alone.
11. A woman and a child were brutally murdered in the area of ​​500 families from the 11th security district of Kabul.
12. The United Nations Women’s Organization has expressed concern by publishing a report on the clear violation of the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan and has said that women in Afghanistan are facing serious restrictions and that women should participate as equal partners in decision-making.
13. The Spontaneous Movement of Afghan Women Fighters announced in a protest meeting in Kabul that women in Afghanistan are hostage to the backward and petrifying policy of the Taliban group.
They called the Taliban’s policy towards women and girls cruel and said that this group has completely deprived them of their rights.
14. Taliban’s restrictions on the media, the publication of women’s voices and music were banned in Balkh, Takhar and Jawzjan. The Committee for the Immunity of Afghan Journalists announced that the Taliban group in Balkh, Takhar and Jawzjan provinces has banned the publication of women’s voices and music from the media.
15. The Directorate for Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice of the Taliban announced that the entrance of women without Sharia Mahram to health centers in Ghazni city is prohibited.
16. A female doctor, an employee of the Department of Public Health, was killed by her husband in Pul Khomri city, the capital of Baghlan province.
17. The municipality of Taliban group in Kabul started the process of erasing the images of women from plaques, advertisements and billboards in the city of Kabul and painted the image of women on the plaques of beauty parlors and stores.
18. A group of protesting women in Kabul celebrated the Yalda night by wearing traditional clothes and asked the youth of the country to pay attention to the literature and culture of their country.
19. Following the prohibition of women entering health centers in Ghazni Province without a “Sharia Mahram” by the Directorate for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice of Taliban, this group also said in this province that a sick woman should not be accompanied by another woman in the family to these centers. becaues, It is immoral and “illegal”. Sick women should be brought to health centers along with Mahram men of the family.
20. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Afghan Journalists’ Independent Association (AJIA) announced that since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, 43% of the media have stopped working in this country and four out of five female journalists have lost their jobs. In total, 84% of female journalists have lost their jobs.
21. Protesting women announced in a gathering in Kabul city that some members of women’s protest groups were “threatened” by the intelligence of the Taliban group.
These women gathered in a house in Kabul city, they said that Taliban intelligence prevented their demonstration in Kabul city and warned the members of the protest groups by phone.
22. The Taliban banned the use of pictures and statues of women in advertising banners in Herat.
23. In a new directive from the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, the Taliban announced that passenger car drivers should not take women without a hijab and without a male escort on a long route of more than 45 miles equivalent to 72 kilometers.
24. While severely criticizing the new directive of the Taliban Ministry for promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice regarding the travel of women, Human Rights Watch has said that this directive is more aimed at imprisoning women.
25. Women’s reaction to the Taliban’s instructions: the restriction imposed on women’s travel should be removed.
Afghan women’s political participation network reacted to the imposition of travel restrictions on women.
26. The people of Panjshir, with the presence of protesting women of this province, protested the killing of a civilian youth by the Taliban forces two days in a row.
The protesters demanded that the perpetrators of this murder be brought to justice and acknowledged that no one is safe from the hands of the Taliban.
27. Protesting women of Kabul once again poured into the streets of Kabul with slogans of bread, work and freedom.
They emphasized that the Taliban are afraid of women’s empty hands and suppress the protesters.
28. Protesting women of Kabul once again poured into the streets of Kabul with slogans of bread, work and freedom.
They emphasized that the Taliban are afraid of women’s empty hands and suppress the protesters.
29. The Taliban closed women’s baths, saunas, men’s public baths and swimming pools in Mazar-i-Sharif city.
30. A number of protesting women in Kabul asked America to release Afghanistan’s money.
31. Zamir Kabulov, the special representative of Russian President Vladimir Putin for Afghanistan affairs, called the imposition of restrictions on the travel of women by the Taliban as sheer stupidity and to the detriment of the Taliban.
32. United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken appointed Rina Amiri as the country’s special representative for women, girls and human rights in Afghanistan.
33. Armed robbers killed a man and a woman in Pul Khomri city
34. Four women died when a passenger car overturned in Daikundi.
35. Twelve children were killed and injured in an explosion in Nangarhar.
36. A woman killed her husband in Ghor province.
37. Women protesters demonstrated in Kabul for the release of former police Alia Azizi from Taliban prison.
38. Zainab Abdullahi was killed in a Taliban checkpoint in Dasht Barchi area of ​​Kabul when her family was returning home from a wedding party.
39. Kandahar women demonstrated against the Taliban.
40. Anthony Blenkin announced that across Afghanistan, women and girls are missing from offices and classrooms.
41. A woman and a child were killed by Taliban direct fire in the passport office of Laghman province.
42. The Taliban sprayed tear gas on the faces of street protesting women in Kabul.
43. Hanifa Nazari, one of the civil activists of Balkh, was assassinated following the serial murders of women in Balkh.
44. Protesting women in Kabul staged an allegorical performance of the Taliban’s violence against women by the theater.
45. At night, the Taliban took away one of the protesting women, Tamana Zaryab Pariyani, and her sister with Parwana Ibrahim Khel, one of the other protesting women.
46. The beginning of the mandatory hijab of the Taliban on women employees in the private sector began in Kabul.
47. UNAMA announced that the Taliban should provide information about the whereabouts of two protesting women, Tamana Pariyani and Parwana Ibrahim Khel.
48. Bamyani women’s protest gathering in connection with the release of Tamana, Parwana and Alia at the same time as the Oslo meeting held with the Taliban.
49. Turkish writer Elif Shafak’s protest against the silence of the world’s media regarding the suppression of protesting women in Afghanistan.
50. The first protest gathering of Daikundi women in connection with the unfair distribution of aid by the Taliban in the province.
51. The Taliban arrested three women in Ghazni passport office for not having Mahram.
52. Taliban arrested more than 40 people because they did not have travel documents, female judges and prosecutors were also among them and they were planning to leave Afghanistan.
53. The Taliban in Kabul forced a group of women to march in support of the hijab or burqa and black veil. The Taliban provided security for this march, while they responded to the civil protests of bread, work and freedom protestors with bullets and tear gas and also beat the protestors in the street with whips and batons.
54. Women of Justice Movement in a protest program: “The Taliban have no plan except torture and killing.”
55. Two fighters of the Taliban were killed in an armed conflict in Samangan province.
56. Afghanistan’s robotic girls won the second place with the smart traffic system design.
57. Hareem Zan Radio in Badakhshan started broadcasting with male employees after a six-month hiatus.
58. The removal of 2,380 judges by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
59. The presence of women in Kandahar media was banned.
60. A man killed his father-in-law and his wife in Kunduz.
61. The European Parliament held a two-day special meeting on Afghan women.
62. A mother and daughter were mysteriously killed in Balkh.
63. The United Nations asked the Taliban to clarify the reason for the arrest of Ariana News reporters and the whereabouts of the protesting women, and UNAMA emphasized in a tweet that the Taliban must respect the rights of Afghans.
64. The reopening of Afghanistan’s public universities in Garm Sir(warm area) provinces with the presence of girls, but in separate classes and times from boys.
65. The arrest of Mursal Ayyar, a journalist and one of the participants of the street protests in Kabul, by the Taliban.
66. Zahra Mohammadi, one of the protesting women in Kabul, was arrested from her clinic by Taliban armed men.
67. In response to the arrest of Mursal Ayyar and Zahra Mohammadi, the Office of the United Nations Assistant in Afghanistan (UNAMA) demanded immediate information from the Taliban and once again emphasized on the release of protesting women from prison.
68. A woman shot and wounded two people in the General Directorate of Passports in Kabul for not implementing her petition.
69. Angelina Jolie, the famous Hollywood actress, asked for help to Afghan women by republishing an emotional letter of an Afghan woman on her Instagram page.
70. A number of migrant Afghans, including women and human rights activists, held a conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and expressed their support for the protesting women in Kabul and demanded the release of four protesting women from prison.
71. A woman and her two daughters aged 10 and 14 were mysteriously murdered in the 7th district of Kabul. The Taliban announced the arrest of their killer.
72. Arzoo Ahmadi, a member of the national jiu-jitsu team and an athlete of Afghanistan’s open fighting, in her first fight outside Afghanistan, defeated her Pakistani opponent Fereshte Khani in the semi-central match of the LFC organization hosted by Pakistan.
73. Parwana Ebrahim Khel was released from Taliban custody.
After the insistence of 21 human rights organizations on the release of women imprisoned in the Taliban prison, Parwaneh Ibrahim Khel was released from the Taliban prison after three weeks of detention on this date.
74. On February 12, during a demonstration, women demanded the provision of women’s rights by the Taliban due to the imposition of restrictions against women. Due to the massive suppression of women’s protests, these women have marched in one of the back alleys of Karte Chahar in Kabul with slogans of “bread, work, freedom”.
75. Taliban officials in Badakhshan province for the first time after the recent developments in the country, introduced Nisa Mubarez as the representative of women in this province during a program in the Department of Information and Culture.
76. Four protesting girls were released from Taliban custody.
77. The Afghan Women’s Network criticized the confiscation of assets of the Central Bank of Afghanistan as compensation for the families of the victims of September 11, in the cover letter of the US President Joe Biden, and said that the people of Afghanistan are not responsible for the attack of the Al-Qaeda group or the Taliban.
78. A number of volunteer girls in Kabul distributed food and clothes to 90 needy families in the 13th district of Kabul by collecting donations from benefactors.
79. Hundreds of women’s rights activists have launched a protest campaign against the increase in the arrest of women’s rights activists. With the hashtag “#StandWithWomenInAfghanistan”, these women called for a global stand against the Taliban’s violence against women.
80. Taliban stoned a man and a woman in Badakhshan. Foreign media, quoting local Taliban officials, have reported that a man and a woman were stoned to death by this group in Badakhshan Province for having an illicit relationship.
81. People killed and injured two women after shooting at a rigsha in Kandahar.
82. Three young girls in Herat organized a painting exhibition under the name “New Passion” with the aim of encouraging girls to have a better future.
83. Taliban whipped four women in Pul Khumri city of Baghlan for not having Mahram.
84. Turkish media reported that a 16-year-old Afghan girl named Aza entered the country after seven months of migration by walking across the borders of Afghanistan and Iran and then crossing the Turkish border.
85. The Taliban attacked a safe house and arrested 40 people, including 29 female protesters.
86. Some time after denying involvement in the arrest of the protesting women, the Taliban published the forced confession of the protesting women.
87. In a statement, the Afghan women’s self-immolation movement criticized the women’s confessions and said that the Taliban forced the women to confess.
These confessions, which were released in the form of a video by the Taliban’s Ministry of Interior, showed that the protesting women in the Taliban jail regretted participating in the protests against the Taliban.
88. Public universities in the cold provinces of Afghanistan were started with the presence of girls.
89. Zarifa Ghafari, the former mayor of Wardak Square, returned to Afghanistan on February 27.
She wrote a long text and published a photo next to his father’s grave. As the war in Ukraine intensified, he decided to return to Afghanistan. But after some time he left the country again.
90. Wahida Amiri, a women’s activist, was released from Taliban custody on February 27 After the Taliban’s takeover, Wahidah Amiri started demonstrations in Kabul to protest against the Taliban’s restrictions on Afghan women, and she was the voice of defending women’s rights and political participation in the media.
91. Human Rights Watch has criticized the Taliban’s house-to-house search operations and also imposed new restrictions on women, saying that the Taliban forces continue to violate human rights in Afghanistan. This organization asked the international community that the war in Ukraine should not forget the crimes of the Taliban.
92. The Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice Taliban directed all independent ministries and departments in the government of this group to not accept female clients without Mahram.
93. Rina Amiri, the US special representative for Afghan women and girls, said that the caretaker government of the Taliban should use the talent of women and girls to move towards stability and the future it deserves.
93. Zahra Joya, the founder of Rakhshaneh Media in Afghanistan, was selected as one of the 12 women of the year by Time magazine.
94. Two young girls were mysteriously killed in Balkh
And their bodies were thrown near Tangi Shadian in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif. The motive of this murder was not known, but the family of these girls insisted that they were killed by the Taliban.
95. Five members of a family, including three children, were brutally beheaded in Herat.
96. The mysterious murder of a young girl in the west of Kabul; The body was found among the garbage.
The local people found the body of a girl with tied hands from the alley of the private school, who had been sexually assaulted.
97. The Human Rights Watch announced that the Taliban have imposed extensive censorship and violence against the local media in the centers of provinces and remote districts of Afghanistan.
This organization said that the situation of journalists, especially women journalists, is much worse outside of Kabul than inside the capital. This organization also accused the local members of the Taliban of threatening, arresting and beating journalists.
98. The Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) called the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan alarming and said that their rights and their access to opportunities are increasingly being challenged.
99. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) announced that Afghanistan has the highest maternal mortality rate in Asia. According to this organization, every two hours a woman in Afghanistan dies due to complications of childbirth and pregnancy.
100. In a message on the occasion of International Women’s Day, Amnesty International said that the world is honoring this day while Afghan women and girls cannot fully enjoy their human rights and instead, they are facing the oppression of the Taliban.
101. In a message on the occasion of March 8, the deputy director of the women’s division of Human Rights Watch, Heather Barr, called the speed of the erosion of women’s rights in Afghanistan a warning to women around the world and said that this fragility shows the progress of equality.
102. McCree, the chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy in Afghanistan, said that Afghanistan’s security and prosperity depends on providing opportunities for women and girls so that they can be present in all sectors of society, including education and work.
103. Coinciding with March 8th, International Women’s Solidarity Day, a number of women in Uruzgan province in southern Afghanistan said in a conversation with the media that the Taliban’s rise to power has faced many challenges in their lives. These women say that these challenges have caused them to forget the International Women’s Solidarity Day.
104. The European Union announced that Afghan women should be allowed to work in the face of the economic crisis.
105. Following passengers getting stuck on the Ghor-Kabul highway; A sick woman died.
106. The European Union announced that Afghan women should be allowed to work in the face of the economic crisis.
107. Following passengers getting stuck on the Ghor-Kabul highway; A sick woman died.
108. From extreme poverty and unemployment; A man in Faryab sold his 10-year-old daughter.
109. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights – Women’s Rights in Afghanistan, announced that in order for Afghanistan to finally achieve peace and progress, women in this country must be active agents for change and be given the opportunity to participate in peace-building and humanitarian processes. and lead development.
110. Thomas Nicholson, the EU’s special representative for Afghanistan, once again emphasized the participation and role of Afghan women in the issues related to this country and said that women should be allowed to represent themselves.
111. Amnesty International announced that Afghan women and girls are now more than ever under the rule of the Taliban, but they have not yet surrendered.
112. Local Taliban sources in Uruzgan announced that two women and a child were injured as a result of an explosion in a residential house in the vicinity of Trinkut city, the capital of this province.
113. A man and a woman were killed on the charge of having an illicit relationship in the village of Lal Sorkh village of Taiwara District, Ghor Province. The killer was a relative of this woman.
114. A man shot his wife dead in Badghis. The motive of this murder was not determined and the victim’s body was discovered from his house by local people.
115. Afghanistan’s wave of Cnange party, led by Fawzia Kofi, a former member of the House of Representatives, demanded the return of women to work and emphasized that work is the right of women.
116. Human Rights Watch called for the lifting of the ban on women traveling without a mahram by the Taliban. At the same time as Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, visited Kabul, Haider Bar, the deputy director of the Women’s Division of Human Rights Watch, called for the lifting of the Taliban’s restrictions on women’s foreign travel.
117. A number of women activists in Bamyan province held a ceremony to commemorate the 8th of March or International Women’s Solidarity Day next to the destroyed Buddha statue and emphasized that they will not submit to any kind of oppression and discrimination.
118. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) warned about the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and said that women and girls pay the heaviest price of this crisis.
119. A ten-year-old girl from Faryab province was returned to her family eight days after being sold.
Eight days after the sale of a ten-year-old girl in Faryab, this girl was given back to her family with the financial assistance of the Women’s Development and Vice-Chancellor Institute and the coordination of three local Faryab reporters.
120. The body of a woman was found with her hands tied in the city of Kandahar.
121. The Taliban removed the statue of a woman from the Faculty of Arts of Kabul University.
122. Girls’ schools were not opened. The Taliban’s Ministry of Education said in an announcement that all girls’ schools (middle and high) will be closed until further notice.
In this announcement, it was stated that when school uniforms are designed in accordance with Sharia, Afghan customs and culture, then girls’ schools will be started based on the order of the Taliban leadership.
123. The United Nations regretted the Taliban’s decision to close girls’ schools.
124. Mullah Baradar’s relatives announced that the closure of girls’ schools has no Islamic or customary justification.
125. Following the closure of girls’ schools, Thomas West called the Taliban’s decision a betrayal of the Afghan people.
126. UNICEF announced in a statement that girls in Afghanistan should return to school without delay
127. A number of students have held a protest meeting in Kabul in protest of the Taliban’s decision to close girls’ schools.
128. A number of students have held a protest meeting in Kabul in protest of the Taliban’s decision to close girls’ schools.

129. A young girl in the west of Kabul threw herself from a commercial building and died.
130. A body was found from the sixth district of Omid Sabz town in the capital. It is said that this body was that of a young girl who was murdered in a mysterious way.
131. Female foreign ministers in 16 countries: The Taliban should cancel their decision to close girls’ schools.
132. Female foreign ministers in 16 countries: The Taliban should cancel their decision to close girls’ schools.
133. Following the closure of girls’ schools, US negotiations with the Taliban were cancelled
134. Ten members of the UN Security Council to the Taliban: All girls must go to school, Following the closure of girls’ schools, US negotiations with the Taliban were cancelled
135. Ten members of the UN Security Council to the Taliban: All girls must go to school.
136. Students and teachers held a protest meeting to protest the closure of girls’ schools.
In their march, they demanded the reopening of schools for girls above the sixth grade.
137. Salsal Civil and Cultural Union protested against the closure of secondary and high schools for girls in Afghanistan, and asked the international community not to trust the Taliban and impose political sanctions and diplomatic pressure against this group.
138. The leader of Afghanistan’s robot-making girls team won the Doha Association Award
Roya Mahboob, the leader of the Afghan girls’ robotics team, won the annual award of the Doha Association (Doha Form).
139. UN Secretary General: One out of three women in the world has experienced violence. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced that one in three women worldwide has directly experienced violence.
140. Amnesty International: The rights of women and girls should be the red line of the international community in negotiations with the Taliban
141. A girl who ran away with a boy on her wedding day was arrested by the Taliban in Jalalabad.
This girl has confessed that she ran away with this boy on her wedding day.
142. The European Union demanded the immediate reopening of girls’ schools in Afghanistan. The European Union and its member states have condemned the Taliban’s decision to close girls’ schools.
143. Unknown people killed a woman in her house in the west of Kabul.
This incident took place in Jaghouri town of Dasht Barchi area of ​​13th district of Kabul city.
144. Four World Bank projects worth $600 million in Afghanistan have been suspended in response to the Taliban’s decision to close schools for girls above sixth grade.
145. Human Rights Watch called for the end of travel exemptions for Taliban officials.
Heather Bar, deputy director of the Women’s Division of Human Rights Watch, said that countries should demand the end of travel exemptions for the group’s officials in response to the Taliban’s recent actions, including closing girls’ schools.
146. Iran and Pakistan: Depriving girls from education by the Taliban is disappointing.
147. The Women’s Movement for Justice and Freedom protested the blocking of girls’ schools by the Taliban and said that depriving girls of education is not consistent with any logic.

Prepared by:
Afghan Women’s News Agency

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