After having lived in a different country for nine months,I have noticed several differences and similarities between life in Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan, writes Mateen Yakubi

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From Kabul to Bamyan, there are small groups of girls who are riding bicycles. We are witnessing girl’s biking in big cities and on roads. Girls who are indifferent to the larger public opinion, pedals and ride alongside men.

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Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, is a city with high cases of violation cases against women. And the latest in these statistics is the killing of young Farkhunda that raised great turmoil in the country. Farkhunda was stoned to death by an angry mob who were allegedly instigated by a Mullah on false accusations of […]

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A group of about 20 men dressed in Burqas marched from Pul-e-Sorkh square to the Human Rights Office in a bid to show solidarity with Afghan women. Their intention was to celebrate the International Day For Women celebrated on the 8th of March. “No to violation” and “We feel the pain of women, equality is […]

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Every year 8th March, the international solidarity of women is being celebrated all over the country. Celebrating this day is important for Afghan women but unfortunately it is celebrated in a symbolic and idealistic way. President and first lady of Afghanistan celebrated this day 3 days before and repeated election campaign promises. Early morning, government […]

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In a shocking report from Daikundi province, a man from the Kejran district gave his daughter as khoms to one of the Sadats

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The eight ministers that were approved by lower house took their oaths at Presidential palace on Sunday. These ministers make up only 1/3 of the cabinet that was introduced after much delay in the last month. Interestingly, the proposed cabinet, included only 3 women. This, despite several promises by the President and CEO to have […]

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Establishing a cabinet is a fairly normal process in most democratic countries, but in society like Afghanistan, the cabinet introduction was controversial. Although they are not finalized yet, the candidates are going to require the Parliament’s approval, but their introduction has already faced much criticism. Some have claimed that they were not selected on the […]

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