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Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
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Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 8, 2021, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

“I went to the Taliban,” Zarghona said. “I asked them: ‘Is this the Islam we are following? My daughter’s nose chopped off? But you are doing nothing about it. I want justice. They got really angry, and now they are searching for the boy,” she said. “I hope they find him before the police do’” (para. 10-11)
Jan. 8, 2021, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“A young woman has been hospitalized in northern Afghanistan and is hoping to travel to Turkey for reconstructive surgery after her husband cut off her nose, the police and the woman’s family said on Tuesday.The woman, Reza Gul, 20, was attacked by her husband with a knife on Sunday in Shar-Shar, a village in an impoverished and Taliban-controlled part of Faryab Province. Reza Gul was in stable condition on Tuesday in a hospital in Maimana, the provincial capital, according to a spokesman for the Faryab police, Sayed Massoud Yaqubi” (para. 1-2). “Throughout the six years Reza Gul and her husband, Muhammad Khan, 25, have been married, he and members of...more
Jan. 8, 2021, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Her plight has again brought attention to endemic violence against women in Afghanistan, which the United Nations Development Program rated one of the worst countries in the world to be born female. Despite more than a decade of efforts to enact an Afghan legal system that protects women, and more than $1 billion in legal aid from the United States alone, Afghan women remain particularly vulnerable to abuse. And their attackers, for the most part, are only rarely punished. (para. 7) “On Sunday afternoon, Zarghona said, Reza Gul and Mr. Khan got into an argument over his having taken his uncle’s 6- or 7-year-old daughter as his fiancée, with the...more
Jan. 7, 2021, 5:47 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Israel
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

“A burqa is a full body veil, which leaves open only a tiny slash for its female wearer’s eyes. It is most common in Muslim countries like Afghanistan and goes back to a strict interpretation of the Koran. But burqas aren't solely Islamic. Some years ago, a fringe group of ultra-Orthodox Jewish women near Jerusalem began wearing similar full-body-veils as a symbol of piety” (para. 5).
Jan. 2, 2021, 11:53 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Afghanistan does not have conscription.
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Global health and women’s rights organizations have called for the practice [of virginity tests] to be banned, with the World Health Organization calling it a “violation of the victim’s human rights” (para. 8).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

“Women in Afghanistan are being forced to undergo so-called virginity tests, more than two years after a law requiring consent was introduced, researchers said on Thursday. The test involves a doctor performing an examination to identify whether the hymen – the thin tissue that may partially cover the vagina – is intact, and has been condemned by the United Nations as “painful, humiliating and traumatic’” (para. 1-2). “A study by Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission found forced gynecological examinations were still being conducted without the consent of the patient or a court order, as required by a 2018 law” (para. 3). “The Commission interviewed 129 women across Afghanistan and found...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“The Commission interviewed 129 women across Afghanistan and found 92% of tests were performed without consent or a court order. Most of the victims were prisoners, while nine were under police surveillance. Just nine said they had agreed to the examination and one said she had received a court order, said the Commission, which wants the tests to be banned completely” (para. 4-5).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Vice President Amrullah Saleh also expressed support for including women in high-ranking government positions. In a recent tweet, he stated that 'each province, as a MUST, will have a [female] deputy governor. This is part of our structural reform to further empower women" (para 7).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"A new decree from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani states that all of the country’s 34 provinces will appoint women as deputy governors" (para 1). "Speaking to Radio Free Afghanistan on July 9, Saqim said the appointment of female deputies in all provinces has begun. 'One of the women is set to be appointed as deputy governor today in Logar Province, and this will continue in other provinces, as well,' he said" (para 3). "He added that 'after being interviewed by the president, the female deputy governors will be selected and appointed based on merit and competence'" (para 4). "Earlier, presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the cabinet had decided that women...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-1

"Afghan women still face numerous challenges because of domestic abuse, discrimination, taboos, and violence" (para 10).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Speaking to Radio Free Afghanistan on July 9, Saqim said the appointment of female deputies in all provinces has begun. 'One of the women is set to be appointed as deputy governor today in Logar Province, and this will continue in other provinces, as well,' he said" (para 3). "Vice President Amrullah Saleh also expressed support for including women in high-ranking government positions. In a recent tweet, he stated that 'each province, as a MUST, will have a [female] deputy governor. This is part of our structural reform to further empower women'" (para 7).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Women in Afghanistan have made substantial gains in employment, education, and legal protections since the fall of the hard-line Taliban regime nearly two decades ago" (para 9). This indicates that there were restrictions to employment under the Taliban regime (CAT - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"According to information from the president’s office, the proposal to elect female deputy governors for all 34 provinces was initiated by the Women's Affairs Ministry and was approved by the cabinet earlier this week" (para 6).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Women in Afghanistan have made substantial gains in employment, education, and legal protections since the fall of the hard-line Taliban regime nearly two decades ago" (para 9). This indicates that there were restrictions to education under the Taliban (CAT - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The girls at the school near us have been poisoned. We are afraid to go inside the buildings as our water or classes may have been contaminated as well" (para 2). "[T]he Taliban have been distributing letters around the town and warning families against sending their daughters to school" (para 4). "In Takhar, Balkh, Herat, Ghazni and many other provinces in Afghanistan, girls’ school have been closed down temporarily or even permanently after students claimed to be poisoned, but near to nothing has been done to address the concerns of the students and their families" (para 6). "The Ministry of Education has claimed that either mass hysteria or unclean classrooms...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

"During the Taliban government, from the autumn of 1996 until late 2001, nearly all the rights of women were revoked: They were forbidden to work, attend school or leave their homes unaccompanied by a husband or close male relative" (para 6).
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Afghan women have been systematically excluded from the government’s efforts to start peace talks with the Taliban" (para 1). "Among the issues they cite are that they have long felt marginalized in the country’s nascent peace process, and that they are worried that Afghanistan’s leaders will reach an agreement to reconcile with religiously conservative insurgents that will wipe out gains made by the nation’s women" (para 2). This is outlined in a report created by Oxfam (CAT - CODER COMMENT). "'We’ve always been concerned about the threat that our leaders will trade women’s rights away for peace,' said Sara Surkhabi, a senator and one of nine women on the Afghan...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'The international community used women’s rights to help justify its presence in Afghanistan,' said John Watt, Oxfam’s director for Afghanistan. The group has long had a large presence in the country, including during the Taliban’s rule" (para 7). This is in reference to Oxfam, an international aid group (CAT - CODER COMMENT). "'As the possibility of a new round of peace talks gains momentum under a new Afghan government,' Mr. Watt said, 'Oxfam is concerned that a sustainable peace agreement will not be possible if women are denied a stake in negotiations'" (para 17). Oxfam has been in Kabul and involved itself in issues concerning women (CAT - CODER COMMENT).more
Dec. 23, 2020, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Madina is 35 and a mother of seven children. She regrets that she cannot read nor write" (para 1). "Today I am very disappointed that I cannot read and write, and this happened to me because the Taliban closed our schools and insecurity deprived me from going to school. Now we feel the same insecurity and I cannot go out without having my husband accompany me. I fear that a suicide attack could happen and if I am a female out by myself, who would help me? Someone from my family should be with me" (para 5). "I hope the new president will think about women’s rights and consider women...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"I did not participate in the last election because my husband did not allow me to vote. He understands now that women have the right to vote and select their president, the same as men, so he allowed me to get a voting card" (para 3).
Dec. 23, 2020, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"I fear that a suicide attack could happen and if I am a female out by myself, who would help me? Someone from my family should be with me" (para 5).
Dec. 5, 2020, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-2, RCDW-PRACTICE-1

“During their rule in the late 1990s, the Taliban banned women from working and going to school, and ordered them to be fully covered when leaving their homes” (para 13).
Dec. 5, 2020, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

“Parts of Afghan society operate under a strict code of ‘honour’ that gives women little or no say in matters such as who they can marry and whether they can get an education” (para 9). “During their rule in the late 1990s, the Taliban banned women from working and going to school, and ordered them to be fully covered when leaving their homes” (para 13).
Dec. 5, 2020, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“An Afghan soldier stabbed his teenage sister to death after she rejected a marriage proposal arranged by her family, police said on Tuesday” (para 1). “Mr Rohani said the victim was first throttled with a rope then stabbed to death” (para 4). “‘Her brother, a soldier, took her home and killed her brutally in a case of ‘honour killing’’” (para 8). “Many in Afghanistan, including some in the police and judiciary, believe killing is a suitable punishment for women who elope, Ms Koofi said” (para 11).
Dec. 5, 2020, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

“Parts of Afghan society operate under a strict code of ‘honour’ that gives women little or no say in matters such as who they can marry and whether they can get an education” (para 9).
Dec. 5, 2020, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Fawzia Koofi, a former politician from Badakhshan, blamed the police for mishandling the case. Many in Afghanistan, including some in the police and judiciary, believe killing is a suitable punishment for women who elope, Ms Koofi said. ‘Women in Afghanistan are still the most vulnerable part of society, not only under the Taliban-controlled areas,’ she said” (para 10-12). “Activists say violence against women remains common across Afghanistan” (para 14).
Dec. 5, 2020, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“An Afghan soldier stabbed his teenage sister to death after she rejected a marriage proposal arranged by her family, police said on Tuesday. The woman, 18, was killed Monday in Baharak district of the north-eastern province of Badakhshan” (para 1-2). “Mr Rohani said the victim was first throttled with a rope then stabbed to death” (para 4). “‘Her brother, a soldier, took her home and killed her brutally in a case of ‘honour killing’’” (para 8).
Dec. 5, 2020, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Activists say violence against women remains common across Afghanistan. Last year, the country’s Human Rights Commission recorded more than 2,700 cases of violence against women in Afghanistan, a 9 per cent increase from 2018” (para14-15).