Three foreign NGOs stop work in Afghanistan after Taliban ban on female employees

The Economy Ministry on Saturday threatened to suspend the operating licenses of NGOs if they failed to implement the order. The ministry that issues these licenses said it has received “serious complaints” that women working in NGOs are not following the proper Islamic dress code. Aid officials told AFP that a meeting of the humanitarian […]

Taliban orders NGOs to ban female employees from work

The letter, confirmed by Economy Ministry spokesman Abdulrahman Habib, said female employees were not allowed to work until further notice because some did not follow the administration’s interpretation of the Islamic dresscode for women. It comes days after the Taliban-run administration ordered universities closed to women, which drew strong global condemnation and some protests and […]

Dozens of protests in Afghanistan’s capital after the Taliban closed women’s universities

Diplomats say the reaction to the ban on female education is complicating efforts to gain formal recognition of the Taliban-led administration and lift sanctions that have been stifling the economy. Large-scale protests have become rare in Afghanistan since the Taliban took over the country, as they are often forcefully put down by security agencies. The […]

Taking money for free birth control and vaccines

Talking to Prothom Alo about the non-availability of free birth control services, MD Niyazur, line director, Field Services Delivery Unit, Directorate of Family Planning, said, there is disparity in this free service across cities. In Dhaka, three specialized hospitals of the directorate provide this service. In addition, the Municipal Corporation provides service. The Health Department […]

Teacher indicted

A Dhaka court yesterday framed charges opposite Porimol Joydhar, a former clergyman of Viqarunnisa Noon School as great as College, Bashundhara branch, who had been sacked final year for violating a womanlike tyro of a institution. Prior to a indictment, a probity transparent Husne Ara Begum, ex-principal of a institution, as great as Lutfur Rahman, […]

Awareness pass to violence breast cancer

In India, roughly 80 percent of breast cancer patients have been in an modernized theatre when they come to a hospital, contend doctors. Among a budding factors fuelling a mildew in a country, generally between civic women, have been fast-paced lives as well as behind reproductive activity, they add. No time for fitness, bad food, […]