women in the East

Iran again bans women from football stadium

Iran again bans women from football stadium

Iran has once again denied women entry to a football stadium to watch an international match, leaving hundreds of ticketed fans locked out, Iranian media said. The World Cup qualifier against Lebanon on Tuesday night, won 2-0 by Iran, …

Israel appoints first-ever female attorney general

Israel appoints first-ever female attorney general

Israel’s cabinet approved the appointment of Gali Baharav-Miara as the government’s next attorney general, making her the first woman to ever hold the post. Baharav-Miara will be taking over from Avichai …

Taliban appoint woman as hospital director

Taliban appoint woman as hospital director

The Taliban government has named doctor Malalai Faizi as the director of a maternity hospital in Kabul in the first ever appointment of a woman as the head of an Afghan public institution under the Islamist administration. Faizi …

Taliban ban long-distance road trips for solo women

Taliban ban long-distance road trips for solo women

The Taliban (the movement banned in Russia) have said Afghan women seeking to travel long distances by road should be offered transport only if accompanied by a male relative. The latest directive, issued by the Taliban's Ministry …

Women protesters in Kabul call on to release Afghan assets

Women protesters in Kabul call on to release Afghan assets

Dozens of Afghan women took to the streets in Kabul on Wednesday morning to protest the continued hold on Afghan bank assets by the United States amid an economic crisis in Afghanistan. One banner carried by the women reads: “Our …

Erdogan vows resolute struggle to end violence against women

Erdogan vows resolute struggle to end violence against women

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed a resolute struggle Thursday to end violence against women. Violence against women is a global human rights problem, Erdogan said on Twitter for International Day for the Elimination of …

Erdogan: Turkey determined to fight violence against women

Erdogan: Turkey determined to fight violence against women

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated that Turkey is determined to fight violence against women within the framework prepared earlier this year. Erdogan made the remarks while meeting women from different backgrounds during …

Taliban strike journalists at Kabul women's rights protest

Taliban strike journalists at Kabul women's rights protest

A group of about 20 women marched from near the ministry of education to the ministry of finance in the Afghan capital. Wearing colourful headscarves they chanted slogans including: "Don't politicise education", as traffic …

G20 demands humanitarian access to Afghans, EU pledges cash

G20 demands humanitarian access to Afghans, EU pledges cash

The European Union pledged 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) in support for the Afghan people, and the Group of 20 countries vowed to accelerate aid Tuesday amid concerns that an already precarious humanitarian and financial situation will grow …

Taliban promise to find government seats for women in future

Taliban promise to find government seats for women in future

The Afghan government will include women in the future, the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said. On Tuesday, the Taliban announced the interim government of Afghanistan that includes no …

Taliban say women won't be allowed to play sport

Taliban say women won't be allowed to play sport

Afghan women, including the country’s women’s cricket team, will be banned from playing sport under the new Taliban government, according to an official in the group. In an interview with the Australian broadcaster …

Afghan women take to Kabul streets to demand their rights

Afghan women take to Kabul streets to demand their rights

A small group of Afghan women protested near the presidential palace in Kabul on Friday, demanding equal rights from the the Taliban movement (banned in Russia) as Afghanistan’s new rulers work on forming a government and seeking …