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Afghan rock band struggles to hit right note in Iran

Afghan musician Soraya Hosseini, a member of the Arikayn rock band

The band gathers in a small carpentry shop on the outskirts of Iran’s capital, with sawdust still in the air but the buzzing of the jigsaws now exchanged for the soft feedback of an amplifier.

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04.12.2018 | 14:57

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The strong women of Kabul

German-Afghan photographer Lela Ahmadzai portrays strong women from all walks of life. Her exhibition “Undaunted – Four Women in Kabul” was also shown in Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin.

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24.08.2018 | 14:22

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Between idealism and reality

pilotinAfghanistan’s female fighter pilot Niloofar Rahmani’s request for asylum in the US has caused huge controversy in her country. She has retracted her statement, but DW’s Florian Weigand says the damage has been done.

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10.01.2017 | 11:26

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Modern Afghanistan – In the Past

AfghanfrauA few days ago unknown gunmen killed five female Afghan guards working at an airport in southern Kandahar. The killing which took place on Saturday, December 17 highlightes the continuing threat faced by women working outside of the home in Afghanistan. The women had received death threats from people opposed to women in the workforce.

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20.12.2016 | 11:49

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“Extremists have shown what frightens them most: a girl with a book.”

Malala Yousafzai © picture-alliance/Geisler/D. Van Tine

Malala Yousafzai © picture-alliance/Geisler/D. Van Tine

Malala Yousafzai said it, and it is true. Education is a right that is under threat by the Taliban in Pakistan. Police often have to stand guard outside schools. In the past the Taliban has attacked schools and killed children and teachers were killed. It could happen again any time. In Pakistan: education is an act of courage. See more here!

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24.03.2016 | 15:15

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Comments of the Week

tweetBritish Prime Minister called muslim women “traditionally submissive”, and in Rome the nude statues were covered when Iran’s president visited the country. What do readers say about it?

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04.02.2016 | 12:00

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Women in the news

(Copyright: Reuters/S. Modola)

(Copyright: Reuters/S. Modola)

Why is fighting FGM so hard? What has to change before women and girls are not threatened anymore by this crime? Read more here and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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07.11.2015 | 11:54

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