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Womens Liberation Front


Welcome to, formerly known as.Womens Liberation Front.  A website that hopes to draw and keeps your attention for  both the global 21th. century 3rd. feminist revolutution as well and a selection of special feminist artists and writers.

This online magazine will be published evey six weeks and started February 1st. 2019. Thank you for your time and interest.

Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
and radical feminist











                                                                                                            CRYFREEDOM 2019/2020

<I am both father and mother to my daughters. I am the man and woman of my household. I need to go out to care for my family. Where do I get a mahram from?>
Translation mahram:
The function of a 'traditional i.e Islamic' mahram (a male) is to protect and accompany his wife.
Gino d'Artali

<If only I could once again achieve my dreams by sheer force of will…> Gulafroz Ebtekar, former police officer.
APRIL 2022
23 APRIL - 9 MARCH 2022

MAR 2022
26 Mar - 3 Feb 2022

FEB 2022
21 Feb - 31 Jan 2022


Click here for an overview of 2021

International media about atrocities
against women worldwide.
APRIL 2022
29 - 18 APR 2022

MAR 2022
25 - 15 Mar 2022
15 Mar - 3  Mar 2022

FEB 2022:
25 - 18 Feb 2022   16 - 1 Feb 2022

   JAN 2022:
27-18 Jan 2022   17-10 Jan 2022
07 jan 2022-29 Dec 2021






When one hurts or kills a women
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
Gino d'Artali
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
Gianna d'Artali

Al Jazeera
23 Apr 2022
<<Pakistan army post attacked by fighters from Afghanistan
Three military personnel dead after an assault on a military installation in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region.
It was unclear which of the many armed groups in Afghanistan was responsible for the assault.
Another attack on Thursday on the Abdul Rahim Shaheed school in Kabul killed seven children. It reopened on Saturday with students remembering their fallen classmates with roses.
The striking increase in attacks in Afghanistan – as well as in neighbouring Pakistan – highlights the growing security challenge facing Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers, who swept to power last August in the closing days of the chaotic withdrawal of American and NATO troops ending their 20-year war. An ISIL (ISIS) affiliate known as the Islamic State in Khorasn Province, which claimed the recent spate of attacks in Afghanistan as well as in neighbouring Pakistan, is proving an intractable challenge.>>
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Opinion by Gino d'Artali
30 Mar 2022
Today ISIL or another affiliate attacked a mosque in Kabul and I can only think: 'This is Haram'. But not only concerning the Islam itself
but affiliates from ISIS and Al qaida are renforcing themselves all over, for example also in Syria where they are forming (again) an Islamic state. But also in Afghanistan i.e. the taliban (read below). Allah forbids knowing too well that women and girls rights are more and more in danger.

Al Jazeera
29 Apr 2022
<<Taliban supreme leader urges world to recognise ‘Islamic Emirate’
Haibatullah Akhunzada calls on the international community to recognise the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan.
The supreme leader of the Taliban, Haibatullah Akhunzada, has called on the international community to recognise the <Islamic Emirate> of Afghanistan in a message ahead of Eid holidays without touching on the issue of girls’ education. The Taliban-led government is yet to be recognised by any country since it returned to power last August, 20 years after it was toppled in a US-led invasion.

Al Jazeera
<We should not forget the dangers hiding under Afghan soil
Sanctions introduced after the Taliban takeover should not serve to hinder de-mining efforts in Afghanistan.
By Charlotte Slente
Secretary General of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
24 Apr 2022
Today, due to displacement, economic collapse, and a disintegration of social services including health and education, most Afghans are living in increasingly precarious conditions. Up to 23 million Afghans are facing acute hunger – more than half of the country’s population. As the world is rightfully looking at Ukraine, we must not forget Afghanistan. The current humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is to some extent the result of the international sanctions introduced after the fall of the Afghan government last August. While sanctions can be a legitimate political tool, they must not put civilians at risk. Some threats these sanctions pose to the lives of Afghan civilians are very visible, but others are hidden under the soil – waiting to explode.
Decades of conflict have littered Afghanistan with land mines and other explosive remnants of war. As a result, today the country is one of the most contaminated in the world. A few weeks ago, four children lost their lives in Herat, Afghanistan when an old grenade exploded in their hands. A couple of months ago, nine children perished in a similar accident in the village of Degnan in Nangahar Province. Since the beginning of 2022, many more have been killed, hurt and wounded in this way. In 30 years, more than 41,000 civilians have lost their lives to unexploded ordnances. In 2021, 79 percent of the victims were children. Together with local partners, DRC has worked with humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan since 1999 – conducting mine clearance activities, destroying unexploded ordnance from old battlefields, and providing risk education to civilians to teach them how to avoid being harmed. First and foremost, to save lives, but also because de-mining operations are crucial for Afghanistan’s future. Without de-mining, Afghans harmed by decades of war cannot build themselves a safe future in their country. Without effective de-mining operations, farming cannot happen, internally displaced people cannot return to their villages, and education cannot be effective as children cannot go to school. Now, the efforts to clear Afghanistan of mines and unexploded ordnances are hanging by a thread. With the current international sanctions, it is a more difficult task than ever before to get specialised mine clearance tools into the country. So there is a risk that lifesaving Afghan-led de-mining activities will have to be radically scaled down. The pressures introduced by sanctions may soon result in the collapse of Afghanistan’s de-mining ministry. Such a collapse would be a painful setback for the people of Afghanistan and for the efforts to clear their land of dangerous remnants of war. Capacities built and knowledge gathered over decades could suddenly be lost. The vast majority of the ministry’s employees have been in their jobs for years and have worked tirelessly in partnership with the international mine clearance community. Regardless of who is in power in the country, these employees deserve investment and support. Paradoxically, the risk of collapse is happening at a time where there is a momentum to increase the space in which we can work, and to expand operations into areas that have been left contaminated by deadly weapons for too long. With the decrease in fighting since August 2021, there is now greater access to communities and more of the country than ever before. We are standing in front of a unique window of opportunity to scale up de-mining work, with the potential to save countless lives. It is an opportunity we must seize.>>
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The Guardian
21 Apr 2022
‘We had 4,000 policewomen in Afghanistan. Let them get back to work’
By Ruchi Kumar
Gulafroz Ebtekar, a former top CID officer in Kabul, tells how she escaped the Taliban and is now working in exile to restore justice for the women of her homeland.
Supported by The
hen the Taliban entered Kabul on the morning of 15 August last year, Gulafroz Ebtekar refused to leave her office in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Ministry of Interiors. <Everybody rushed home, but I had responsibilities. I couldn’t just leave, even if the Taliban were coming,> says Ebtekar of her role as the former deputy general director of the CID’s family response unit.– She chose to stay, knowing that the Taliban would seek revenge for the many cases she had investigated against their members. With a career in the Afghan police forces spanning more than 12 years, she led the department that oversaw cases of gender-based violence, including many in Taliban-controlled areas. <I only left when I learned that the president had fled the country,> the 34-year-old says, from her temporary accommodation in Shëngjin in Albania. Raised in a small village in the central province of Daykundi in the 1990s, Ebtekar remembers the last era of Taliban rule. <They shut all the girls’ schools in our village, but I wanted to study and I was a difficult child. My parents finally gave in and enrolled me at the only boys’ schools in the village, despite criticism from village elders,> she says. Eventually, she was the only girl who graduated from high school in the village, and she went on to become one of the few Afghan policewomen with a masters degree in law and order enforcement. Clearly, that spirit of determination lived on in her career. <Upon joining the forces, I realised there was a need for professionalising them,> she says. <The police in Afghanistan had a very bad reputation. Not only were they perceived as a corrupt institution, but the women who worked there were seen to have questionable morals. When I first joined, many of my relatives told my family I had picked a bad profession and I wouldn’t be able to find a good husband,> she says, laughing. Undeterred, Ebtekar focused her energy on inspiring change within the forces. <Most policewomen were not aware of their rights, which would lead to them being abused. So I approached the senior management to focus on providing women in the forces with training and higher education. I believed it would not only empower them but also help them better protect the rights of Afghan women who approached them.> Her advocacy, she tells the Guardian, resulted in an internal campaign to provide opportunities for higher education among the 4,000-strong policewomen. <My department was responsible for investigating cases of gender-based violence, particularly domestic violence, that were registered by women. Between 2018 and 2021, I can recall working on nearly 12,000 cases. This is a disturbing number, considering that most Afghan women who experience domestic violence don’t register their cases with the police.>
However, nearly all of Ebtekar’s accomplishments crumbled last summer, and left her a pariah in a city now under the control of Taliban fighters. <When I went home that last day from work, the Taliban had already paid a visit to my house. They threatened my family with consequences for my work in the police,> she says.
The decision to seek asylum abroad was an incredibly difficult one. <The last time the Taliban came to power, I threw a tantrum and got my way,> she says, referring to her schooling. <If only I could once again achieve my dreams by sheer force of will…> >>
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Al Jazeera
19 Apr 2022
<<Deadly blasts target boys’ school in Afghan capital Kabul
At least six killed after the school in Dasht-e-Barchi – a Shia Hazara neighbourhood – was hit by two blasts, Kabul police spokesman says.
At least six people including students have been killed and 11 others wounded after two blasts targeted a boys’ school in the Afghan capital’s Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood, a Kabul police spokesman has said. Khalid Zadran told AFP news agency on Tuesday that two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) blew up outside the Abdul Rahim Shahid high school in western Kabul.
<These are preliminary figures. We are at the site and waiting for more details,> he said. Zadran said a third blast had occurred at an English language centre several kilometres away but in the same area. He did not specify whether it was caused by an explosive. There were no immediate reports of casualties from there. He had earlier tweeted that three blasts had rocked the school, which is in an area mainly inhabited by the Shia Hazara community – an ethnic and religious minority frequently targeted by ISIL (ISIS) attacks in the past.
Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers say they have secured the country since taking power in August, but international officials and analysts say the risk of a rebellion remains. Many of the attacks in the past several months have been claimed by ISIL. In May last year at least 85 people – mainly female students – were killed and about 300 were wounded when three bombs exploded near their school in Dasht-e-Barchi.>>
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Opinion by Gino d'Artali:
As I wrote and predicted before the taliban keeps repeating they have everything under control but simply seem to not to be able not only to silence the Afghanistan's Women's Resistance but also ISIS, Isil-K, Isil and Al Qaida have joined forces not only to fight against the taliban but moreso to (also like the taliban wants) implement a complete sharia for women and girls.
And it is also my opinion that wether girl/woman or boy/man have the right to education. It's called equality.

Al Jazeera
By Zuhal Ahad and Ruchi Kumar
6 Apr 2022

<<Shrinking public space for Afghan women as Taliban expands curbs.The group is reimposing draconian restrictions, especially against women, that are reminiscent of their past regime.
Kabul, Afghanistan – As a 35-year-old university lecturer, Nazifa regularly took the local minivan, a popular means of transport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, for her daily commute from home to the university and back. As a native of the city, she was very familiar with the highways, streets and back alleys, and rarely ever felt uncomfortable travelling by herself..That was until last week, when the minivan that Nazifa, who requested her name be changed, was travelling in was stopped by a Taliban guard. <I was on my way home along with another female colleague when a Taliban stopped our vehicle and asked us where our mahram [male guardian] was. When we told him we did not have one, he was furious,> she told Al Jazeera. <He made the driver drop us back to where we were picked from, instructing him not to take female passengers without mahrams. We had to walk for half an hour across the checkpoint before we could find another taxi who could take us home,> she said. <I felt very hopeless and sad that day,> Nazifa said. <Since then I feel so much fear while travelling to work. I am so afraid they will stop me again, and punish me. It is so humiliating to be considered so worthless in one’s own homeland,> she said, breaking down.
Reminiscent of their last regime in the 1990s.
Since taking over Afghanistan last year, the Taliban rulers have reintroduced draconian restrictions on freedoms and movements, particularly directed at women, that are reminiscent of their last regime in the 1990s. Increasingly though, over the last few weeks, the Taliban leaders, particularly from its Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, have announced many new restrictions, even as criticism and international pressure mount against them.
<I am both father and mother to my daughters. I am the man and woman of my household. I need to go out to care for my family. Where do I get a mahram from?>

Al Jazeera
31 Mar 2022
By Ruchi Kumar

<<In Afghanistan, ‘people selling babies, young girls to survive’
Dire economic situation sees children dying of starvation as millions of Afghans struggle to put food on their tables.
It has been more than 24 hours since Farahanaz, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, has had a <proper meal>.
<As adults, we can manage, but when the kids ask for food, I don’t know what to tell them,> the 24-year-old former radio presenter from northern Afghanistan told Al Jazeera. When the family are able to eat, it’s often only bread, and sometimes with vegetables, accompanied by watered-down green tea. Sometimes there is sugar to put in the tea, which is a rare luxury these days, as they struggle to survive after Farahanaz, the sole breadwinner for the family of eight – lost her job after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan last August. <My younger sister was recovering from surgery when the Taliban took control and lives were overturned. She has lost so much weight, and falls sick when there isn’t enough to eat,> Farhanaz said. But the family cannot afford medical assistance, either. Farhanaz’s family is among the 23 million Afghans facing starvation, in what has become a hunger crisis of <unparalleled proportions>, according to Dr Ramiz Alakbarov, deputy special representative of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. <In Afghanistan, a staggering 95 percent of the population is not eating enough food … It is a figure so high that it is almost inconceivable. Yet, devastatingly, it is the harsh reality,> Alakbarov said in a statement issued in early March, adding that almost 100 percent of women-led households were experiencing hunger. Alakbarov’s disturbing claim is reflected in Farhanaz’s situation. <In better days, I was a radio presenter, and also worked as a teacher part-time. Between my brother, who worked in the Afghan security forces, and I, we were able to feed and care for eight members of our family,> she said. <I even supported my own education and paid for my university, while helping my family,> she told Al Jazeera. However, after the Taliban takeover, Farahnaz’s brother was forced to flee the country fearing persecution, leaving her as the sole breadwinner of the family. <But when I went to work after the fall of the previous government [of President Ashraf Ghani], I was sent back. I lost my job, and have been struggling to feed my family over the last seven months,> she said. Starvation and poverty
Since the Taliban returned to power, nearly 60 percent of women working in the media have lost their jobs, according to the International Federation of Journalists, more than 90 percent of whom were sole family breadwinners. <Starvation and poverty are like a disease that not only affects your dastarkhwan [traditional rug meant for dining], but also your ability to challenge the situation and stand by your values,> said Dr Wahid Majrooh, the former Afghan minister of public health. <It impacts your sense of dignity,> said Majrooh, who, unlike many government officials, refused to flee the country after the fall of the Western-backed Afghan government in the interests of preventing the collapse of the country’s underfunded health systems.
Simultaneously, increasing food insecurity has also led to a rise in cases of malnutrition, and starvation-related mortalities, particularly among children. Majrooh pointed out that with people’s purchasing power affected, they also are unable to seek healthcare.
<Mothers cannot pay for their antenatal and postnatal care, and as evident maternal mortality and morbidity rate is increasing tremendously, and is also affecting child mortality,> he said, adding that health facilities are also unable to meet the demand.>>
Please do read more: 

And the embedded related articles (links):
- Is the US stealing Afghanistan’s money?
-Nazir Kabiri: Can Afghanistan avoid economic collapse?

And the below:

Gino d'Artali
Opinion - 30 Mar
Al Jazeera published an article about especially the humanitarian crisis taking place right now after the taliban took over power in August 2021. The article is headed by <China holds multinational meetings to discuss Afghanistan. Representatives from regional countries plus Extended Troika to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. China is holding two multinational meetings in the ancient town of Tunxi to discuss the economic and humanitarian crisis facing Afghanistan, as Beijing makes a diplomatic push for the country’s stability and development under the Taliban. Afghan acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi is attending the two-day meeting to be attended by foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s immediate neighbours – Russia, Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. A separate meeting of the <Extended Troika> will be held concurrently among special envoys for Afghanistan from China, the United States and Russia, China’s foreign ministry said.>
Now fact is that the crisis is dire and the poor Afghanistan people urgently need help but almost the article did not mention the equally dire situation of the suppressed women and little about equality and the right for girls and women to study and/or work. Only these lines one can read: <The talks also come amid widespread condemnation of the Taliban’s U-turn last week on allowing girls to attend public high schools, which has sparked consternation among funders ahead of a key aid donors conference. The school closure prompted US officials to cancel talks in Doha with the Taliban and a State Department warning that Washington saw the decision as <a potential turning point in our engagement> with the armed group.>>
Now I daresay that the one crisis cannot be solved without also the other!
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Read also this related article published the same date and with this header: <Afghanistan aid pledges could fall far short of target, officials fear. Taliban’s increasingly repressive rule could lead to donor backlash at UN pledging conference on Thursday.

European Union
External action
9 Mar 2022
<<EU supports Afghan Women : First meeting of Afghan Women Leaders Forum in Brussels.
The sudden collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban take-over on 15 August 2021, has had a dramatic impact on the Afghan people, in particular women and girls. The European Union has been a strong supporter of the women of Afghanistan for a very long time, and still is. On 10 March the Afghan Women Leaders Forum is being launched through a virtual meeting with almost 50 Afghan Women leaders joining from Afghanistan and different parts of the world.
In the past months, there have been intense consultations between Afghan Women Leaders and the EU Ambassador for Gender and Diversity, Stella Ronner-Grubačić, and the EU Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Thomas Niklasson. In those meetings, the Afghan Women Leaders expressed their wish to be involved in the dialogue about their country and its future. In response to this request, the EU has agreed to support the establishment of an Afghan Women Leaders Forum as a first step to ensure a structured and continuous platform for Afghan women from diverse backgrounds. This Forum aims to facilitate an inclusive dialogue for Afghan women from various sectors, to ensure that their views, concerns, and priorities as part of the national dialogue about Afghanistan, are conveyed to the Taliban appointed de facto government, and to the wider International Community, including the EU. Nowhere in the world have women’s and girls’ rights been challenged as they have been in Afghanistan. The developments since last summer give cause for great concern about the prospect for maintaining and enhancing the many gains made by Afghan women in the last two decades. The EU has made it clear on many occasions that any future EU development assistance to Afghanistan will depend, among other things, on the respect for the international normative and legal human rights’ framework, including women’s and girls’ rights. With this, the EU has taken a principled position; we are determined and committed to continue to support the women and girls of Afghanistan and elsewhere, in line with our values and principles. The monitoring of the situation for women and girls in Afghanistan remains a priority, including through an ongoing dialogue with representatives of Afghan women. In this regard, the Afghan Women Leadeers Forum will be instrumental. >>
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