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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 will resist': Afghan female journalists defy taliban pressure.

JULY 2022


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International media about atrocities
against women worldwide.

JULY 2022

19 - 11 July 2022
(incl. 28 June 2022 and
6 and 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2022

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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

France 24
22 July 2022
By :
Annette Young, Yong Chim, Stephanie Cheval and Sophie Pizzementi
<<Fearing for their lives: Rescuing Afghanistan's women judges.
As August 15 marks one year since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, we again report on the plight of Afghan women. Annette Young talks to Fawzia Aminy, a Supreme Court judge who managed to escape to Britain via Greece within weeks of Kabul falling, and to the woman who helped facilitate her rescue, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, the director of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute. The two are seeking to help those women left behind. Our team also meets a young woman entrepreneur in Kabul struggling to keep her business alive under the Taliban. The 51 Percent is taking a break over the European summer and will return early September.>>
Embedded is a 13.26 min. video

The Guardian
21 July 2022
By Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul
<<Taliban presiding over extensive rights abuses in Afghanistan, says UN.
Taliban authorities have presided over widespread human rights abuses since they took control of Afghanistan last August, the UN said, including 160 killings of former government officials and members of the security forces, and dozens of cases of torture, arbitrary arrests and inhumane punishments. A UN report, released on the day an Australian journalist said she had been detained in Kabul and forced to tweet a retraction of her reporting, also detailed a broad assault on the press. In total 173 media workers were affected by abuses including detention, threats, ill-treatment and assault. <[The United Nations] has documented persistent allegations of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and detentions, and torture and ill-treatment carried out by the de facto authorities,> the report, titled Human Rights in Afghanistan, found.
<De facto authorities> refers to the Taliban government that has not been recognised by any member of the international community nearly a year after taking control. The UN said it was <concerned about the impunity> with which Taliban members appear to have carried out human rights violations. A sweeping crackdown on critics, targeting media, protesters and civil society activists has exacerbated the problem. <The human rights situation has been compounded by the measures taken by the de facto authorities to stifle debate, curb dissent and limit the fundamental rights and freedoms of Afghans,> the report said. Although civilian casualties fell sharply when the Taliban took control of Afghanistan and fighting has stopped in most of the country, the new government was not able to guarantee security for its citizens, particularly religious and ethnic minorities.>>
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The Guardian
18 July 2022
Supported by
By Zuhal Ahab
<<Send us a man to do your job so we can sack you, Taliban tell female officials
As economy collapses, women from Afghanistan's finance ministry say they have been asked to suggest male relatives to replace them. The Taliban have asked women working at Afghanistan's finance ministry to send a male relative to do their job a year after female public-sector workers were barred from government work and told to stay at home.
Women who worked in government positions were sent home from their jobs shortly after the Taliban took power in August 2021, and have been paid heavily reduced salaries to do nothing. But several women told the Guardian they had received similar calls from Taliban officials requesting they recommend male relatives in their place, because the <workload in the office has increased and they need to hire a man instead of us>, according to one woman who did not wish her identity to be revealed. Sima Bahous, executive director of UN Women, said in May: <Current restrictions on women's employment have been estimated to result in an immediate economic loss of up to $1bn – or up to 5% of Afghanistan’s GDP. <There is almost universal poverty in the country,> she added. <An entire generation is threatened by food insecurity and malnutrition.> Maryam*, 37, received a call from the HR department of the Afghan ministry of finance, where she had worked for more than 15 years. She said: <I was asked to introduce a male family member to replace me at the ministry, so I could be dismissed from the job.> Her voice quivering with frustration, Maryam, who holds a master's degree in business management, said she had worked her way up over 15 years within the ministry to head of the department. <How can I easily introduce someone else to replace me?> she asked. <Would he be able to work as efficiently as I have for so many years. This is a difficult and technical position I was trained for and have years of experience in. And even if he could do the same work eventually, what would happen to me? Since they came [to power], the Taliban have demoted me, and reduced my salary from 60,000 Afghanis [£575] to AFN12,000. I cannot even afford my son’s school fees. When I questioned this, an official rudely told me to get out of his office and said that my demotion was not negotiable.> Several attempts by the Guardian to seek a response and clarification from Taliban officials at the ministry went unanswered. It is not clear if women from other state departments have also been asked to send male relatives to do their job. However, Maryam said she was aware of at least 60 female colleagues from the finance department who had received similar calls.
<The Taliban have a history of eliminating women, so hearing this is not surprising or new,> said Sahar Fetrat, assistant researcher with the women's rights division at Human Rights Watch (HRW), which has documented extensively the Taliban’s atrocities against women since they took over Afghanistan.>>
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Al Jazeera
6 July 2022
From The Stream
<<How are women faring as Afghanistan’s problems deepen?
The future for women and girls in Afghanistan remains uncertain after a Taliban-convened grand assembly of religious elders ended without any changes to a ban on girls attending high school.
More than 3,500 clerics and scholars joined the <Loya Jirga> that began on June 30 and concluded with an endorsement of the Taliban government. But women were not allowed to join the three-day meeting as representatives, despite activists' appeals to allow women to speak frankly about challenges facing women and girls.
Afghan women in recent months have urged the Taliban to reverse successive restrictions on their movements, dress, and employment. An internationally-condemned ban on girls attending high school remains in place, more than three months after the Taliban administration abruptly ordered female students home as they prepared to return to class. Human rights advocates are now concerned that Taliban-imposed rules on women's access to healthcare could affect women and girls in urgent need of care in the wake of a deadly earthquake in eastern Afghanistan on June 22.
As women across Afghanistan endure the Taliban-imposed constraints and minority communities also fear for their future, families across the country are shouldering the impact of an ever-worsening economic emergency. The vast majority of international funding was quickly shut off in the wake of the Taliban's rise to power and the rapid exit of US and coalition forces in August 2021, pushing millions of Afghan families into debt and leaving them on the brink of hunger.>>
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The Guardian
3 July 2022
By Emma Graham-Harrison
<<Meeting of Afghan clerics ends with silence on education for girls.
A gathering of thousands of Afghan clerics and elders has ended with a call for international recognition, but silence on the country's ban on secondary education for girls. Nearly a year since their surprise military triumph across Afghanistan, not a single country has officially recognised the Taliban as the legitimate government.
Diplomats say the ban on girls' education is one of the main reasons the Taliban are still international outcasts. It is resented by many in the movement's ranks, who want their own daughters to be educated. Classes were set to restart in March, until a last-minute reversal, apparently on the orders of hardliners close to the supreme leader of the movement, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. The all-male group of religious and community leaders spent three days discussing the future of the country, largely united under Taliban rule after decades of civil war. There had been hope they might offer political incentives or cover for the Taliban leadership to reverse course on the ban. But only two out of more than 4,500 participants called for the reopening of secondary schools for girls, Afghanistan's Tolo television channel reported. And in their final communique, the clerics made only passing reference to the need for <religious and modern education> and to respect <the rights of women>. It did not clarify if those rights include schooling. <It’s hard to get too excited about vague references to education and women's rights at the end of the Taliban’s big meeting when the Taliban previously made a very clear promise to reopen all schools only to break that promise,> said Heather Barr, associate women’s rights director at Human Rights Watch. <Donors, diplomats and the UN need to act as though this ban is likely permanent … It's far past time for the international community to respond to their gender apartheid in ways more tangible than statements of deep concern.> >>
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Al Jazeera
29 June 2022
By Ruchi Kumar
<<Afghan officials fled to luxury homes leaving millions to suffer.
In the past few weeks multiple reports have emerged of Afghan elites and several former officials from the West-backed Kabul government escaping to luxury condos in Dubai and beachside villas in California during the Taliban takeover of the country last August.
But tens of thousands of Afghans, who also left the country, still languish in cramped refugee camps across the world, while back home, millions of others face hunger. Last week, more than 1,000 people were killed and 10,000 homes were destroyed after a powerful earthquake struck southeastern Afghanistan. Former Afghan officials, including aides of former President Ashraf Ghani, spent millions to buy properties in Dubai and the US during the last years of the West-backed government, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal. A US watchdog said earlier this month that millions of dollars disappeared from the presidential palace and the National Directorate of Security during the Taliban takeover last August. The money remains unaccounted for, though Ghani unlikely fled with millions of cash, according to the watchdog. The former president moved to the world-renowned five-star St Regis hotel in Abu Dhabi after leaving Afghanistan. He now lives in the UAE.
Tens of thousands of Afghans, who worked for the US and NATO forces, were airlifted as the US forces were withdrawing from the country after 20 years of war, but many of them are stuck in refugee processing centres across the world with an uncertain future.

Corruption and misappropriation of funds

The reports of corruption within the Afghan government and misappropriation of funds in the largely aid-dependent country put the spotlight on how Afghans – both refugees as well as those in the country – have been failed by their leadership. <I gave the best years of my life to rebuilding this country, to educating the next generation of thinkers. And now here I am, vulnerable and unable to even support my own family, while those who did nothing for the country live comfortable lives,> said Mina, a university professor who wished to be identified by one name. Her work has been severely affected owing to growing Taliban restrictions on women. Many of her classes have been cancelled, she has not been paid in months, and she often faces harassment from Taliban guards for going out without a mahram (male escort). Afghan girls still are barred from attending high schools and women are increasingly being excluded from public life, bringing back the memory of the last Taliban regime of the 1990s. The Taliban has struggled to revive the war-battered economy after the West slapped sanctions, with the US freezing the Afghan central bank funds worth nearly $10bn following the withdrawal of US-led forces. The financial crisis in the country has trickled into her household, and as her family's sole breadwinner, Mina has been struggling to make ends meet on a significantly reduced and intermittent salary, with rising prices. In the last 10 months, she was only paid twice and it was less than half of what she was owed. <A year ago, cooking oil was 50 Afs [$.56] per kilo, and today it is over 150 Afs [$1.69]. A bag of flour was 1600 Afs [$18], but now it is over 4000 Afs [$45]. I haven’t been paid in months and have been borrowing money to feed my family (her parents and her younger sister). But even people won’t lend me any more,> she said, adding that on most days, they divide any meals they can acquire into two or more parts so that they have something to eat later. <We are starving and I feel extremely hopeless, especially when I see that those who left us in this situation are living comfortable lives,> Mina, who is based in Afghanistan, told Al Jazeera.

Struggling to survive

Meanwhile, Afghans forced in exile and struggling to survive watch painfully as corrupt former officials escape accountability.>>
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