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Afghan women and girls can be penalised for running away from home. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
22 Sep 16
Forced marriage and domestic violence are fuelling the phenomenon.
9 Sep 16
Police urged to investigate rumours that vulnerable minors are at risk.
8 Sep 16
Officials say this reflects wider issues of gender inequality.
A school for female students in Kandahar. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
31 Aug 16
Relentless daily harassment means many are forced to leave education early.
Capital of Ghor - one of Afghanistan’s most underdeveloped provinces. (Photo: Hassan Hakimi)
20 Aug 16
The case was so extreme that it led to a public outcry.
Afghan National Police cadet during target practice at the shooting range of the Kabul Police Academy. (Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
19 Aug 16
Numbers of female officers have grown, despite social prejudice.
Women’s photojournalism course in Farah City, Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by HMC Josh Ives/Flickr)
16 Aug 16
Women are being prevented from pursuing careers in journalism.
A mother carries her sick son for a treatment at a clinic in Farza, Afghanistan. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
16 Aug 16
Corrupt staff reported to exhort money and beat up vulnerable patients.
Afghan farmer prepares poppy bulbs for harvest in a field near the city of Kandahar. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images)
15 Aug 16
Officials report that large numbers of women are choosing to end their marriages.
Afghan girls practice martial arts at a gym for women in Kabul. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
31 Jul 16
Prejudice and scarce resources mean that few have the opportunity to play, let alone compete.