formerly known as
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

Part 6 December 2021 and some time back.
This part: <The Taliban must allow women to go to work. They must provide jobs for them, there is no employment right now.>

Part 5 November 2021 and some time back.
This part: <Eliminating women means eliminating human beings!> One slogan of Afghanistans Resistence Women's Slogans.

Part 4 October 2021 and some time back
This part: Girls and women keep fighting for education!

Part 3 Sept 30 untill Back to August 5 2021

Part 2 August 27 untill Sept 15 2021: the resistence is becoming bigger and spreading more in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan's Women Resistence Part 1
July 7 untill August 18 2021




Part 10
Dec 2021 and some time back

Part 9
Nov 2021 and some time back

Part 8
October 2021 and some time back.

Part 1 to 7









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

30-21 Dec 2021
21-13 Dec 2021 = below
19-13 Dec 2021
11-3 Dec 2021

Dec 21 2021

<<‘Eradication of poverty can lead to durable peace’.

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A woman, who started a small business after the fall of the former government in western Farah province, says she no longer fears the risks of conflicts after peace is ensured in the country and she hopes for a bright future of her children.

More than four decades of war and insecurity in Afghanistan forced millions of Afghans to flee their country and hundreds of thousands have been displaced within the country. Some sources put the casualty toll at more than a million, while others put it at two million. As a result of war in Afghanistan, about 4.4 million people (13.9% of the total population) are disabled and now, more than half of the country’s population lives below the poverty line.
Rizagul, a resident of Sayedabad village of Farah city, the provincial capital, said that her husband had joined the army of former government due to their economic problems. <My husband was a policeman, it was Ashraf Ghani’s era, his salary was enough to meet our needs and we did not need the help of others.>

<When my husband was serving in police, we were always in fear about his death because of war,> she added, saying that her husband lost his job after the fall of the former government and they had no money to even buy food.
Rizagul says in the last four months, they crossed the Iranian border twice but were deported both times. She said her husband was even forced to commit suicide due to their bad economic situation.
Rizagul burst into tears, saying, <Every morning my husband would go to town for work, and all the children hoped that my father would return home with some money, but my husband would return with a confused and embarrassed face until I myself started working and launched a good business with little money.>

<I went to our neighbor’s house and borrowed 500 afghanis and told my son to buy me 250 afghanisof potatoes …. He boiled all the potatoes that night and until 5am in the morning that, I prepared a lot of samosas from the cooked potato and told my husband and 12 years old son to sell them in the city, that was the time when my husband returned with smiling face,> she said.
She says that now, in addition to selling samosas,she also prepares and sells vinegar and pickles.
Referring to her little children, Rizagulsaid: <I want our business to grow, to have a good life so that we can let our children get education and have a good future, who would be able to work for themselves and our country.> She said that the government was responsible for improving the livelihood of people and their economic situation as well as provide them with educational programs, particularly for those who are uneducated.>>
Read more here:

Al Jazeera
22 Dec 2021

<<UNSC adopts resolution to provide aid to Afghanistan
The resolution says aid will support ‘basic human needs’ and will not violate sanctions imposed on Taliban-linked entities.

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution proposed by the United States that facilitates humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, which is on the verge of economic collapse, while keeping funds out of the Taliban hands.
The resolution passed on Wednesday states that <payment of funds, other financial assets or economic resources, and the provision of goods and services necessary to ensure the timely delivery of such assistance or to support such activities are permitted>.
Such assistance supports <basic human needs in Afghanistan> and is <not a violation> of sanctions imposed on entities linked to the Taliban, it adds. The international community has struggled over how to avert a humanitarian catastrophe amid an economic meltdown in Afghanistan since the Taliban swept back to power in mid-August, prompting the US to freeze $9.5bn in assets belonging to the Afghan central bank. An earlier US resolution had sought to authorise case-by-case exemptions to sanctions, but that was blocked by veto-wielding permanent Security Council members China and Russia.
<Humanitarian aid and life-saving assistance must be able to reach the Afghan people without any hindrance,> China’s UN ambassador, Zhang Jun, said in a tweet on Monday.

The decision to limit the scope of the resolution to one year, which was not part of the first draft, aims to satisfy Washington’s European allies, who, like India, had criticised the absence of any deadline and called for strict control over the destination of aid.
In Afghanistan, aid workers may be involved in financial transactions with ministries headed by sanctioned individuals. The resolution ensures that the aid workers are not violating sanctions.>>
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Dec 21 2021

<<Poet calls on people to join hands for eliminating violence.

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A poet, who reflects the pain of his countrymen in poetry, urges people, particularly writers and poets, to work jointly for peace and elimination of violence in the society.
Afghanistan is a country that had been in war for the last four decades that claimed the lives of large number of Afghans.
Some reports indicate that about a million people have lost their lives in conflicts, while large number others have been disabled and millions have been forced to migrate to other countries.
Despite efforts for bringing peace to the country, wars continued for four decades under different excuses until four months ago when the Ashraf Ghani administration collapsed and foreign forces withdrew from Afghanistan. However, explosions and target attacks which happen sometimes still take the lives of some people.
People of different communities have repeatedly raised their voice for peace in their country.

MaiwandZamani is a nineteen-year-old poet from Herat who, for many years, in addition to his social activities, has always tried to raise his voice for peace in the country through his poetry.
In an interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, he said, <I cannot bear the suffering of the people and I consider poetry to be the only solution to express their suffering.>
According to reports, 19 people were killed and 22 others were wounded, all of them students and civil servants of the university, in an armed attack in Herat city on November 3.
Zamani reminds the attack in which a father lost a son who did not respond to his father’s141 missed calls. “O your father’s beloved, where are you?” was a message attributed to the father that went viral on social media.
Zamani says, <When I heard about this incident, I shouted, (O your father’s beloved, where are you), and a few lines of poems were what I could write about this incident.> >>
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Note from Gino d'Artali: I am a poet myself (and visual artist) and with investigating the atrocities against women worldwide I most likely will write a new poem about it so there's more to come.

Al Jazeera
21 Dec 2021

<<From: The Stream
Why 2021 was defined by resilient women.

At the Stream, we work hard every year to ensure their achievements are highlighted. Last year, we renewed our pledge to never again complete a calendar year without at least 50 percent of our guests being women. We’re proud to report that 2021 is the fourth year in a row we have achieved that goal, with women making up 55.17 percent and men 44.8 percent of our more than 500 panelists.

But, when we look around the media industry, it is clear that too little is changing, too slowly. Men still dominate television news shows, all-male panels haven’t gone away, and too many in journalism think a token woman guest is enough. It’s not.
The reason we’re doing this, the reason we do this every year, is because we believe that journalism can only be truly effective when it is representative and reflects the societies it covers.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres this year said: “COVID-19 is a crisis with a woman’s face.” And, indeed, there are few global crises of the sort we habitually cover at Al Jazeera that don’t disproportionately impact women.

Globally, the loss of jobs due to Covid-19 cost women at least $800 billion in earnings, a figure larger than the combined GDP of 98 countries, according to Oxfam International. In the United States and elsewhere, this has taken an especially heavy toll on women of colour. As we move into the third year of the pandemic, how can economies recover from the loss of female workers? How can women recover from the loss of income? We’ll ask these questions in this episode.

Another major story of 2021 in which women were front and centre: Afghanistan. The Taliban has been under pressure to uphold women’s rights since they took power in August. Early this month, its leaders issued a “special decree” outlining women’s rights.
It outlawed child marriage, but did not mention access to jobs or education. In this show, we’ll look at why some women’s rights leaders have stayed in Afghanistan to fight for their rights, and talk about why giving them a seat at the negotiating table is more important than ever. The biggest story of our time? Climate change. And that is another crisis with a woman’s face. Women and girls around the world suffer disproportionately from the impacts of the climate disaster because they are on average poorer, less educated and more dependent on subsistence farming.
A UN report in 2017 found that 80 percent of those displaced by the climate emergency are women. At the Cop26 Climate Conference earlier this year climate tsar Alok Sharma said: <We know from our efforts to tackle climate change that it is more effective when we put women and girls at the heart of those efforts.>

In this episode, we’ll talk about why women are vital to saving the planet. Join us for this special edition of The Stream.
In this episode of The Stream, we are joined by:
Pashtana Durrani, Director, LEARN Afghanistan
Nisreen Elsaim,
Chair of UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
Martha Ross,
Senior Fellow, Brookings Metro
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Al Jazeera
21 Dec 2021
By Amanda Coakley

The Albanian tourist town that welcomed Afghan refugees
Amid the kitsch hotels and eerie off-season silence, a new community is adjusting to life outside their homeland.

Shengjin, Albania – It was a typical August morning in the popular Albanian tourist town of Shengjin. Nestled in the country’s north close to the border with Montenegro, the town’s bland-looking apartment blocks and kitsch hotels were heaving with families scrambling to make their way to the 6km (4 miles) golden beach perched on their doorstep. The flurry of activity – parents in bathing suits stuffing towels into beach bags, children holding decorative inflatable toys screaming for attention – caught Ziagul Hzimi by surprise. The 27-year-old had just stepped off a plane from Afghanistan, the land of her birth, after the Taliban entered the capital Kabul and took control of the country and its 40 million inhabitants.
There she was, still in shock after fleeing her homeland, standing in the middle of crowds of people whose main concern was securing the best sun lounger. <Seeing all these Albanians picking up their belongings and rushing to the beach reminded me of the Kabul evacuation,> she recalled with a nervous laugh. <I’d never heard of Albania before I got here in August so it was all a bit of a shock.>
A petite woman with striking features, Ziagul is a journalist who worked for years in the western Afghan city of Herat. Although she received no direct threat from the Taliban, she believed there was no way her safety could be ensured once they were in control of the country. So, with the help of an American NGO that supported her work, she boarded an early evacuation flight from Kabul and ended up in Shengjin to wait for her visa to the United States.

She is staying at the Rafaelo Resort in the centre of town with about 1,000 other Afghans who also left Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Known as 'The Rafaelo', the austere hotel is centred around three small swimming pools and an odd replica of the Statue of Liberty. It is a peculiar place with a textbook definition of <luxury>. The apartments and communal dining area are immaculate but uninspired and cold. The hedges are delicately cut but stiff. It is a world away from the warmth that pours from every Afghan home.
Normally booked by well-to-do Albanians during the summer high season and by businesspeople for conferences during the rest of the year, the hotel has been taken over by Western NGOs which needed safe shelter for their Afghan colleagues and their families.
Although the people staying in Shengjin have been referred to as “luxury refugees”, the sense of loss here is palpable. The young children scurry around but nearly all the adults look a little lost. Their bodies may be in The Rafaelo but their hearts are in Afghanistan.

When Al Jazeera visited Shengjin in early autumn, the tourists had gone and the town was eerily quiet. Most restaurants along the one main road had closed their doors until next summer. The sun loungers had been put into storage and the beach was empty.
At The Rafaelo the refugees’ days are filled with endless waiting. Waiting for news from Afghanistan. Waiting for news about the next step in their visa application process. The people in this place have gone from feeling in control of their lives to being at the mercy of others.>>
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Al Jazeera
21 Dec 2021

<<Humanitarian Crises
‘Let us eat’: Afghan protesters call for release of frozen assets
Hundreds of protesters march towards shuttered US embassy, calling for the release of Afghan assets, frozen since the Taliban took power.

Hundreds of protesters have marched through the streets of Kabul towards the shuttered United States’ embassy, urging the release of Afghanistan’s frozen assets. Holding banners reading, <Let us eat> and <Give us our frozen money>, the protesters chanted slogans and marched down a central avenue on Tuesday, with the ruling Taliban providing security.
International funding to Afghanistan has been suspended and billions of dollars of the country’s assets abroad, mostly in the US, were frozen after the Taliban took control of the country in August.

The lack of funding has battered Afghanistan’s already troubled economy, leading to increasing poverty while aid groups warn of a looming humanitarian catastrophe.
State employees, from doctors to teachers and administrative civil servants, have not been paid in months. Banks, meanwhile, have restricted how much money account holders can withdraw.>>
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The Guardian
13 Dec 2021
Global development is supported by
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
By Peter Beaumont

<<Global development
Afghan health system ‘close to collapse due to sanctions on Taliban’
Health experts issue dire warning as staff go unpaid and medical facilities lack basic items to treat patients.

Large parts of Afghanistan’s health system are on the brink of collapse because of western sanctions against the Taliban, international experts have warned, as the country faces outbreaks of disease and an escalating malnutrition crisis. With the country experiencing a deepening humanitarian crisis since the Taliban’s seizure of power in August amid mounting levels of famine and economic collapse, many medical staff have not been paid for months and health facilities lack even the most basic items to treat patients.

Dr Paul Spiegel, director of the Center for Humanitarian health at Johns Hopkins University, said that on a recent five-week trip to the country he had seen public hospitals – which cater for the most vulnerable – lacking fuel, drugs, hygiene products and even basic items such as colostomy bags. He said the Covid-19 responsehad almost ground to a halt and called for a more nuanced response to western sanctions in order to avert a deeper public health disaster.
<It’s really bad and it is going to get a lot worse,> Spiegel, a former chief of public health at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees among other high-profile humanitarian assignments, told the Guardian.
<There are six simultaneous disease outbreaks: cholera, a massive measles outbreak, polio, malaria and dengue fever, and that is in addition to the coronavirus pandemic.>

Some parts of the primary healthcare system were being funded through a two-decades-old scheme, Spiegel said, but large parts remained largely unsupported, even as health officials, international organisations and NGOs have been required to restart programmes on hold after the Taliban regained control of the country in August.
<I’ve been everywhere during my career. What is shocking is that you don’t normally have an abrupt halt to everything. The UN organisations and NGOs supporting healthcare in Afghanistan are not just dealing with acute emergencies, they’re having to respond to getting the basics running.> >>
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