Myths and Realities of ‘Gender Apartheid’ in Afghanistan Under the Taliban
By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Can U.N. efforts ever work to reverse the policies of the Taliban?
Amina Zurmati and Qudratullah Zurmati on Life for Afghanistan’s Women
By Catherine Putz
Two years into Taliban rule in Afghanistan, the country’s women are not passive victims. They have limited means, but their voices are strong.
Interview: Life Under Taliban Rule for Afghan Women
By Shannon Tiezzi
A woman’s right advocate based in Afghanistan voices an urgent plea: “Be our voice to recognize the gender apartheid in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime.”
Taliban’s Ban on Afghan Women Working in UN Pushes Them Into Further Deprivation
By Dawa Sherpa
The Taliban's ban on Afghan women working in the U.N. can be viewed as part of its broader strategic plan to reestablish gender norms and hierarchy within the country.
Reclusive Taliban Leader Releases End-of-Ramadan Message
By Associated Press
Akhundzada has played a bigger role of late in directing domestic policy, including banning girls' education and role in public life.
Don’t Normalize the Taliban’s Despotic Regime
By Annie Pforzheimer and Asila Wardak
It’s unconscionable to take the side of a brutal dictatorship.
Afghan Women and Migration in the Era of Restrictions
By Abdullah Mohammadi, Shreya Bhat, and Themba Lewis
For women, the motivation to leave Afghanistan has increased tremendously since the Taliban takeover. But the journey abroad has become more difficult and dangerous, too.
In Afghanistan, Women Give Up Freedom to Stay Alive
By Samina Ansari and Elliott Memmi
Far from seeing their rights as bargaining chips for aid, Afghan women live in a reality where the mounting restrictions also affect their ability to survive.
Aid Chief: Taliban Decrees Against Women Paralyzing NGO Work
By Riazat Butt
Women are vital for the delivery of lifesaving assistance in Afghanistan, and aid agencies are calling for a reversal of the ban on Afghan women working at NGOs.
Forget the Taliban and Help the Afghan People Instead
By Mohamed Zeeshan
The international community must prioritize evacuating and settling Afghanistan's embattled female population at the earliest possible opportunity.
Taliban Erasing Women From Society in Afghanistan
By Baktash Siawash
As Afghan women are being erased from society in Taliban-run Afghanistan, all Afghans will suffer.
Taliban to Allow High School Graduation Exams for Afghan Girls
By Rahim Faiez
Afghan girls have been banned from high school classrooms but with little advance notice will be allowed one day to take graduation exams.