September 14, 2022
Empowering Afghan Women and Their Civil Resistance
By Mojib Rahman Atal
It is not surprising why many Afghan women see their life under the Taliban as “death in slow motion.”
July 21, 2022
Understanding the Taliban’s War on Women
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The Taliban’s regressive ideology lies at the heart of its political program. It was naive to believe the group would ever give it up.
May 12, 2022
Speak Up on Behalf of Afghan Women
By Heather Barr
What is happening right now in Afghanistan is the most serious women’s rights crisis in the world today.
May 09, 2022
Taliban Divisions Deepen as Afghan Women Defy Veil Edict
By Kathy Gannon
Akhundzada’s hardline orders to impose the full burqa on women and keep them out of schools does not have the support of more pragmatic Taliban leaders.
November 08, 2021
A Tale of 2 Afghan Women
By Samya Kullab
One is a rebel and the other a bureaucrat. Both are serving the Afghan people but in different ways.
November 02, 2021
Women and State-building in Afghanistan
By Shibani Mehta and Shivangi Seth
While the world helps Afghanistan battle hunger and the collapse of its healthcare system, women’s rights are at risk of being politically orphaned.
October 12, 2021
The Taliban’s Forced Marriages
By Philip Smucker
Afghan women are already paying a horrible price for the Taliban takeover.
September 15, 2021
Afghan Women Footballers Flee to Pakistan
By Niha Dagia
The Afghan National Girls Youth Football team, its coaches, and their families were facing threats from the Taliban.
September 03, 2021
With Taliban Government Announcement Looming, Afghanistan’s Women Worry and Protest
By Catherine Putz
The Taliban have said that women will be allowed to work, but “within the framework of Shariah.” If history is any guide, the Taliban's interpretation will be strict.
August 24, 2021
Afghan Lives Matter: What Price Would Afghans Have to Pay for Peace?
By Ritu Mahendru
“They have handed our country the way you hand over a book or a bottle of water... We were happy for the war to end, but we didn’t expect the end to be like this.”
May 25, 2021
The Implications of the US Troop Withdrawal for Afghan Women
By Saman Rizwan
If guarantees of preserving progress in women’s rights are not included in any potential political settlement, they remain prone to reverses.
April 09, 2021
‘My Good Fight’: Being a Woman in Afghanistan’s Politics
By Bansari Kamdar
Hosna Jalil on fighting harassment, discrimination, and death threats as one of Afghanistan’s highest-ranking female officials.