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Speak Up on Behalf of Afghan Women
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.

Taliban Divisions Deepen as Afghan Women Defy Veil Edict
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.
A Tale of 2 Afghan Women
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.

Women and State-building in Afghanistan
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.

The Taliban’s Forced Marriages
October 12, 2021

The Taliban’s Forced Marriages

By Philip Smucker
Afghan women are already paying a horrible price for the Taliban takeover.

Afghan Women Footballers Flee to Pakistan
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.

With Taliban Government Announcement Looming, Afghanistan’s Women Worry and Protest
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.
Afghan Lives Matter: What Price Would Afghans Have to Pay for Peace?
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.”

The Implications of the US Troop Withdrawal for Afghan Women  
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. 

‘My Good Fight’: Being a Woman in Afghanistan’s Politics
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.

Afghanistan: A Test for the Global Commitment to Women, Peace, and Security
November 25, 2020

Afghanistan: A Test for the Global Commitment to Women, Peace, and Security

By Natalie Gonnella-Platts and Farhat Popal 
Any political settlement that doesn’t guarantee women’s rights and opportunities has failed before it has begun.
Afghanistan’s Women Are the Key to a Lasting Peace
April 07, 2020

Afghanistan’s Women Are the Key to a Lasting Peace

By Sohrab Azad
To guarantee a peace process that will materialize and come to fruition, women need to be substantively involved at every level, from pre-negotiation to talks.

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