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.
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.
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.
December 16, 2019
An Afghan Woman Takes on Society’s Taboos, One Tattoo at a Time
By Associated Press
“Being a woman in Afghanistan requires guts,” Suraya Shaheedi, a female tattoo artist, says.
November 21, 2019
Afghan Woman Ambassador Forms Group to Help Afghan Women
By Associated Press
Concern over the inclusion of women’s rights in a political solution with the Taliban prompted the move.