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.
September 01, 2021
Women’s Education: Afghanistan’s Biggest Success Story Now at Risk
By Laiq Zirack
With the withdrawal of the International community and U.S troops, serious setbacks are on the horizon for the education of girls in Afghanistan.
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.
August 14, 2020
America and the International Community Must Stay Focused on Women’s Rights in Afghanistan
By Fatema Jafari and John A. Lechner
Afghan women have fought hard for their rights since 2001. Peace should not come at their expense.
March 23, 2020
The Taliban Doesn’t Care About Women’s Rights and Neither Does the Afghan Government
By Sabera Azizi
The Afghan government must take a greater stake in the future of the country’s women.
March 06, 2020
The US-Taliban Deal Ignores Human Rights and Women
By Farahnaz Ispahani
The Trump administration's deal with the Taliban ignores human rights concerns.