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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.
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 Storm Kabul Apartment, Arrest Activist and Her Sisters
By Kathy Gannon
The activist, Tamana Zaryabi Paryani, was among about 25 women who took part in an anti-Taliban protest on Sunday against the compulsory Islamic headscarf, or hijab, for women.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The US-Taliban Deal Ignores Human Rights and Women
By Farahnaz Ispahani
The Trump administration's deal with the Taliban ignores human rights concerns.