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Afghanistan human rights

Afghan Hopes Are Riding on the Doha Conference

Afghan Hopes Are Riding on the Doha Conference

By Freshta Jalalzai
With the Taliban finally joining the U.N.-hosted meeting, Afghans are hoping for a much-needed breakthrough.

The Silent Erosion of Afghanistan’s Urban Middle Class: A Neglected Crisis

The Silent Erosion of Afghanistan’s Urban Middle Class: A Neglected Crisis

By Lutfi Rahimi
While the focus on Afghanistan tends to revolve around geopolitical tensions and security concerns, the slow erosion of the urban middle class is sending the country decades backward.
Centering Human Rights at the Heart of Diplomatic Efforts for Intra-Afghan Dialogue 

Centering Human Rights at the Heart of Diplomatic Efforts for Intra-Afghan Dialogue 

By Nazifa Haqpal
Afghanistan has became “ground-zero for human rights and a graveyard of international norms.” 

In Afghanistan, the Situation for Children is Grim – and Getting Grimmer

In Afghanistan, the Situation for Children is Grim – and Getting Grimmer

By Ahmad
Two years after the Taliban’s reconquest, rates of poverty and malnutrition have skyrocketed among the country’s young.

Interview: Life Under Taliban Rule for Afghan Women

Interview: Life Under Taliban Rule for Afghan Women

By Shannon Tiezzi
A woman’s right advocate based in Afghanistan voices an urgent plea: “Be our voice to recognize the gender apartheid in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime.”

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

A Beacon of Education Has Vanished in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

A Beacon of Education Has Vanished in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

By Freshta Jalalzai
The arbitrary arrest of Matiullah Wesa is a severe blow to the already dire situation for education in the country.

Under the Taliban, None of Afghanistan’s Children Can Really Learn

Under the Taliban, None of Afghanistan’s Children Can Really Learn

By Palwasha Amarkhill
Girls are desperately waiting for the day they can return to school. But even if that happens, Afghanistan’s education system has been poisoned beyond recognition. 
An Afghan Woman’s Drowning Symbolizes the Betrayal of a Nation

An Afghan Woman’s Drowning Symbolizes the Betrayal of a Nation

By Philip Smucker
Journalist Torpekai Amarkhel was among dozens of asylum seekers who died when their boat capsized near Italy. Her story encapsulates how the world has failed the Afghan people.

On International Women’s Day, Don’t Forget Afghanistan’s Women and Girls

On International Women’s Day, Don’t Forget Afghanistan’s Women and Girls

By Maryam
Afghan women and girls remain locked out of education, threatening to create a lost generation. They need help – and you can take action.

Why Am I Worried About the Taliban’s Return? 

Why Am I Worried About the Taliban’s Return? 

By Ali Reza Sarwar
One Afghan explains why he’s concerned about the return of the Taliban to the official political arena in Afghanistan.

How Free Press Has Strengthened Democracy in Afghanistan

How Free Press Has Strengthened Democracy in Afghanistan

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Afghanistan's free press is providing a critical service for the country's young democracy.
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