Afghanistan human rights
April 15, 2023
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.
April 13, 2023
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.
March 10, 2023
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.
March 08, 2023
On International Women’s Day, Don’t Forget Afghanistan’s Women and Girls
Afghan women and girls remain locked out of education, threatening to create a lost generation. They need help – and you can take action.
September 15, 2020
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.
June 12, 2019
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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