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Young Afghan Women, Grown Up Without Taliban, Dread Their Return
April 30, 2021

Young Afghan Women, Grown Up Without Taliban, Dread Their Return

By Kathy Gannon
“With the return of the Taliban, society will be transformed and ruined… Women will be sent into hiding.”

Memo Banning Afghan Girls Singing Prompts #IAmMySong Protest
March 13, 2021

Memo Banning Afghan Girls Singing Prompts #IAmMySong Protest

By Associated Press
The memo from Afghanistan’s education ministry banning girls from singing at school functions was rescinded, but not before sparking a backlash.
As US Mulls Afghan Exit, Activist Sees Long Fight for Women
March 09, 2021

As US Mulls Afghan Exit, Activist Sees Long Fight for Women

By Associated Press
The road to justice and equality remains long.

What Has the US Learned About Supporting Afghanistan’s Women?
February 23, 2021

What Has the US Learned About Supporting Afghanistan’s Women?

By Catherine Putz
Firstly, the country's cultural context cannot be ignored.

Afghanistan’s Women Are the Key to a Lasting Peace
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.

Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
April 18, 2019

Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Kandahar has come a long way since Taliban rule. What do its residents think about the peace talks?

Afghanistan’s Most Vulnerable Women
April 09, 2019

Afghanistan’s Most Vulnerable Women

By Ritu Mahendru
In the hidden world of Kuchi nomads, women are denied education, raped, and exchanged for water.
What Did the Latest US-Taliban Talks Accomplish?
March 13, 2019

What Did the Latest US-Taliban Talks Accomplish?

By Kathy Gannon
After marathon talks, many questions about Afghanistan’s future remain unanswered.

‘Roya’: An Afghan Dream Come True
March 08, 2019

‘Roya’: An Afghan Dream Come True

By Mursal Abasi
How I came to be acting out my life story for an Afghan television show.

The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
February 27, 2019

The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media

By Michelle Tolson
The grassroots peace process is working – it just needs time, say civil society activists

Peace, Blood, and Hope: Women in Afghanistan’s Election
October 19, 2018

Peace, Blood, and Hope: Women in Afghanistan’s Election

By Michelle Tolson
Amid a deady campaign season, women candidates are fighting for political participation.
Ghani’s Revealing Slip of The Tongue
December 12, 2017

Ghani’s Revealing Slip of The Tongue

By Metra Mehran
The Afghan president accidentally makes a sexist comment, revealing the depths of gender inequality in Afghanistan.

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