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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.

The Women in Afghanistan’s Moral Prisons
March 08, 2017

The Women in Afghanistan’s Moral Prisons

By Ritu Mahendru
Sex before marriage, fleeing abuse, even being raped could land a woman in one of Afghanistan's moral prisons.

Honor Killings in Afghanistan and Pakistan
December 30, 2016

Honor Killings in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Meha Pumbay
What the two neighbors can learn from each other's efforts to protect women.

Since 9/11, Afghanistan Makes Progress Amid Violence
September 12, 2016

Since 9/11, Afghanistan Makes Progress Amid Violence

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Afghanistan has made substantial progress in the past 15 years, but still needs the world's support.
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