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How the World Failed Afghan Women
November 18, 2021

How the World Failed Afghan Women

By Philip Smucker
Why millions of dollars in international aid – much of it from the U.S. – failed to achieve lasting change for Afghanistan’s women.

The Taliban’s Forced Marriages
October 12, 2021

The Taliban’s Forced Marriages

By Philip Smucker
Afghan women are already paying a horrible price for the Taliban takeover.
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The memo from Afghanistan’s education ministry banning girls from singing at school functions was rescinded, but not before sparking a backlash.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

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