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Ventilator From Old Car Parts? Afghan Girls Pursue Prototype
April 20, 2020

Ventilator From Old Car Parts? Afghan Girls Pursue Prototype

By Associated Press
Afghanistan only has 400 ventilators for a population of more than 36.6 million. A cheap way to add to that stock will save lives.

The Taliban Doesn’t Care About Women’s Rights and Neither Does the Afghan Government
March 23, 2020

The Taliban Doesn’t Care About Women’s Rights and Neither Does the Afghan Government

By Sabera Azizi
The Afghan government must take a greater stake in the future of the country’s women.
Afghan and Burmese Women: Sisters in the Universal Struggle for Human Rights
March 07, 2020

Afghan and Burmese Women: Sisters in the Universal Struggle for Human Rights

By Kamal Ahmad and Farhat Popal
It is essential that the international community continue to invest in women and girls around the world.

Afghan Woman Ambassador Forms Group to Help Afghan Women
November 21, 2019

Afghan Woman Ambassador Forms Group to Help Afghan Women

By Associated Press
Concern over the inclusion of women’s rights in a political solution with the Taliban prompted the move.

Afghanistan’s Road to Peace Still Needs US Leadership
September 20, 2019

Afghanistan’s Road to Peace Still Needs US Leadership

By Farhat Popal and Chris Walsh
At this crucial time in Afghanistan’s nascent journey toward freedom, U.S. support is still necessary.

Young Afghan Women Barely Remember Taliban But Fear a Return
August 29, 2019

Young Afghan Women Barely Remember Taliban But Fear a Return

By Cara Anna
Worried about losing what they’ve gained, Afghanistan’s young women demand a voice in the country’s future.

Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan
August 02, 2019

Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan

By Ian J. Lynch
Women are critical to the everyday peacebuilding activities necessary to put any peace agreement into effective practice.
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.

A Battle of Several Fronts: Afghan Women in the Security Forces
April 30, 2018

A Battle of Several Fronts: Afghan Women in the Security Forces

By Jawad Zawulistani
Afghanistan can do more to bring women into the security forces, and the country will benefit greatly from doing so.

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.
In Afghanistan, a Struggle to Leave No Woman or Child Behind
December 04, 2017

In Afghanistan, a Struggle to Leave No Woman or Child Behind

By Tadamichi Yamamoto
Gender-based violence is pervasive in Afghanistan, but activists see a change in the wind.

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