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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.

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.

Keeping the Faith: Afghan Women Need Continued International Support
October 29, 2016

Keeping the Faith: Afghan Women Need Continued International Support

By Catherine Putz
Women’s lives remain difficult in Afghanistan; security and corruption stand as major impediments to progress.

What Justice? Afghan Court Overturns Death Sentences in Farkhunda Murder
July 09, 2015

What Justice? Afghan Court Overturns Death Sentences in Farkhunda Murder

By Catherine Putz
The U.S. spent over $1 billion since 2003 on rule of law programs in Afghanistan and has little to show for it.
4 Sentenced to Death in Farkhunda Murder Trial
May 07, 2015

4 Sentenced to Death in Farkhunda Murder Trial

By Catherine Putz
The four day trial strikes some as too short, with actual justice lacking.

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