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Is This Taliban Deja Vu?
October 05, 2021

Is This Taliban Deja Vu?

By Catherine Putz
Expecting moderation from the Taliban and jumping on any signs of change: We’ve been here before.

Taliban Name Deputy Ministers, Double Down on All-Male Team
September 21, 2021

Taliban Name Deputy Ministers, Double Down on All-Male Team

By Kathy Gannon
The Taliban seek international support as they grapple with the daunting challenges of governing a nation shredded by four decades of conflict. But they aren’t in a rush to give women power.
Women’s Education: Afghanistan’s Biggest Success Story Now at Risk
September 01, 2021

Women’s Education: Afghanistan’s Biggest Success Story Now at Risk

By Laiq Zirack
With the withdrawal of the International community and U.S troops, serious setbacks are on the horizon for the education of girls in Afghanistan.

Evacuated Afghan Activist Dreams of Going Back Home One Day
August 31, 2021

Evacuated Afghan Activist Dreams of Going Back Home One Day

By Llazar Semini
"I told him that you will make a promise to me: to study, be someone and come back," Ghazaal Habibyar said to her 6-year-old son as they left Kabul.

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.”

‘My Good Fight’: Being a Woman in Afghanistan’s Politics
April 09, 2021

‘My Good Fight’: Being a Woman in Afghanistan’s Politics

By Bansari Kamdar
Hosna Jalil on fighting harassment, discrimination, and death threats as one of Afghanistan’s highest-ranking female officials.

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.
Islamic State Claims Killing of 3 Female Media Workers in Afghanistan
March 04, 2021

Islamic State Claims Killing of 3 Female Media Workers in Afghanistan

By Associated Press
The slayings of the women are part of a larger spike in targeted killings in Afghanistan in the past year.

As Intra-Afghan Talks Loom, Female Member of Kabul Negotiating Team Attacked
August 17, 2020

As Intra-Afghan Talks Loom, Female Member of Kabul Negotiating Team Attacked

By Catherine Putz
Fawzia Koofi is one of just five women on the Afghan government's negotiating team.

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.

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