Women's Rights in Afghanistan
March 10, 2023
An Afghan Woman’s Drowning Symbolizes the Betrayal of a Nation
By Philip Smucker
Journalist Torpekai Amarkhel was among dozens of asylum seekers who died when their boat capsized near Italy. Her story encapsulates how the world has failed the Afghan people.
August 24, 2021
Afghan Lives Matter: What Price Would Afghans Have to Pay for Peace?
By Ritu Mahendru
“They have handed our country the way you hand over a book or a bottle of water... We were happy for the war to end, but we didn’t expect the end to be like this.”
April 04, 2018
In Afghanistan, Peace Must Come Without Compromising Hard-Earned Gains
By Said Sabir Ibrahimi
Progress on freedom of speech, political participation, and women’s rights in Afghanistan cannot be compromised.
June 13, 2016
How Will Kabul Welcome Gulbuddin Hekmatyar?
By Ali Reza Sarwar
After a peace deal, can Afghanistan's capital truly accept the brutal leader of Hezb-e-Islami?
March 23, 2016
Institutionalizing Women’s Rights for Afghanistan’s Future
By M. Ashraf Haidari
The country still has much to do – but real progress is being made.
March 28, 2015
A Glimpse of Afghanistan's Future -- On the Ski Slopes
By Sanjay Kumar
In Afghanistan’s historic Bamiyan province, a skiing competition is showing off the country’s changing demography.
February 28, 2015
Afghanistan's Women Strive for Political Influence
By Jack Detsch
All three of President’s Ashraf Ghani’s female cabinet picks have been rejected by parliament.
November 01, 2014
Afghanistan Finally Prosecutes Rapes
By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
In recent months, Afghanistan has started enforcing laws against rape and abuse.
November 22, 2013
Afghan Women Entrepreneurs Challenge Stereotypes in India
Afghan women entrepreneurs gathered in India this week to exhibit the handicrafts for eager Indian customers.
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