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An Iranian woman not wearing a mandatory headscarf walks past a group of young women who cover their hair in November 2023. Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Women’s activism in Iran continues, despite street protests dying down in face of state repression

Iranian women are still pressing for women’s rights and equality, just in quieter forms, including not wearing mandatory hair covers. Imprisoned activists are also leaking messages to others.
An Iranian woman protests the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after being detained by the morality police in Tehran in September 2022. This photo was taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran. (AP Photo/Middle East Images)

Iranian protesters are making demands in charters and bills of rights

Following a brutal government crackdown, Iranian protesters are organizing strikes, sit-ins, boycotts and publicizing their demands in the form of manifestos, charters and bills of rights.
The pandemic put millions of people on the edge of eviction. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

COVID-19’s housing crisis hit many Asians in the US hardest – but only after government aid began flowing

While all groups experienced increased housing vulnerability after the pandemic hit, only people of Asian descent continued to see their situations worsen in 2021 as the US spent trillions trying to soften the impact.
Une femme qui ne porte pas de hijab brandit un signe de victoire alors qu'elle se promène dans le vieux bazar de Téhéran, le 1er octobre 2022. Les manifestations des femmes viendront-elles, cette fois, à bout du régime? (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Ce n’est pas la première fois que les Iraniennes descendent dans la rue. Cette fois-ci sera-t-elle la bonne ?

On ne sait pas encore si la révolte en Iran mènera à une révolution politique. Mais une certaine révolution a déjà lieu, avec la solidarité d’une bonne partie du peuple aux revendications des femmes.
A woman who’s not wearing a hijab flashes a victory sign as she walks around in the old main bazaar of Tehran, Iran, on Oct. 1, 2022. Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets over the last two weeks to protest the death of a woman who was detained by the morality police for allegedly wearing her mandatory Islamic veil too loosely. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iranian women keep up the pressure for real change – but will broad public support continue?

To many Iranians, a revolution has happened given the public’s embrace of women and their demands amid ongoing protests. The question is whether the solidarity holds up and the regime listens.
Des femmes afghanes chantent lors d'une manifestation à Kaboul, en Afghanistan, en octobre 2021. (AP Photo/Ahmad Halabisaz)

Un an après la prise de pouvoir des talibans, les Afghanes refusent de garder le silence

Des militantes, des dirigeantes et d’anciennes politiciennes afghanes, aujourd’hui en exil, racontent la lutte pour les droits des femmes en Afghanistan et les diverses stratégies de résistance.
Des citoyens afghans lors d'un rassemblement organisé à Kaboul en mars 2021 pour soutenir les pourparlers de paix entre les talibans et le gouvernement. Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Les talibans « n’ont pas changé » d’après les femmes assujetties à leur régime extrémiste

Le retour des talibans au pouvoir en Afghanistan est terrible pour les femmes de ce pays, dont les droits avaient fait des progrès considérables ces 20 dernières années.
Un helicóptero Chinook vuela cerca de la Embajada de Estados Unidos, Kabul, Afganistán, 15 de agosto de 2021. AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

5 claves para entender el conflicto en Afganistán

Los expertos de Afganistán ofrecen información sobre los talibanes y explican el papel de Estados Unidos en el colapso de Afganistán.
Personnel were evacuated from the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Aug. 15, 2021, as Taliban insurgents broke through the capital city’s defensive line. AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

Afghan government collapses, Taliban seize control: 5 essential reads

The Taliban ‘expect a complete handover of power.’ Experts explain who the Taliban are, what life is like under their rule and how the US may bear responsibility for Afghanistan’s collapse.
Afghan citizens at a March 2021 rally in Kabul to support peace talks between the Taliban and the government. Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Taliban ‘has not changed,’ say women facing subjugation in areas of Afghanistan under its extremist rule

Burqas and male chaperones for women were features of the Taliban’s extremist rule of Afghanistan in the 1990s. Those policies are now back in some districts controlled by these Islamic militants.
Long time there: U.S. troops maneuver around the central part of the Baghran river valley as they search for remnants of Taliban and al-Qaida forces on Feb. 24, 2003. Aaron Favila/Pool/AP Photo

US postpones Afghanistan troop withdrawal in hopes of sustaining peace process: 5 essential reads

The Afghanistan War now has an end date: 9/11/21. Experts explain the history of US involvement in Afghanistan, the peace process to end that conflict and how the country’s women are uniquely at risk.
Des membres du public écoutent le discours de la parlementaire afghane Fawzia Koofi en 2014. L'accès des femmes à la politique a beaucoup augmenté après l'éviction des talibans en 2001. Sha Marai/AFP via Getty Images

L’accord de paix entre l’Afghanistan et les extrémistes talibans pourrait avoir des répercussions néfastes pour les femmes

Les Afghanes craignent que les pourparlers entre le gouvernement et les talibans annoncent un retour de ces extrémistes qui, dans les années 1990, les ont contraintes à l'asservissement.
Audience members listen to Afghan parliamentarian Fawzia Koofi speak in 2014. Women’s access to politics increased greatly after the Taliban’s 2001 ouster. Sha Marai/AFP via Getty Images

Women in Afghanistan worry peace accord with Taliban extremists could cost them hard-won rights

Afghan women interviewed about current talks between the government and the Taliban say, ‘There is no going back.’ Taliban fundamentalist rule in the 1990s forced women into poverty and subservience.


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