Girls’ secondary schools remain closed in Afghanistan, despite international pressure.
The age-old idea that Afghan women need rescuing from their men is a western construct that ignores the voices of Afghan women.
Two Afghan women scholars write about how Afghan women’s groups have been fighting for human rights, both now and historically.
Segregation and other measures being introduced by the Taliban’s hardline new government are being greeted with widespread protests, many of them led by women.
Researchers have interviewed hundreds of Afghan women about violence and mental health.
Culture change has been slow and difficult but the will to make life better for Afghan women was there. Now a big question mark hangs over their future.
A political philosopher argues why the current situation in Afghanistan should weigh heavily on the American conscience.
When the US invaded Afghanistan in late 2001, Afghans had endured 22 years of war. The Taliban were on the rise. Little has changed after an additional 20 years of war and suffering.
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.
How an item of traditional Afghan dress became a staple of western “hippie” fashion from the 1960s right up to today.
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.
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.