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‘The Pain Was Unbearable’: Thousands of Women Subjected to Banned ‘Virginity Tests’

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Dispatch from Afghanistan: Engineer Faces Forced Marriage to Taliban Member

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‘I’m One of Them’: The FGM Survivor Providing a Lifeline in Leeds

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Words for Her: Indians in America Pay Tribute to Those Affected by COVID

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How the UK Became an Origin Country for Human Trafficking

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Maya Wiley Won’t Be New York’s Next Mayor. What Will Happen to Her Signature Proposal?

Former New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley says she won’t be running for New York governor, but that won’t stop her from championing her signature child care agenda from outside public office.
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‘I Went Out and Shouted for Freedom’

An Afghan college student had only heard stories about what life was like under the Taliban. Then months before graduation, “everything fell apart.”
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Life of Fear Replaces Life of Dreams After Taliban Takeover

Once the breadwinner for eight people, an Afghan woman says she now feels “in prison” since the Taliban took over Afghanistan.
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Struggling to Survive: Story of a Challenging Journey

“During the days that I lived under the dark shadow of the Taliban, I felt like a bird in a cage. Like a bird with wings, but no permission to fly,” Afghan journalist Zahra Joya…
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The Humiliation I Experienced Just to Escape the Taliban

Get trampled or crawl through sewage? An Afghan woman describes the “humiliating” conditions fleeing Afghans faced while trying to escape Afghanistan after the Taliban took over.
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The Day the Taliban Reached Kabul, it Turned into a Ghost City

Afghan journalist Maryam Nabavi describes feelings of hope and despair after Kabul fell to the Taliban.
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The Taliban’s Return Was the Death of Dreams

After two weeks of living under Taliban control, a youth activist decides it’s time to for her to leave Afghanistan. “This is not what our people deserve,” says Hosnia Mohseni, 30.

‘The Taliban Came and Killed My Spirit!’

A school teacher in central Afghanistan laments the loss of educational opportunities for girls and women since the Taliban took control.
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‘I Wish We Had Died Rather Than Live Through That Day’: Dispatches From the Women of Afghanistan

Ordinary Afghan women share firsthand accounts on what life is like in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
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‘They Left Us to the Taliban’

Six Afghan women describe their feelings of fear, anger, and betrayal in the wake of America’s departure.
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Are You a Teacher? FiveThirtyEight and The Fuller Project Want to Hear From You

If you are currently a K-12 teacher, take this survey to help contribute to an in-depth investigation by FiveThirtyEight and The Fuller Project.


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