An Afghan woman is attacked by a Taliban soldier during a protest. Then one shows up at her door the next day. Now she must flee.
“We were the ones hoping to shape the future, but they took that future away from us,” a teen girl writes, describing the “terror” of attending a high school in northern Afghanistan under Taliban control.
A female journalist in Kabul adjusts to life under the Taliban’s shadow.
An Afghan agricultural engineer fought for her education and her career. “Now, getting forced to marry a Talib, becoming a second wife, and being imprisoned at home is what awaits me,” she writes.
Once the breadwinner for eight people, an Afghan woman says she now feels “in prison” since the Taliban took over Afghanistan.
“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…
by Zahra Joya
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.
Afghan journalist Maryam Nabavi describes feelings of hope and despair after Kabul fell to the Taliban.
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.
Ordinary Afghan women share firsthand accounts on what life is like in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
Girls’ education—once a signature achievement of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan—is increasingly under threat as the Taliban tightens its grip.
‘They Came to Kill the Mothers.’ After a Devastating Attack on a Kabul Maternity Ward, Afghan Women Face Increased Dangers
An attack on a Kabul maternity ward comes at a time when the future of women’s health efforts in Afghanistan is already complicated.
Afghanistan is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change, and one of the least equipped to handle what’s to come.
Afghanistan’s first-ever all-female TV news station there runs a lot like any station in the U.S., with one big exception: These journalists are risking their lives.
A pair of sisters fight to save women in Afghanistan’s only oncology ward.
The idea of supporting measures that expand gender equality seems like an easy call. But, as one Afghan woman’s story shows, bolstering the ranks of women in security forces in a country like Afghanistan is…