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Zahra Nader

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

‘They Left Us to the Taliban’

Six Afghan women describe their feelings of fear, anger, and betrayal in the wake of America’s departure.

What Afghanistan’s Women Stand to Lose

For the past 20 years, Afghan women were told to chase their dreams. But within days of the Taliban takeover, Afghan women are mourning their working lives and freedom.
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