News stories about Afghan women dying by suicide made Zahra Nader want to dig deeper. Getting people to open up took months.
An investigation into rising female suicides in Afghanistan as the Taliban erodes women’s rights.
A generation at risk: two years after the Taliban takeover, Afghan women and girls are still fighting for basic human rights
The Fuller Project's CEO Xanthe Scharff reflects on women and girl's education two years after the Taliban regained control in Afghanistan.
Protesters say U.N. should withdraw aid from Afghanistan rather than give in to Taliban ban on women workers.
The deteriorating status of women under Taliban rule is a strategic disaster for Washington.
Ahead of International Women’s Day, we asked three Afghan women how their lives had changed since the Taliban took over. These are their stories.
A new Taliban decree forbids Afghan women from working for foreign aid groups. We talk to two experts in the country about its impact.
In Conversation: Journalist Zahra Joya and Scholar/Activist Esha Momeni on the struggle for women’s rights in Afghanistan, Iran and beyond
There are forces driving the erosion of women’s rights in Afghanistan, Iran and beyond, including in the United States.
Afghan women's participation in the workforce rose steadily in the 20 years after the Taliban were ousted from government. Since they returned to power, those gains have been rapidly eroding. Now activists fear a new edict mandating the burqa in public could destroy them altogether.
Afghan women are speaking out in protest of the Taliban’s decree mandating women wear a burqa or niqab at all times in public.
There are many dangers faced by the Afghan Queer community after the Taliban’s return to power.
During the US occupation, little was done to build a support network for the LGBTQ+ community in Afghanistan. Now their lives are in danger as they struggle to flee.
Founder of Rukhshana Media and one of TIME’s 2020 Women of the Year, Zahra Joya on what it takes to report in defiance of the Taliban.
For most Young Afghans coming of age under US occupation, the Taliban was a history lesson. For them, mingling in restaurants and dating was normal. Now, everything has changed.
A new requirement from the Taliban— that women be accompanied by a male chaperone when seeking healthcare—is preventing many Afghan women from getting the treatment they need at a time when the country is facing a severe economic crisis, food insecurity and a massive spike in COVID-19 cases.
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—the latest dispatch in our series with Rukhshana Media, “Ending America’s Forever War: What is next for Afghan women?”
A young Afghan woman seeks solidarity and hope for women and girls despite Taliban oppression.