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.
‘We Must Stay Strong’
A young Afghan woman seeks solidarity and hope for women and girls despite Taliban oppression.
‘Can You Imagine How Difficult It Is to Feel Exiled in Your Own City?’
A female journalist in Kabul adjusts to life under the Taliban’s shadow.
‘I Want to Continue My Education’
A 19-year-old dressmaker in Kabul fears her dreams of continuing her education will make her a target for the Taliban.
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.
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…
‘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.
‘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.
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.
A Look Inside the First All-Female TV News Station in Afghanistan
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.