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 young Afghan woman seeks solidarity and hope for women and girls despite Taliban oppression.
A female journalist in Kabul adjusts to life under the Taliban’s shadow.
A 19-year-old dressmaker in Kabul fears her dreams of continuing her education will make her a target for the Taliban.
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.
An Afghan college student had only heard stories about what life was like under the Taliban. Then months before graduation, "everything fell apart."
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…
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.
A school teacher in central Afghanistan laments the loss of educational opportunities for girls and women since the Taliban took control.
Ordinary Afghan women share firsthand accounts on what life is like in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
Six Afghan women describe their feelings of fear, anger, and betrayal in the wake of America’s departure.
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.
Girls’ education—once a signature achievement of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan—is increasingly under threat as the Taliban tightens its grip.