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.
A new Taliban decree forbids Afghan women from working for foreign aid groups. We talk to two experts in the country about its impact.
“We go to work with fear.” From travel restrictions to a new order to cover their faces in public, Afghan women face growing challenges to their hard-won right to work.
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.
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.
Afghanistan’s new government is imposing discriminatory restrictions on the health care system.
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.