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Young Afghan Girls Share Their World Through Photography

A female photojournalist whose photo of a farmer became famous in 2004 provides workshops for teenage girls in the hopes that they, too, will find success.

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Why Stoning Is Still Used in Afghanistan

Although officially banned, this Islamic practice has gained popularity as the environment worsens for Afghan women.

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 READ MORE

For Afghan Women Seeking Divorce, a Wild Goose Chase

Afghan civil law does not give women the right to divorce. “Here, a woman’s voice is not heard,” says a law student who spent four years in court ending her abusive marriage.

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Rubab Player Breaks Down Barriers for Female Musicians in Afghanistan

“Music is for boys and not girls,” 22-year-old Fazila Zamir was told. Now she is proving her instructors wrong by performing on television and leading an all-male band.

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What It’s Like to Be Married at 7 Years Old

Despite high maternal and child mortality rates, Afghanistan maintains its custom of child marriage, subjecting victims to lives of poverty and misery.

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Ending the Cycle of Shaming Afghan Women’s Bodies

The stigmatization of female sexuality in Afghan culture has lifelong consequences for girls and women who lack understanding of menstrual health hygiene.

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Given Away as a Child Bride, Afghan Woman Describes 24 Years of Abuse

After decades of captivity made possible by an inhumane custom, this 36-year-old whispers to a female reporter, “How am I still alive?”

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Kabul in 1979 and 2016: A Mother and Daughter Reflect

While growing up in a refugee camp in Pakistan, I realized that the Afghan capital city my mother described no longer exists.

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 READ MORE

Afghan Girl Dressed as a Boy for Six Years so She Could Go to School

At 5 years old, I knew I couldn’t end up like my mother and grandmother. So I attended school as “Mohammed” to escape the cycle of illiteracy in our village.

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 READ MORE

Internet Helps Afghan Women Find Their Voices in Battle for Equality

In a country considered one of the worst places on earth to be female, social media gives women a way to air and share their views.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 READ MORE

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Top 7 Surprising Pieces of Good News in Afghanistan Presidential Election

Afghanistan went to the polls on Saturday, despite threats by the Taliban to disrupt the elections and calls by the extremists for Afghans to boycott the vote.

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