Oct 26, 2021 02:22 PM IST
Child marriage has been practised in Afghanistan for centuries, but war and climate change-related poverty have driven many families to resort to striking deals earlier and earlier in girls' lives.
- Sep 30, 2021 05:10 PM IST
Compelled to speak out, Bahar Jalali, a visiting associate professor at Loyola University Maryland, tweeted a photo of herself from 2005, wearing an emerald green dress with delicate embroidery — a traditional outfit that she wore for her first wedding. “This is Afghan culture,” she wrote in the caption.
- Sep 02, 2021 09:53 PM IST
Friba Kabrzani, an organiser of the rally says that women should have political participation in the new government, including the Cabinet and Loya Jirga, or elders' council.
- Aug 25, 2021 05:13 PM IST
“We are worried our forces who are new and have not been yet trained very well may mistreat women,” Mujahid said. “We don’t want our forces, God forbid, to harm or harass women.”
- Aug 24, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Women in Afghanistan risk losing years of progress they had made, now that the Taliban have taken over. The group has tried to project a moderate image but this hasn’t cut much ice with anxious women, many of whom fear for their lives.
- May 16, 2012 08:00 AM IST
The morning after the Taliban fell Shakila Naderi shed her head-to-toe burqa, sat behind the wheel of a car for the first time and asked her husband to teach her how to drive.