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Afghan, Pakistani and Indian Women Pressure Afghan Government in Advance of Election

by Aditi Bhaduri –India– April 2014! It hangs like a Damocles’ sword over the Indian sub-continent. While Afghans may be the  immediate beneficiaries, the ramifications of […]

Afghanistan, Elections, Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Human Rights, India, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, The World

Green Scarves for Solidarity with Afghan Women

by Kate Hughes –UK– Ten years ago, Afghan women were promised a bright future. After decades of civil war, and repressive Taliban rule, they entered a […]

Activism, Afghanistan, Feature Articles, NGO's, Politics & Democracy, Teaching & Learning, The World, Violence Against Women, Women's Rights

Hell and Back Again Brings Home The Psychological Devastation of War

by Alexandra Marie Daniels –USA– This week marks the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. For most of us, this is a relatively insignificant fact […]

Afghanistan, Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Mental Health, Soldiers, United States, War & Conflict

Review of Deepak Tripathi, “Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism”

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the Bush administration rolled out its “Global War on Terror.” Although the Obama White House doesn’t use that […]

Afghanistan, The WIP Talk

Young Women Launch Afghanistan’s First Anti-Street Harassment Campaign

by Holly Kearl –USA– Carrying banners and signs with messages like, “We will not tolerate harassment,” “Islam forbids men from insulting women,” and “I have the […]

Afghanistan, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Street Harassment, Women in Leadership

Silencing the Song: An Afghan Fallen Star Tonight on HBO 2

Tonight on HBO2 the documentary Silencing the Song: An Afghan Fallen Star will be premiering. The documentary follows the post-Afghan Star life of Setara – the […]

Afghanistan, The WIP Talk

Women’s Basic Health Rights Unmet in Afghanistan

In spite of some moderate progress in some areas, women’s health needs continue to be unmet in Afghanistan. “Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places […]

Afghanistan, The WIP Talk

Violence Breeds Violence: “Afghanistan without bombs and burqas”

by Wazhmah Osman – Afghanistan/USA – Today Afghanistan finds itself in a state of collapse and at the center of a powerful network of global terrorism. […]

Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Corruption, Feature Articles, Middle East, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Taliban, Terrorism, United States, War & Conflict

Another 5 years of Karzai: An Afghan-American Perspective from Kabul

by Wazhmah Osman – Afghanistan/USA – I was born in Kabul, Afghanistan during the good years, in the early seventies. Among my fondest memories is walking […]

Afghanistan, Business & Economy, Economic Inequality, Feature Articles, Middle East, Politics & Democracy, Taliban

India Braces for US Pressure on Afghanistan and Kashmir

by Aditi Bhaduri – India – As US President Barack Obama commits a troops increase in Afghanistan and a recognition of the “good Taliban,” and as […]

Afghanistan, Development, Feature Articles, Foreign Policy, India, Kashmir, Middle East, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Taliban

The Beauty Academy of Kabul

by Jessica Mosby – USA – When thinking of Afghanistan, it is difficult not to be overwhelmed by despair. Violence claimed over 6,000 lives in 2007 […]

Afghanistan, Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Human Rights, Middle East, Taliban, Teaching & Learning, Women's Rights

Postcards From Tora Bora: Looking for the Afghanistan of Yesterday in the Ruins of Today

by Jessica Mosby – USA – When you think of Afghanistan, smiling women in shift dresses attending college is not the first image that comes to […]

Afghanistan, Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Middle East, Teaching & Learning