Regular electricity outages and insecurity have not dented Afghanistan’s addiction to the internet and social media. In a
Imagine a world in which a woman keeps bees in secret. She is not supposed to leave her house without permission, she is not supposed to work, and she is certainly not supposed to work as a beekeeper, a job reserved for men. But she does. And when she watches her bees take flight, she dreams of her own freedom and freedom for all Afghan women.
Read more of Nang's story and 28 other inspiring stories of resiliency in the book, "We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope
"We’re tired of being called victims. Instead we are fighters," one participant said.
Empowering Afghan women is a great cause, but Bush could be harming it.
"Walk down any street, or into any government office, business or university, and you have to ask yourself, 'Where are the women?'"
The tests often amount to "torture" with "horrible effects and consequences," Human Rights Watch said in a new report.
Former child bride Reza Gul is now free from years of torture and hopes to achieve something that once seemed impossible: happiness.
At first glance, Rock the Kasbah seems like the typical Hollywood movie depicting Muslims: turbaned men on horseback, a girl who needs an American's help to succeed, and bombs blowing up when the plot slows in the movie. However, you would be ill-advised to pass quick judgment.
It's easy to take for granted the things we've never been without. If we have two healthy legs, we don't think about what it means to be able to run and walk and jump. If our lungs work well, we don't give a second thought to being able to breathe.
An appeal court in Kabul, Afghanistan reversed the death sentences of the killers of Farkhunda, a young woman who was murdered by a mob in plain daylight in downtown Kabul.
If you've wanted to hear directly from Afghan women, unfiltered by journalists and uncensored by male relatives, and do so in English, the best place to go since 2009 has been the Afghan Women's Writing Project (AWWP) online magazine.