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Afghanistan: A Cry for Help

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Stephanie Sinclair
Visit Stephanie Sinclair’s website for an archive of her work from all over the world.

UNICEF Photo of the Year 2007
Stephanie Sinclair won first place in the 2007 UNICEF Photo of the Year competition for her images of child brides in Afghanistan, Nepal and Ethiopia.

Online NewsHour: Picturing Iraq
Stephanie Sinclair and Andrea Bruce Woodall talk with the NewsHour's Terence Smith about the experience of documenting the War in Iraq, which Sinclair photographed for The Chicago Tribune and Corbis and Woodall photographed for The Washington Post.

The New York Times Magazine: The Bride Price
For The New York Times Magazine, Barry Bearak writes about the child bride phenomenon in Afghanistan, with accompanying photos by Stephanie Sinclair.

Amnesty International: Afghanistan -- Women Still Under Attack
This report from Amnesty International highlights the failure of the Afghan state to protect the rights of women and girls. While not a comprehensive study of violations and abuses perpetrated against women in Afghanistan, it does provide examples of the inability and, at times, the lack of political will to work toward that goal.

Afghanistan: Self-immolation on the Rise among Women
This story from IRIN News (from the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) highlights the growing trend of self-immolation (setting oneself on fire) among women in Afghanistan. It reports that the number of cases went up from 106 in 2006 to 184 in 2007, and that according to women’s activist there, the number will be even higher in 2008.

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)
This evaluation report from the AIHRC on the general situation of women in Afghanistan examines the various factors affecting women’s rights, including education, health, domestic violence and forced marriages.

From Our Files

Afghanistan: The Other War

FRONTLINE/World reporter Sam Kiley and producer Olly Lambert present an unblinking look at the challenges facing NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Return of the Taliban
FRONTLINE reports from Pakistan. Five years after the Taliban were toppled, they continue to use the lawless regions of Pakistan as their de facto base. Watch the full program online and read interviews with Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, and a top Taliban commander.

Afghanistan -- A House for Haji Baba
In this 2003 report from FRONTLINE/World, Brian Knappenberger chronicles the work of former NPR reporter Sarah Chayes as she makes the transition from objective journalist to impassioned aid worker battling bureaucratic red tape, corruption and dangerous warlords to help rebuild an Afghan village.

Afghanistan Without War Lords
In another FRONTLINE/World from our Fellows program for student journalists, Afghan native Roya Aziz reports on her country's historic elections in 2004 and the landslide victory of President Hamid Karzai.