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October 25, 2011

Timeline of Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

August 31, 1907 Russia and England fight for control of Afghanistan in a proxy war known as ‘The Great Game.’ England keeps much of Afghanistan, while Russia gets territory in what is now Turkmenistan. February 2, 1919 Amir Amanullah Khan […]

October 25, 2011

Peace Unveiled

When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. Peace Unveiled follows three women who immediately began to organize to make sure that women’s rights don’t get traded away in the deal.

September 22, 2011

Is Peace in Afghanistan Possible?

In the wake of former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani’s assassination, most think the peace process is on its deathbed. But Wazhma Frogh, recipient of the 2009 International Woman of Courage Award Afghanistan, says peace is still possible — if women are included in the process.

March 9, 2011

The Taliban Versus Women in Pakistan

Acclaimed Pakistani filmmaker and journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Children of the Taliban) talks with us about the insidious tactics employed by the Taliban against women and children in Pakistan.

August 5, 2010

Catharsis in Kabul?

Women, War & Peace Field Producer Leslie Knott documents a theater in Afghanistan that uses trained actors to tell audience members’ stories. Watch a recent performance outside Kabul, during which female audience members opened up about their experiences living in a country that has suffered 30 years of war.