Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the Taliban government’s new higher education minister said Sunday.
By Kathy Gannon, Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, as the Taliban works to set up a new government, dozens of Afghan women protested near the Presidential Palace in Kabul to demand equal rights. President Joe Biden signed an executive order today directing the…
Afghan women and girls are anxiously waiting to see what their lives will look like under Taliban rule. Amna Nawaz speaks to Pashtana Durrani, founder and executive director of Learn, a nonprofit she created to ensure women and girls have…
William Brangham discusses the future for Afghan women under Taliban rule with Rina Amiri, who focused on conflict resolution in Afghanistan for the United Nations and the U.S.; now a senior fellow at New York University's Center for Global Affairs.
In the 15 years since the U.S. went into Afghanistan, $1.5 billion has been spent to develop women’s rights in the country. But even with significant improvements, there remain many hardships, including domestic violence and the lack of educational opportunity.
Khaled Husseini, author of the best-selling novel "Kite Runner," talks about his latest book, "A Thousand Splendid Suns," which focuses on life for women in Afghanistan.
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