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Politics

Afghanistan Government Lays Out New Penalties To Curb Sexual Slavery & Abuse Of Boys

Afghanistan Government Lays Out New Penalties To Curb Sexual Slavery & Abuse Of Boys

In 2015 the New York Times published a ground-breaking article outlining the way ISIS uses rape and the sexual slavery of girls as part of their recruitment. It was a […]

Girl on a Mission

Afghanistan Female Writers Collective Using Words As A Weapon Against Injustice & Inequality

Afghanistan Female Writers Collective Using Words As A Weapon Against Injustice & Inequality

It’s easy to take education and literacy for granted in the developed world. We assume it is an inherent right for many of us. Elsewhere in the world, this is […]

Health

Kabul’s 1st Female-Only Fitness Club Part Of The Movement Of Women’s Empowerment In Afghanistan

Kabul’s 1st Female-Only Fitness Club Part Of The Movement Of Women’s Empowerment In Afghanistan

In a world where there are many countries which don’t afford women the same rights as men, there are other outlets that have become the “loophole”, if you will, for […]

Politics

Afghanistan’s Lone Female Governors Defying Sexism & Religious Conservatism To Do Their Job

Afghanistan’s Lone Female Governors Defying Sexism & Religious Conservatism To Do Their Job

We’ve posted quite a few articles on the women who are pushing through long-held gender barriers in Afghanistan, and it should be noted that one of the biggest proponents of […]

Working Women

This All-Female Coding School In Afghanistan Is Inspiring The Younger Gen. Of STEM Girls

This All-Female Coding School In Afghanistan Is Inspiring The Younger Gen. Of STEM Girls

There is a movement happening around the world to engage especially young women and girls in STEM industries. Given that our society is only going to continue to innovate, it […]

Girl on a Mission

Threats Won’t Stop This Teen Girl From Leading Afghanistan’s 1st All-Female Orchestra

Threats Won’t Stop This Teen Girl From Leading Afghanistan’s 1st All-Female Orchestra

What do you do when you are a teen girl with a dream and a passion, but social constraints forbid it? Do it any, obviously! It’s what teens all over […]

Family Life

Sesame Street Advocating Girls’ Education & Empowerment With New Afghan Character Zari

Sesame Street Advocating Girls’ Education & Empowerment With New Afghan Character Zari

What better way to inspire the minds of young girls in Afghanistan than to create a character advocating for education and equal rights on the country’s most popular show for […]

Boys We Like, Politics

How Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Is Elevating & Championing The Status Of Women

How Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Is Elevating & Championing The Status Of Women

Ever since the end of the Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001, the country has undergone major governmental change and there is still much work to be done despite 15 […]

Celebrities

Tina Fey’s ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Is A Feminist Story Set In The Unlikeliest Of Places

Tina Fey’s ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Is A Feminist Story Set In The Unlikeliest Of Places

If you have not yet seen Tina Fey’s latest movie ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’, we highly encourage you to do so. It tells the real life story of foreign correspondent Kim […]

Interviews

Our Interview With A Pioneer Women’s Magazine Editor From Afghanistan Is A Must-Read

Our Interview With A Pioneer Women’s Magazine Editor From Afghanistan Is A Must-Read

This story about a woman who has endured far more than many of us ever will, is a testament to the power and the importance of media, especially in countries […]

Girl on a Mission

Afghanistan’s 1st Female Street Artist Painting Messages About Hope, Hijabs & Feminism

Afghanistan’s 1st Female Street Artist Painting Messages About Hope, Hijabs & Feminism

Move over Banksy, looks like you’re not the only artist making social statements on the streets! The woman pictured above is Shamsia Hassani, a street artist based in Afghanistan whose […]

Politics

This Radio Station In Afghanistan Is Determined To Be A Platform For Women’s Rights, Despite Taliban Attacks

This Radio Station In Afghanistan Is Determined To Be A Platform For Women’s Rights, Despite Taliban Attacks

In September 2015, after nearly 14 years in seeming exile, the Taliban attacked a northern Afghanistan city called Kunduz, which decimated every part of town except the military base. It […]

Working Women

Championed By First Lady Rula Ghani, Afghanistan Is Set To Open Its First Women’s University

Championed By First Lady Rula Ghani, Afghanistan Is Set To Open Its First Women’s University

Let us just start off by saying this is a BIG freaking deal! News out of Afghanistan states they are set to open their very first Women’s University, which will […]

Working Women

Badass Teacher Aqeela Asifi Is Responsible For Educating 1000+ Refugee Girls In Pakistan

Badass Teacher Aqeela Asifi Is Responsible For Educating 1000+ Refugee Girls In Pakistan

Long before the world was introduced to Malala Yousafzai, there was Aqeela Asifi, a woman who has been championing the cause of girls education for decades. She is a woman […]

Politics, Working Women

The Malala Effect: Meet The Girl From Afghanistan Fighting For Children’s Education

The Malala Effect: Meet The Girl From Afghanistan Fighting For Children’s Education

We’ve always been big believers in the “Malala effect”, that she would inspire girls around the world to take up the mantle of education activist and fight for the right […]