If the U.S. Doesn’t Learn From the Past, Afghan Women and Girls Will Pay the Price

In May, U.S. forces and other international troops began to withdraw from Afghanistan. Immediately, feminists and Afghanistan experts who feared a return to Taliban rule warned of the severe and brutal impact that would likely be felt by women and minorities in the vacuum created by the removal of international troops in the country.

The protection of human rights and the achievements of the past two decades is a shared responsibility of the United States, the international community and human rights advocates.