Taliban Escalate New Abuses Against Afghan Women and Girls

Afghanistan’s Taliban are escalating restrictions against women and girls. The Taliban are intensifying these assaults in response to women’s rights campaigns in Afghanistan and Iran, and amid their own struggle to consolidate power.

Their intensifying violations against women risk mass atrocities and may presage greater violent extremism and threats to international security. Policymakers must respond.

Bibi Aisha and the Voiceless Victims of Afghan Tradition

The tragic story of an Afghan teenager who was brutally tortured and maimed by her husband recently caught the attention of millions around the world. Thanks go to Time magazine for sharing Bibi Aisha’s horrific story with the world and reminding us of the plight of so many Afghan women. 18-year old Aisha was dragged […]