They fled violent husbands, hid in secret shelters, got divorces and started working—and now these women are the most at risk as the threat of U.S. withdrawal looms in Afghanistan.
“Taliban don’t want us to come. But we are stronger than them.”
“I decided to show my children that it is our responsibility to vote, especially as women—it’s a big chance, a big event in our lives.”
“It’s just the fear so far, and hopefully nothing will happen. But that’s the thing: You don’t want to live in fear.”