Topic: Women in the Islamic world

Afghan women hold banners and placards as they take part in an anti-Pakistan protest in Kabul on 8 September 2021 (photo: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP)

Afghan women challenge the Taliban

For freedom, equality and the right to play sport

Petersberg near Bonn, Germany, UN Special Representative for Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (l-r) stand together for a "family photo" at Petersberg near Bonn on 2 December 2002 at the start of the international Afghanistan conference (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The West's neo-colonialism

Why nation-building failed in Afghanistan

U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks during a debate at Tolo TV channel in Kabul, Afghanistan 28 April 2019 (photo: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani)

The art of the deal

Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. envoy behind the Taliban's return

Afghan sprinter Kimia Yousofi (photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)

"Their lives are in danger"

Afghanistan’s female athletes sound alarm after Taliban takeover

A recent spate of violence against women has shocked Pakistan (photo: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan's misogyny problem

Pakistani woman assaulted by over 400 men

 Women in Afghanistan fear for their rights under the Taliban (photo: Kyodo/dpa/picture alliance)

Afghanistan in the hand of the Islamists

Taliban rule the second time round – what to expect?

Taliban fighters and commanders sitting inside the presidential palace in Kabul (photo: Zabi Karim/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Taliban in the ascendant

Joe Biden and America’s withdrawal of choice

Raihana Raha (photo: Asghar Nour Mohammadi)

Book review: Raihana Raha's "My Mother's Tales"

Fairy tales depicting independent Afghan women

Taliban fighters pray while raising their flag at the Ghazni provincial governor's house, in Ghazni, southeastern, Afghanistan, Sunday, 15 August 2021 (photo: AP Photo/Gulabuddin Amiri)

Taliban enter Kabul

Afghan women and girls fear return to "dark days"

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