Topic: Sexism and violence against women

Still of an alley in the prostitutes' ghetto Shahr-e No in Tehran before 1980 (source: ROUYDAD24.IR)

Prostitution in the Shah's Iran

Shahr-e No – "the neighbourhood of the sorrowful"

Still from Iman K. Zawahry's "American*ish" (distributed by

Film review: Fatima & Zawahry's "American*ish"

This is America, where dreams come true... ish

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

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

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"

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (photo: Mike Myers/Penguin Random House/dpa/picture-alliance)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Prey"

Condemning Islam, glorifying the West

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