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Women in Afghanistan are fighting an unequal war. We need your support | Zahra Joya

The Taliban have barred us from the workplace, cut our access to healthcare and closed schools to us. Must we struggle alone?We suddenly all woke in the middle of the night. A piercing cry came from the corner of our room. It was my teenage sister, sob…

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Hollywoodgate review – a fascinating insight into the Taliban’s insular world

It’s no surprise that Ibrahim Nash’at’s documentary lacks in-depth interviews – his subjects barely tolerate his presence as he reveals the fighters’ lack of purpose after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan The spoils of war are a chore in this fascina…

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Remembering the coup in Chile and clashes in Haiti: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

Images of the struggle for human rights and freedoms around the world this week, from a women’s march for justice in Brazil to an attack on churches in Pakistan Continue reading…

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Don’t shut the door on Afghans. The people deserve connectivity and all its hope and promise | Nicola Gordon-Smith

Two years to the day, the Taliban seized back control of Afghanistan. Ever since internet access has been limited, which can be vital in garnering support from the worldWestern officials like me watched in despair two years ago on this day when the Tal…

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Hungry, hunted, terrified: unending plight of the Afghan women who served in military and police

Two years since the Taliban seized power, thousands of female fugitives still live in fear and poverty, with a target on their backsThousands of Afghan judges and legal staff remain at risk post-Taliban takeoverShima Forugh* was in 10th grade at school…

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Gordon Brown calls for Taliban to face crimes against humanity charges

Ex-PM urges UK and allies to impose sanctions on Afghan regime over its ‘brutalisation’ of women and girlsUK politics live – latest updatesGordon Brown has called for the Taliban to be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, as he urged the UK governme…

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The world must unite now to halt the Taliban’s repression of Afghan women and girls | Gordon Brown

As we move towards the second anniversary of the extremists retaking power, this denial of education must be addressed Two years of ever-intensifying repression since the Taliban seized power in August 2021 have not dimmed the resilience of girls and w…

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