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Can Disaster Be Averted for the Women of Afghanistan?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Ida Lichter, M.D.

There is a potential catastrophe looming when foreign troops leave Afghanistan, as the central government could well sacrifice women and girls in future negotiations with the Taliban.

What's Good for Solomon Is Baad for the Afghans

Shayna Zamkanei | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Shayna Zamkanei

When talk of "abandoning" so-called baad victims to their fate becomes a way to legitimize NATO's further involvement in Afghanistan, we should be conscious of the way "saving Afghan women" can become yet another trope for imperialism.

Afghan Girls Still Being Used As Payment

The New York Times | Posted 02.16.2012 | World

ASADABAD, Kunar Province — Shakila, 8 at the time, was drifting off to sleep when a group of men carrying AK-47s barged in through the door. She rec...