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Wahida Samadi: 'The Taliban Will Never Really Change'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"My greatest fear is that after 10 years of efforts to promote women's rights, a group may take over the political power that does not believe in women's identity or even the fact that they are human beings."

Dr Saheb-Nazar Moradi: 'We Must Unite Against the Extremists to Defend the Achievements of the Past 10 Years'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"We are living in a society where political despotism, social and economic injustice, unbalanced culture and education and cultural and identity authoritarianism prevail."

5 Tips for Moms Raising Teen Daughters

Kali Rogers | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Kali Rogers

Girls must develop the confidence to go out into the world and take care of themselves, and they can't do that if they don't believe they have the answers.

Mahbuba Jamshidi: 'It Would Be a Tragedy for Women to Lose Their Legal Status and Rights in This Political Game'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"I only fear instability and insecurity. I fear that the insecurity may lead the political powers to strike some kind of bargain that trades away women's rights. It would be a tragedy for women to lose their legal status and rights in this political game."

Aziz Deldar: 'My Greatest Fear Is a Day When I May Not Be Able to Express What I Think'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The courts should be one of the important sources for women to rely on in this country. Unfortunately, the courts are very corrupt and are permeated by a strongly misogynist attitude, which seeks to use gaps in the law to punish women."

Sonia Iqbal: 'We Have Not Planned for Economic Recession, But It Is Sitting on Our Doorstep'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"International statistics indicate that we will have around 400,000 to 500,000 unemployed people after the withdrawal of the international forces and a fall in foreign aid."

Bearing Witness: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Do The Lives Of 276 Nigerian Girls Matter?

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

How is it that 276 schoolgirls are kidnapped in Nigeria and the world is almost silent in response?

Bakht Mohammad Bakhtiar: 'We Will Return to the Dark Days of the Past If We Are Not Careful'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"My two daughters were forced out of education under the Taliban. We were forced to migrate to Pakistan and my family had to weave carpets with me to make a living. It was a hard work that we had to do in awful, unhealthy underground workshops."

Hasina Safi: 'One New Phenomenon Is the Men Who Believe in Women and Their Power'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The traditional society is one of the biggest deterrent factors. Even educated members of society attempt to prevent women from working outside the home. Another factor is the extensive level of illiteracy, and general lack of skills, amongst women."

Making Children Count

World Vision | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
World Vision

They are denied education, health services, and at risk for exploitation, abuse and underage recruitment into armed forces. All because they do not have a simple piece of paper we take for granted -- a birth certificate.

One Place You Won't Find the Confidence Gap

Jennifer Dulski | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Dulski

I have been around confident, amazing women my whole life -- from school, to work, to the mothers of my children's friends, there are confident women all around me. And I, myself, have had a successful career. With that said, when I think deeply about it, I do see examples fairly frequently that can fall under the theme of the confidence gap.

Rafi Behroozian: 'I Strongly Support the Media Revolution'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"Our society is not an intellectually independent one. It has not taken decisions for itself; others have always decided on its behalf. But nonetheless, I believe that the young generation of today will not be prepared to accept such a dark and evil scenario."

SPOILER ALERT!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 04.29.2014 | TV

We're heading west. When Season 3 of the HBO's "Girls" ended, aspiring scribe Hannah Horvath was deciding whether or not she'd leave Brooklyn, her...

Eight Favorite Books Starring Interesting, Exciting, Daring and Adventurous Girls!

Lori Day | Posted 06.29.2014 | Books
Lori Day

After reading so many children's and YA books to curate for recommendations to mother-daughter book clubs, here are eight of my favorites, and there's no better way to raise interesting, exciting, daring and adventurous daughters!

Professor Seifuddin Sayhoun: 'It Was a Woman Who Decided My Fate'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"My greatest fear is the extent to which people are disappointed and disenchanted with the present situation."

Torpikai Nawabi: 'Popular Uprisings Against the Taliban prove that the people Do Not Want Them to Rule Afghanistan Anymore'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"My greatest fear is that we may return to the pre-1992 dark days with the impending withdrawal of the international forces from Afghanistan."

'Girls' Adds Two New Cast Members

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.26.2014 | TV

"Girls" will introduce two characters in Season 4, played by Desiree Akhavan and Peter Mark Kendall, and according to Deadline.com, they'll both be Ha...

The Blessing Of A Newborn Baby Girl

Audrey McClelland | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Audrey McClelland

I don't know what came over me, but in those final days of her life... I asked her, "When the time is right, Nana... send me a baby girl."

Ahmad Fahim Hakim: 'Peace Talks With the Taliban Lack Red Lines, Clear Policy, and Transparency'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The real question is: When we talk about reconciliation, are we talking about real political compromises? Or is it about negotiations and reconciliation for the survival and interests of the ruling establishment?"

Do You Owe Your Body an Apology?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

We administer a thousand mental and verbal paper cuts to our bodies every day. Most of the time, we're not even wholly conscious of what we're saying.

Saeed Haqiqi: 'There Is a Fear in the Air of 2014'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The best development has been the growth of a democratic political atmosphere. We now have the elections, human rights laws and standards, democratic structures, civil society and institutions that can manifest a democratic rule."

Mary Nabard Ayeen: 'Women's Rights Must Not Be Sacrificed in a Peace Deal With the Taliban'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"Women want to uproot illiteracy, have a self-sufficient economy, and see the consolidation of women's struggles into a solid social movement."

Mir Mohammad Yaqub Mashuf: 'The Government's Actions for Women Are Empty and Symbolic'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"My greatest fear is the fear for my own life. In this country, you cannot live two minutes without fearing suicide bombings and explosions."

Shackling Mothers in Prison

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

In truth, these mothers suffer so many hidden, silenced injuries. But, at least we are closer today to giving mothers behind bars the opportunity that every mother deserves -- to give birth to their children with dignity.