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Malalai Joya

A Woman Among Warlords: An Interview With Malalai Joya

Suzanne Persard | Posted 10.25.2013 | World
Suzanne Persard

Despite the atrocities of the Taliban, a twelve-year war, and struggles against gender-based violence, Joya spoke with me about why she refuses to relinquish her fight for a free Afghanistan.

Why Afghanistan Needs Its Own Mandela

Thomas White | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
Thomas White

We need to find the Malalai Joyas, the Ahmad Shah Massouds, and the yet unknown individuals, so we can tell their stories and fund their projects before the world loses the Afghans most capable of saving Afghanistan.

US Government Embarrassed by Afghan Woman Again

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Malalai Joya, one of Afghanistan's most famous woman, who was just denied a visa for a book tour to the U.S. Having successfully applied for a U.S. visa four times before, this time it is not about Joya, but about the war in Afghanistan.

Afghan Activist Denied Visa For US Book Tour

Posted 09.26.2011 | Books

US Government denied entry visa to Afghan women's rights activist and author Malalai Joya for her book tour for "Women Among Warlords." The news was a...

Stop U.S. Meddling; Support Afghan Women at the Table

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodie Evans

Women's rights (which are, in fact, human rights) will never rise from a corrupt, fundamentalist government. We need to be supporting the voices of women to nurture change in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan's 'Bravest Woman' Pins Hopes on USA, not Obama

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aaron Glantz

Malalai Joya has been called "Afghanistan's bravest woman." But that doesn't mean she supports President Obama's decision to double the number of American troops in her country.

The Most Famous Woman in Afghanistan

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

Malalai Joya is the one-time youngest member of Parliament who has survived four assassination attempts on her life and routinely lambastes the Taliban, the Karzai government and President Obama.

As A Dark Year Ends, Remember the Inspirational People of 2009

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

A celebration of the men and women who didn't slump, but realised that the worse the world gets, the harder people of goodwill have to work to put it right.

Afghanistan Still Under Control Of Warlords, Fundamentalists: Afghan Politician

The Guardian | Malalai Joya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In 2005, I was the youngest person elected to the new Afghan parliament. Women like me, running for office, were held up as an example of how the war ...