Tag: American University of Afghanistan

Afghan College Students Find a New Life, and Safety, in Iraq

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq — As the Taliban closed in on the Afghan capital, Kabul, in August, what had been a privileged education at the American University of Afghanistan suddenly became a dangerous liability. Students and staff frantically searched for an escape route from a country that, with the withdrawal of American forces, would fall to the […]

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#DoNotTouchMyClothes: Afghan Women Protest Taliban Restrictions on Rights

This summer, Bahar Jalali watched anxiously as the United States withdrew its military from Afghanistan and the Taliban began to reassert control over the country. Women were told to stay home and to cover themselves — an early indicator that other rights, protections and services for women would soon be eliminated, including, this week, the […]

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