Tag: Kabul (Afghanistan)

Threatened and Beaten, Afghan Women Defy Taliban With Protests

KABUL, Afghanistan — On a raw January morning, Khujasta Elham trudged through a snowstorm to sign her name on a government register. Before the Taliban seized power in August, Ms. Elham was director of women’s programs for Afghanistan’s Civil Service Commission. But she and most other female government workers were prevented from returning to work […]

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‘Why Was I Born a Girl?’ An Afghan Poem Inspires U.S. Students

KABUL — When Fariba Mohebi, an 11th grader, learned in September that most Afghan girls would not join boys returning to school under Taliban rule, she shut the door and windows to her room. Then she broke down and sobbed. From her despair, a poem emerged: “Why Was I Born a Girl?” “I wish I […]

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