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March 17, 2016
Fifty percent of Afghan girls who are forced into marriage are sixteen years old or younger. Afghanistan has been described as, "the worst nation in the world to be a woman." Many women live in fear, every single day. Additionally, many areas throughout the country still condemn education and... Read More
May 14, 2015
Thirty members of the Hazara ethnic group were captured by ISIS on February 24, 2015.   The Afghan government did not make any effort to bring these people home. Their families protested on multiple occasions, but the government has been silent and to this day, no answers have come to those... Read More
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Shamila Kohestani

Assistant Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Division
March 24, 2015
On February 5, 2015 hundreds of women in Kabul protested against the newly announced cabinet of President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, which contrary to promises included only three women out of 25 positions. Growing up in Afghanistan as a young girl, I learned that a woman’s... Read More
Posted by

Shamila Kohestani

Assistant Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Division