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Entertainment

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Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Bringing A Girl Power Story All The Way From Afghanistan To Hollywood’s Night Of Nights

There has been much discussion in the media over the lack of female director nominees at this year’s Academy Awards. It shows the Academy still has a long way to […]

Girl on a Mission

Afghanistan Female Writers Collective Using Words As A Weapon Against Injustice & Inequality

Afghanistan Female Writers Collective Using Words As A Weapon Against Injustice & Inequality

It’s easy to take education and literacy for granted in the developed world. We assume it is an inherent right for many of us. Elsewhere in the world, this is […]

Health

Kabul’s 1st Female-Only Fitness Club Part Of The Movement Of Women’s Empowerment In Afghanistan

Kabul’s 1st Female-Only Fitness Club Part Of The Movement Of Women’s Empowerment In Afghanistan

In a world where there are many countries which don’t afford women the same rights as men, there are other outlets that have become the “loophole”, if you will, for […]

Working Women

This All-Female Coding School In Afghanistan Is Inspiring The Younger Gen. Of STEM Girls

This All-Female Coding School In Afghanistan Is Inspiring The Younger Gen. Of STEM Girls

There is a movement happening around the world to engage especially young women and girls in STEM industries. Given that our society is only going to continue to innovate, it […]

Girl on a Mission

Threats Won’t Stop This Teen Girl From Leading Afghanistan’s 1st All-Female Orchestra

Threats Won’t Stop This Teen Girl From Leading Afghanistan’s 1st All-Female Orchestra

What do you do when you are a teen girl with a dream and a passion, but social constraints forbid it? Do it any, obviously! It’s what teens all over […]

Family Life

Sesame Street Advocating Girls’ Education & Empowerment With New Afghan Character Zari

Sesame Street Advocating Girls’ Education & Empowerment With New Afghan Character Zari

What better way to inspire the minds of young girls in Afghanistan than to create a character advocating for education and equal rights on the country’s most popular show for […]

Interviews

Our Interview With A Pioneer Women’s Magazine Editor From Afghanistan Is A Must-Read

Our Interview With A Pioneer Women’s Magazine Editor From Afghanistan Is A Must-Read

This story about a woman who has endured far more than many of us ever will, is a testament to the power and the importance of media, especially in countries […]

Girl on a Mission

Afghanistan’s 1st Female Street Artist Painting Messages About Hope, Hijabs & Feminism

Afghanistan’s 1st Female Street Artist Painting Messages About Hope, Hijabs & Feminism

Move over Banksy, looks like you’re not the only artist making social statements on the streets! The woman pictured above is Shamsia Hassani, a street artist based in Afghanistan whose […]

Politics

This Radio Station In Afghanistan Is Determined To Be A Platform For Women’s Rights, Despite Taliban Attacks

This Radio Station In Afghanistan Is Determined To Be A Platform For Women’s Rights, Despite Taliban Attacks

In September 2015, after nearly 14 years in seeming exile, the Taliban attacked a northern Afghanistan city called Kunduz, which decimated every part of town except the military base. It […]

Working Women

Championed By First Lady Rula Ghani, Afghanistan Is Set To Open Its First Women’s University

Championed By First Lady Rula Ghani, Afghanistan Is Set To Open Its First Women’s University

Let us just start off by saying this is a BIG freaking deal! News out of Afghanistan states they are set to open their very first Women’s University, which will […]

Working Women

Badass Teacher Aqeela Asifi Is Responsible For Educating 1000+ Refugee Girls In Pakistan

Badass Teacher Aqeela Asifi Is Responsible For Educating 1000+ Refugee Girls In Pakistan

Long before the world was introduced to Malala Yousafzai, there was Aqeela Asifi, a woman who has been championing the cause of girls education for decades. She is a woman […]

Politics, Working Women

The Malala Effect: Meet The Girl From Afghanistan Fighting For Children’s Education

The Malala Effect: Meet The Girl From Afghanistan Fighting For Children’s Education

We’ve always been big believers in the “Malala effect”, that she would inspire girls around the world to take up the mantle of education activist and fight for the right […]

Politics

History Made In Afghanistan With The Nomination Of The 1st Female Supreme Court Judge

History Made In Afghanistan With The Nomination Of The 1st Female Supreme Court Judge

Now this is democracy in action! Ever since the Taliban rule ended in Afghanistan and a democratic government was set up after the war with the help of US intervention, […]

Boys We Like

Men In Afghanistan, Inspired By He For She, Stand Up For The Women In Their Country

Men In Afghanistan, Inspired By He For She, Stand Up For The Women In Their Country

Ever since actress Emma Watson launched the He For She campaign for UN Women in late 2014, it has become he signature initiative to engage men in the fight for […]

Girl on a Mission

Afghan Girl Escapes Child Marriage, Now Makes Music To Shed Light On This Atrocity

Afghan Girl Escapes Child Marriage, Now Makes Music To Shed Light On This Atrocity

It is estimated that every year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18, and as a result are denied many basic human rights such as healthcare, education, […]