Women and Girls in Afghanistan: Two years on from the Taliban takeover

Two years ago, the Taliban took power in Afghanistan following the frantic withdrawal of NATO troops. Since then, journalists, LGBTQI+ people, former government employees, as well as activists for women’s and human rights, have been among those targeted with repression and open violence. At the same time, there are virtually no safe routes out of the country. The impact of the Taliban takeover on women and girls in Afghanistan has been particularly severe.

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