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Oct 28, 2021

Halaimzai and Sakhi in Middle East Institute: Women in Afghanistan: No Hope for Human Rights?

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Politics & Diplomacy

BelarusAlert

Oct 24, 2021

Maria of Minsk

By Melinda Haring

Imprisoned activist Maria Kalesnikava did not seek a career in politics but since the outbreak of anti-regime protests in Belarus she has become a source of inspiration for the country's pro-democracy movement.

Belarus Civil Society

UkraineAlert

Oct 21, 2021

Ukraine’s classical music superstar Oksana Lyniv makes history again

By Peter Dickinson

Ukraine's superstar classical music conductor Oksana Lyniv made history yet again in October 2021 when she was named as the first ever female musical director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in Italy.

Resilience & Society Ukraine

In the News

Oct 11, 2021

GeoEcon data visualization on gender breakdown of economic nobel laureates reproduced in Axios

By Mrugank Bhusari

Read the full article here.

Economy & Business Women

In the News

Sep 24, 2021

Charai in the National Interest: The fight for Afghan women’s rights is just the beginning

By Atlantic Council

While the US government needs to work with the Taliban to evacuate trapped Americans and allies, there can be no talk of "normalizing relations" with the Taliban until it normalizes its treatment of women and ethnic minorities, and the US has a major role to play in protecting human rights, argues Ahmed Charai.

Afghanistan Extremism

SouthAsiaSource

Sep 15, 2021

The implications of the Taliban’s new government for Afghanistan

By South Asia Center

The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, in partnership with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, recorded a panel discussion on Tuesday, September 14 to discuss what the future holds for Afghanistan amid the Taliban’s new government and recent political developments in the country.

Afghanistan Human Rights

In the News

Sep 8, 2021

Asat joins PRI’s The World to discuss China’s war against the Uyghurs

By Atlantic Council

China Human Rights

SouthAsiaSource

Aug 30, 2021

A moral consideration of the Taliban’s legitimacy

By Nilofar Sakhi

After the collapse of Ashraf Ghani's government and the return of Taliban, the country faces multiple challenges including humanitarian crisis and Taliban legitimacy. The international community should use aid as a leverage to pressure Taliban to form an inclusive government and address humanitarian issues.

Afghanistan Conflict

In the News

Aug 25, 2021

Nilofar Sakhi among the “leading Advocates for Women Call on Biden Administration: “Do Not Abandon Afghan Women and Girls.”

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

In the News

Aug 25, 2021

Nilofar Sakhi on USA Today said that “she’s received daily calls from panicked women in tears looking for assistance in fleeing the country.”

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

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