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Afghanistan

How Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani Is Advancing Women's Rights

Afghanistan's former president, Hamid Karzai, never appeared in public with his wife during his 10 years in office. Read More »

These Afghan Women Are Turning Everything Green: From Local Crops to Local Economy

In the Shibar Valley of Afghanistan, the once dry, mountainous terrain is now growing with a variety of crops. Read More »

This Former Child Bride's Novel Is Becoming a Bestseller in Afghanistan

This former child bride wrote a book largely based on her harrowing journey and her novel is on its way to becoming a bestseller throughout Afghanistan. Read More »

Sesame Street's New Hijabi Muppet Will Empower Girls Around the World

She's 6 years old, has multi-colored hair, dons a hijab, sports a school uniform, and is the newest addition to Afghanistan's "Sesame Street." Her name actually means "shimmering" and the fact we're most excited about? She's a feminist. Read More »

These Girls Are Changing the World, One Skateboard at a Time

Afghanistan's first skateboarding school Skateistan is launching a new platform for young girls to create their own futures.¬† Read More »

Angelina Jolie Pitt to Produce Film Based On Afghan Girl's Life

Angelina Jolie¬†continues to show off her producing and directing chops with her Read More »