Fawzia Koofi - the first female to run for President of Afghanistan. She was abandoned as a child because she's a female, and has had several attempts on her life by Taliban forces. She's still running for office.
Soraya Tarzi: The Human Rights Queen of Afghanistan
1920s Afghanistan was a progressive and rapidly-modernizing country in large part to the most powerful, empathic, and maligned queen it had ever seen.
Photos of Afghanistan before and after
1st photo, Kabul in 1970 2nd photo, the same intersection in 1993 during the civil war. Taken in 1994 Kabul Traffic Photograph by John Moore/Getty Images This 2006 photo of the old district in Kabul, Afghanistan, shows one of the effects of the influx of foreign capital following the expulsion of the Taliban. Thousands of people have bought cars with their newfound wealth, leading to hours-long traffic snarls on streets previously plied mainly by donkey carts and bicycles. At top: Darul Aman…
Malalai Joya: The Bravest Woman in Afghanistan
Malalai Joya, at only 30 years of age, has been called “the most famous woman in Afghanistan” and compared to democratic leaders such as Burma’s Aung San Suu…
Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, And One Woman's Jou...
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Albanian women choose celibacy to become men
The patriarchal society in northern Albania denies women opportunities given to men -- with the exception of an ancient law that allows women to become heads of households after taking an oath of celibacy. Photographer Pepa Hristova documented these women in her project, "Sworn Virgins."