Mandana Hendessi on the criminalisation of Afghan women's sexuality

In the Islamic legal tradition, any sexual act and behaviour outside marriage is a crime. The main category for such...


Forced marriages and kidnapping: The escalating challenges facing young women in Afghanistan

Roya Musawi is a journalist, public communicator, and writer with extensive experience in advocacy, and public relations. For the past 8 years, she has served in different national and international organizations in support of human rights, women’s rights, youth and gender equality. Names in this article have been changed to protect sources. TW: discussions of sexual violence and suicide.


The roar of Iranian women: An Iranian refugee's account of oppression and protest

Throughout my short life, I have seen women begging for their lives and freedom. Freedom is something that a lot of...