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A woman from Idlib countryside carrying a child. (Photo: IWPR)
23 Oct 17
A widow is left with few choices.
A dedicated space for driving lessons. (Photo: Mustafa al-Jalal)
17 Oct 17
Bold initiative challenges conservative prejudices.
A woman with children in Nuristan province, Afghanistan. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Investigation
11 Aug 17
In remote Nuristan, ancient tradition decrees that it’s female family members who have to do the heavy lifting.
Female lawmakers in the Afghan parliament. (Photo: Eric Kanalstein/Getty Images)
8 Jun 17
Statistics showing rising numbers of female officials do not tell the whole story.
Bamiyan shelter and safe house cares for battered Afghan women. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
20 Apr 17
The whole concept of such shelters remains controversial in this deeply conservative country.
27 Mar 17
Without officials papers it’s impossible to vote, travel or get medical care.
In Afghanistan, the most common ages for girls to get married are 15 and 16. (Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Investigation
22 Mar 17
The consequences of early marriage often ruin girls’ lives.
11 Mar 17
Women say they face unremitting harassment in the public sphere.
Afghanistan has introduced legislation banning the harassment of women and children. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
2017 Women's Day
8 Mar 17
Opinion divided over legislation that will outlaw such abuse for the first time.
Journalists working for Umma, Kyrgyzstan’s only Muslim affairs magazine. (Photo courtesy of UMMA magazine)
2017 Women's Day
8 Mar 17
Women may wear hijab, but they refuse to be pigeonholed.

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