Zuhal is only the second young woman in her family who is pursuing higher education and a career. Most women in her family have settled down to marry and raise children straight after school. Read more
The annual N-Peace Awards shine a spotlight on extraordinary activists, campaigners, and advocates in Asia and the Pacific who are championing the role of women in peacebuilding efforts and working to… Read more
“The day my family was celebrating my entry to the Faculty of Literature, I announced that I no longer wanted to study in that field,” says Gulafrooz Ebtekar, a police officer in Afghanistan. Read more
Imagine a situation where just going to school puts your life at risk.
Under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, this was the situation for Nilab Aria and many others. In second grade, she had to be… Read more
Mina Naibkhil is a 21-year old Afghan woman studying art at Kabul University. Her paintings reflect her view of women’s life in Afghanistan, and draw on imagery of a world in which women are bold and… Read more