Stephanie Sinclair shares the experiences child brides face. She discusses the need for their voices to be heard and the challenges she faced as a journalist who witnessed their struggles and abuse.
A glimpse into the life of Afghans as the Taliban take over their villages—swiftly, unchallenged, and barely noticed by the rest of the world.
Anna Badkhen discusses the recent Taliban takeover of several villages in Afghanistan's Balkh Province.
Four weeks after the Taliban announced the beginning of their annual spring offensive, the insurgents have quietly taken over most of the Balkh province.
Thousands of people have been injured by years of wartime activity in Afghanistan, but only a select group of people receive aid for their disabilities.
The veneration of Samaruddin, a policeman killed by NATO after he murdered two American soldiers last month, represents the discontent in Faryab Province with the NATO presence in Afghanistan.
Land mines and old ordnance kill or injure, on average, 40 Afghans each month. This week, four children in Mazar-e-Sharif were the newest victims.
Who controls Faryab province, the police or the Taliban? For the time being, the region is in the grip of these two warring groups, but the police force is overwhelmed and losing ground.
UNICEF reports that 57 percent of marriages in Afghanistan involve girls below the legal age limit. But, in the isolated north, girls are not the only ones married young.
Osama bin Laden's death may have made headlines in the United States, but, in a village in northern Afghanistan, few have heard of the Al Qaeda leader.
In a country where the trauma never ceases, at least two-thirds of Afghanis suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. With suffering almost completely unrecognized, prayer is the only therapy.
"Bin Laden was just one man. Why should his death bring any changes here?" said Colonel Nur Ahmad, the deputy police chief of Jowzjan province.