Munisa Rashid's life has been severely restricted since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan - just like most women in the country. She is no longer allowed to dress however she wants or leave the house without a male guardian. Photo: Shabnam Alkozay.
Of: Liljan Daoud
Since the Taliban took over the Afghan state in 2021, everyday life looks different for most Afghans. Their economic opportunities and women's rights have been severely limited. munisa Rashid, communicator at Swedish Afghanistan Committee (SAK), is one of many women in the country who are no longer allowed to start their dream education or dress how they want.
March 8, 2023, Interview
Women and girls are particularly vulnerable to repression under the Taliban regime, something Elham Kohistani, an activist, and Najiba Sanjar, a crisis coordinator and consultant, said at a seminar during Almedalen Week. Photo: Julia Lundén Azzeddine.
Of: Julia Lundén Azzeddine
One year after the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, the country is hard hit by poverty, famine, unemployment and dismantled health care. During Almedalen Week, several people discussed the crisis situation in the country.
July 20, 2022, Almedalen - article, Report
FUF interviews Najiba Sanjar about what Sweden and the international community can do for women and girls in Afghanistan. - Millions of girls and women in Afghanistan are suffering, from poverty and from restrictions of the Taliban. They are ordinary people of Afghanistan and they do deserve a dignified life, says Najiba Sanjar. Interviewer: Julia […]
July 6, 2022, Almedalen - video, Uncategorized
Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, they have - among other restrictions for women - restricted girls' possibility to go to school. Photo: Kajsa Waaghals.
Of: Arzo Bahar
Eight months after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, hope is paused as new policies restricting women are confirmed. These include an ongoing ban on secondary school for girls and increasingly stringent male escort requirements. Arzo Bahar, the president of the Female Staff Association of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, describes her experience as a working woman and mother, and the fears she has for her daughters.
April 26, 2022, English, Guest chronicle, Guest piece, Magazine
Date and time: 29 Mar, 18:00 - 19:00
The situation in Afghanistan changed drastically during the summer of 2021 when the Taliban took control of Kabul on August 15 of that year. With the Taliban in power, Afghanistan risks becoming a country governed by Sharia law where women's human rights are curtailed. Now, about 7 months after the Taliban took power, many question marks remain. What does the situation look like right now? How is it affected […]
March 14, 2022, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast
The situation in Afghanistan could be the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN Food Program WFP. Photo: Pixabay.
Of: Samira Issa
Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in August 2021, many countries have reduced or stopped extensive funding for the country. But several countries are continuing with humanitarian aid.
March 4, 2022, Notis
Millions of Afghans are facing starvation, displacement, and rising conflicts which is pushing the struggling nation to the deep end. Photo: Canva.
Of: Vedika Jiandani
The aftermath of the political fallout of former President Ashraf Ghani's government has been nothing short of apocalyptic for the people of Afghanistan. The implausible rise of the Taliban after two decades has brought with it immense turmoil and uncertainty for the future of the country.
December 14, 2021, English, Magazine, News article
This summer, protests were held around the world against the actions of the outside world during the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan. Photo: Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona. Source: Unsplash.
Of: Julia Lundén Azzeddine
During the intensive news reporting on the Taliban regime's takeover of Afghanistan this summer, Sweden's aid authority Sida announced that they will end million payments in aid for development projects in the country. - It will destroy development programs concerning education, health and more, says Anders Fänge, Afghanistan expert and board member of the Swedish Afghanistan Committee.
December 8, 2021, Interview
Of: Louise Marklund
The debate this week has been dominated by the escalating conflict between Israel and Palestine, where mediation efforts seem to be failing. At the same time, terrorist attacks are being directed at schoolgirls in Afghanistan and European co-operation is being questioned.
May 17, 2021, Current debate