"The Taliban don’t know how to govern": The Afghan women shaping global policy from exile

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September 1, 2022

"The Taliban don’t know how to govern": The Afghan women shaping global policy from exile

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Speaking at the UN headquarters in October 2021, from left to right: Asila Wardak, Fawzia Koofi, Anisa Shaheed and Naheed Farid. Photograph: UN Women

Despite the upheaval of the Taliban takeover, the ‘group of six’ are finding ways to tackle the political and humanitarian crisis.

It has been described as Afghanistan’s brain drain, after the Taliban’s return to power last year precipitated an exodus of politicians, academics and journalists who fled in anticipation of reprisals and censorship under the militant group’s draconian regime.

For a small group of Afghan women, however, the work of running the country has not stopped, even in exile.

Click here to read the full article published by The Guardian on 25 September 2022.

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Rosie Swash and Ruchi Kumar
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The Guardian
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2022
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UN Women