In A New Afghanistan, Some Women Fear For Their Rights — But Others Are Hopeful

This week, women protested in Kabul after the Taliban announced an all-male interim government. One woman who helped organized the protests told NPR “the world should feel” what Afghan women are facing. That woman — and another who was desperately trying to leave the country — spoke to Rachel Martin on Morning Edition. More from their interviews here.

While some women fear the rights they’ve gained in the last 20 years will disappear, other women — particularly in rural areas — are hopeful for a future with less violence and military conflict. Anand Gopal wrote about them for The New Yorker in a piece called “The Other Afghan Women.” He spoke to Mary Louise Kelly.

Special thanks to NPR’s Michele Keleman for production help on this episode.

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