Is talking to the Taliban a betrayal of Afghanistan’s women?

Is talking to the Taliban a betrayal of Afghanistan’s women?

Orzala Ashraf and Michael Semple, both passionate workers for peace, have very differing points of view. Comment on our debate.

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NI 442 - Climate change denial - May, 2011
Afgan women are conditoned to mistrust each other.Radu Sigheti / Reuters

I put a spell on you...

NI gives the inside story on how male sorcerers are keeping women down in Afghanistan.

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NI 436 - A wake-up call for democracy - October, 2010
Mohammad Khan in chains: ‘They are not letting me go from here. When can I go from here?’Photo by RYAN FLETCHER

Making me crazy

The treatment of Afghans with mental illness is only adding to their trauma.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009
Those we lost

Those we lost

Afghanistan has the second highest maternal mortality rate in the world. And behind every death there is a poignant story – told here by a sister, a husband and by photographer Jean Chung.

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NI 420 - Mothers who die - March, 2009

The Opium Bank

A canny village woman talks to NI.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008
Agriculture – on which most Afghans depend – has been neglected.Ali Omid / Aina Photo Agency / Afghanistan

Where has the money gone?

Abdul Basir on the missing aid billions.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008

Hearts and minds

Afghan views on WHAM – a key strategy of the coalition forces’ war against the Taliban. Pictures from AINA’s gallery.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008
A scene from AH5787, which is touring the country in pursuit of justice.FROZAN

Theatre of justice

Drama is helping victims, writes Hadi Ogal.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008

The blight of impunity

Human rights activist Horia Mosadiq takes her Government to task.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008
Gulbuddin Elham / Aina Photo Agency / Afghanistan

Afghanistan - The Facts

The basics, conflict, aid & social equality in Afghanistan.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008
Two of Aina’s photographers, Farzana Wahidy and Freshta Kohistany, present contrasting images of contemporary Afghan womanhood. Behind them is the Kabul River Bazaar.Fardin Waezi / Aina Photo Agency / Afghanistan

Beyond the burqa

Sex, dating and the struggle for modernity.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008
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A brief history of Afghanistan

The fighting, the pain and the hunger for change

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008
Western troops must use different methods and strategies to stop harming civilians.Gulbuddin Elham / Aina Photo Agency / Afghanistan

Losing Afghans

How to lose friends and alienate people, by Kabul defence journalist, Khabaryal.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008
Adaptability is plentiful, as this family in Herat Province demonstrates. But after seven years of occupation, where is Afghanistan heading?Fardin Waezi / Aina Photo Agency / Afghanistan

Afghanistan on the edge

And the West acting like it knows best... again. Isn’t it time we listened to Afghans, asks Vanessa Baird?

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008

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Climate change denial May, 2011
Humans vs. Nature November, 2010
A wake-up call for democracy October, 2010
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Mothers who die March, 2009
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
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