Since the second Taliban takeover of the Afghan government in August 2021, FMF has continued to support Afghan women and girls by amplifying their voices and advocacy for their human rights. We have also helped evacuate feminist activists and their families from Afghanistan, as well as college students, for their safety.
After the first regime of the Taliban collapsed in 2001, during the Afghan republic and elected government (2002-2021), Afghan women and girls made great achievements in their fight for equality. Despite the Taliban’s return to power in August 2021 and the rapid loss of human rights, Afghan women have been leading efforts in Afghanistan and globally to restore their human rights. We continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them to support and to amplify their voices in the fight for equality.