Since the Taliban returned to power in 2021, the situation facing Afghan women and girls can only be described as gender apartheid. They have decimated the fundamental human rights of women and girls to live a free and dignified existence, excluding them from almost all forms of public life and prohibiting them from going to work, attending school, or traveling alone.
This system of governance is being violently enforced, with non-compliance resulting in abductions, detentions, and killings. Against the backdrop of such restrictions, Afghan women continue to resist the Taliban and advocate for themselves and their families.
In the face of this crisis, Mina’s List has worked to:
- Help evacuate women leaders left behind and at-risk in Afghanistan
- Help women leaders who have managed to escape find resettlement in the U.S. and around the world
- Amplify the voices of Afghan women in the media
- Engage key decision makers in the U.S. government to urge them to implement the women, peace, and security (WPS) agenda
This vital work would not be possible without the generous support of our donors. Please join us in helping Afghan women by making a donation today. Thank you.