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The Plight of Afghan Women: A Disturbing Picture

Our cover image this week is powerful, shocking and disturbing. It is a portrait of Aisha, a shy 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced by a Taliban...

Meena

Meena called the women of Afghanistan sleeping lions, pledging that one day they would awake and roar. In 1977, at the age of 20, she launched the country's...

Veil of Tears

Taliban-controlled Afghanistan is no place for children, especially young girls. That's why Parvana, the 11-year-old heroine of Deborah Ellis' children's novel...

The Advocate

Soraya Parlika didn't have to run secret schools for young women when the Taliban ruled Kabul. She didn't have to open her home for meetings on women's rights in...

What's Hard to Look At.

Our cover image this week is powerful, shocking and disturbing. It is a portrait of Aisha, a shy 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced by a Taliban...

Talking Points: China and the U.S.

Father Paul A priest in China's underground, non-approved Catholic Church I hope President Bush will use his influence to encourage Hu to establish...

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