Taliban Still Won’t Allow Girls Back in School

Taliban Still Won’t Allow Girls Back in School

Image by Pixabay on Pexels By Zahra Latheef, age 11 Teenage girls and women in some parts of Afghanistan still aren’t allowed to go to schools and colleges. Since the Taliban overthrew the Western-backed government on Aug. 15, 2021, only boys, men and younger girls...

Working Behind the Scenes of U.S. Military Bases

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 12 Subcontractors are recruiting workers from South Asian countries to work on U.S. military bases in Afghanistan and Iraq under fraudulent terms. PHOTO: Anjali Kamat Since 2002, South Asian workers in Afghanistan and Iraq have been working...

Women's Rights Today

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 10 Girls learning in their classroom in Afghanistan. PHOTO: Asian Development Bank Women around the world have made huge gains in terms of equality, but women still face many struggles every day. Women and girls in countries around the...

Ten Years Later: Still Waging War in Afghanistan

By JUDI CHENG Tens of thousands of Afghani people have been killed since the start of the U.S. invasion. Photo: flickr.com/zoriah October 7, 2011 was the tenth anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. The United States invaded Afghanistan after the September 11,...

The Ten Years After September 11, 2001

By AMANDA VENDER GRAPHIC: Christine Hale The tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks is being marked with ceremonies to honor the nearly 3,000 victims of that day. The 9/11 memorial in New York City is being dedicated, and elected officials speak of...