Fahim Ahmad Yousufzai


In Afghanistan, Gender Not Always Indicator of Support for Women’s Rights

December 13, 2017


During a meeting last week with female lawmakers on the role of women in state-building and government, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared that “discrimination against women is not our culture.”  There is a robust relationship between the strength of democracy, gender equality, and security. This relationship is implicit in the National Un… Read more

Afghan Survey 

What Factors Drive Support for Women’s Rights in Afghanistan?

May 17, 2017


At the annual World Economic Forum in Davos this year, global leaders got an opportunity that many never believed possible: they got the opportunity to hear an all-female Afghan orchestra perform on stage for its first-ever international performance. For Afghanistan—where music was banned under Taliban rule and the status of women has continually b… Read more