Afghan women register to vote before the 2004 election.

Afghan Women Weren’t at the Negotiating Table Then, and They’re Not in the Peace Agreement Now

After 18 years of war, $780 billion spent on combat, and $130 billion spent on reconstruction, the administration’s new stated goal in Afghanistan is “to achieve a peace agreement that ensures Afghan soil is never used again by terrorists against the United States, its allies, or any country and allows American troops to return home.” […]

We Need an Intersectional, Not Just an International, Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women

CW: rape, transphobia According to the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the United Nations defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual of psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of […]