Ali Tawakuli is a prominent activist for the rights of Afghanistan’s LGBTQ+ community and the founder of Rainbow Afghanistan. Before the resurgence of the Taliban,
For 11 days, Mohra Barakzay was on a hunger strike to get the world to recognize the gender apartheid in Afghanistan. The 22-year-old Swedish-based queer
After the return of the Taliban to power, women protested Taliban restrictions on women’s education and employment through demonstrations in Afghanistan and around the world.
‘I wish I was a woman so I could get married or a man so I could work’: an interview with a transgender
The LGBTQ+ community in Afghanistan is in crisis. Marginalized under the previous government, it faces humiliation, suppression and outright oppression under the Taliban. Its members
The refugee situation in Turkey is being politicized: an interview with Zakira Hekmat Dr. Zakira Hekmat is the founder of the Afghan Refugee Solidarity Association
For more than a decade, Fawzia Wahdat worked as a journalist in Afghanistan. In addition, she spent two years serving as a provincial commissioner of
Zan Times reached out to Zarifa Ghafari for an interview for our fact-checking article, “Who is the real Zarifa Ghafari?” Ms. Ghafari agreed to provide
For more than 10 years, Fereshta Abbasi has investigated and documented human rights violations in Afghanistan. Currently, she is a researcher in the Asia division
Afghanistan’s LGBTQ community needs urgent international support: Artemis Akbary, in part II of his interview
Note: Here is the second and final part of our interview with Artemis Akbary, an LGBTQ rights activist and founder of the Afghanistan LGBT Organization.
No one should be threatened with violence because of their identity: an interview with Artemis Akbary (I)
Afghanistan has long been a dangerous country for its LGBTQ community, which has always been deprived of fundamental human rights. Due to that lack of