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On Gender

News, research, insights and discussion of gender

The Afghan girls raised as boys (Guardian U.K.)
3 years ago

The Afghan girls raised as boys (Guardian U.K.)

In Afghanistan, ranked the worst country in the world to be born a girl, some parents are bringing up their daughters as sons. Then comes puberty and the ‘bacha posh’ …
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Rape and ‘honor killings’ in Afghanistan
3 years ago

Rape and ‘honor killings’ in Afghanistan

Bacha posh doesn’t only allow girls access to better opportunities, it also protects them from other horrific abuses. The New York Times reports on the recent case of a young …
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The Importance of Educating Afghan Girls
3 years ago

The Importance of Educating Afghan Girls

A poignant piece that highlights the importance of educating Afghan girls from both a moral and economic standpoint…

A Story About the Importance of Educating Afghan Girls in Afghanistan and… …
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How Should Muslim Women Dress in Public?
4 years ago

How Should Muslim Women Dress in Public?

The issue of how muslim women should dress in public has always been a point of contention. Recently, in a bid to explore exactly what constitutes preferred public attire, the …
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Breaking Free, in Life and on Screen
4 years ago

Breaking Free, in Life and on Screen

“The Patience Stone,” starring Golshifteh Farahani as a mother of two who is turned into a caregiver for her husband after he is shot and falls into a coma, brings …
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