The history of secret education for girls in Afghanistan – and its use as a political symbol

Elaine Unterhalter, UCL In August 2021 the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, and since then secondary education for girls in the country has been banned. However, there have been reports of clandestine girls’ schools operating despite the ban. Teenage girls … Continue reading The history of secret education for girls in Afghanistan – and its use as a political symbol

Women lead religious groups in many ways – besides the growing number who have been ordained

Deborah Whitehead, University of Colorado Boulder What constitutes women’s leadership in religious communities is open to many interpretations. In the U.S., more attention has been given to women’s ordination because of the highly public and visible nature of these roles, … Continue reading Women lead religious groups in many ways – besides the growing number who have been ordained