Reports and Analysis
Original reporting by the Afghan Witness team
23 Sept 2022
Explosion at Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque in Kabul
An emergency hospital in Kabul, run by Emergency NGO, stated that they received 14 victims of the blast, four of which died on arrival.
15 Aug 2022
Afghanistan’s education sector under the Taliban
Since the Taliban’s return last August, the group has demonstrated determination to regulate, shape, and control access to education in Afghanistan.
9 Aug 2022
One year on: how life has changed for Afghanistan’s women and girls
Afghan Witness assesses how the Taliban’s return has impacted women’s access to education and employment, their freedom of movement and dress, and their ability to access support services.
25 Jul 2022
How a false press release on girls’ schools made international headlines
Afghan Witness analyses the fake press release that was picked up by several reputable news outlets and multiple journalists.
14 Jul 2022
Afghanistan’s teenage girls and the online teacher determined to help them
In Afghanistan, girls’ secondary schools have been closed for 300 days and counting, but the country’s teenage girls - assisted by an international army of volunteers led by Angela Ghayour - are finding other ways to learn.
7 Jul 2022
Attack on Taliban gathering for Loya Jirga in Kabul, ISKP claims responsibility
As photos and videos emerged online in the 24-hours following initial reports of an attack, Afghan Witness investigators were able to use open source techniques to gain a fuller understanding of events.