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Hannah Wallace


Hannah Wallace is a London-based writer and researcher on armed violence and foreign affairs

Following years of conflict, looting, and destruction, northwest Syria’s cultural heritage faces extinction, but those who are actively engaged in preserving those treasures are not giving up.

18 October, 2023

With abortions being a criminal offence in Afghanistan, the procedures are increasingly being performed at home by traditional midwives who often lack training and knowledge of post-abortion care leaving many women with torturous experiences.

06 June, 2023

Minority freedoms have been crushed since the Taliban returned to power, none more so than the country's LGBTQ+ community. Faced with brutal violence by the authorities and suspicion from the wider community, many are forced to flee or enter hiding.

07 February, 2023

Three months after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, women's sport has paid a high price after the Taliban's reassertion of control. With many women's teams fleeing to Europe, women wishing to pursue sport in the country face a worrying future.

11 November, 2021

While there has been progress across much of the country today, cycling for women is still seen as un-Islamic and immoral with females being threatened, assaulted and shot for merely riding a bike.

22 July, 2021

Analysis: The US president's Afghanistan peace deal may alienate the very people it aims to bring together, the Afghan government and Taliban leaders.

18 March, 2021

The internet for many is a forum to express views and opinions, but in the UAE the government has implemented a succession of restrictive laws designed to curtail these freedoms.

16 July, 2019