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.
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.
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.