The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in 2021 has had a huge and negative effect on the country’s women; they are banned from secondary and university education, cannot work for non-governmental organisations, and face increasing restrictions on basic freedoms. Shazia Haya fled Afghanistan in 2021 and she presents Dars a new BBC education series for girls who are barred from attending secondary school in the country. Film-maker and journalist Tamana Ayazi speaks to the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet about the reality for women in Afghanistan, and what happens next. Ayazi directed the Netflix documentary In her Hands, which narrates the story of Zafira Ghafari and her fight for human rights when the Taliban took over her country. They both speak to the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet about the reality for women in Afghanistan, and what happens next.
Helena Bonham Carter, Allie Esiri, Tom Goodman-Hill, Jessica Raine, Tony Robinson, Simon Schama, Jordan Stephens, Samuel West and Olivia Williams