As U.S. leaves, Afghan women brace to defend hard-won freedoms from the Taliban

Dr. Najmussama Shefajo remembers feeling “suffocated.” 

“We couldn’t see our way, how to walk,” she recalled to D’Agata. “I myself, I couldn’t breathe even.”

Now she fears the Taliban’s return is inevitable.

“I have three daughters. My daughters are studying. What will happen to their life?”

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