Rukhshana Media

Rukhshana Media

Rukhshana Media is a women-led news organization established in November 2020 to cover women’s issues in Afghanistan. Rukhshana Media was named after a young woman, Rukhshana, who was stoned to death by the Taliban in 2015.

Rukhshana Media was born to rectify women’s empty place in Afghanistan’s patriarchal and androcentric news media landscape. Men have often decided what is “newsworthy,” what matters enough to talk about and how to report it. With this background, Rukhshana Media is committed to defining news from the perspective of women and reporting on what matters to women.

Rukhshana Media tells the story of women from across Afghanistan, from their concerns at home and their role and position in society. They publish stories in two languages, Persian and English, covering Afghan women’s issues inside and outside of Afghanistan.

Archive Exhibitions Supported by Rukhshana Media

Far From Home

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2023

After the fall of Kabul in August 2021, Afghan women are attempting to build new lives abroad. These are the stories of seven women’s journeys that took them around the globe.

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