What does the Taliban takeover of Kabul mean for the future of women’s rights in Afghanistan? Only a few women took part in intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha between the then-Afghan government and Taliban representatives. Nevertheless, there were high expectations that the Afghan government and the Taliban would negotiate a comprehensive settlement that would institutionalize achievements made over the last 20 years with respect to women’s rights. With the fall of Kabul, however, hope has now turned to fear. What comes next for women’s rights in Afghanistan?