The escape of the Afghanistan women’s football team

In mid-August, as the Taliban took Kabul and thousands of desperate Afghans attempted to flee the country, the international sporting community became particularly worried about one group of athletes – the women’s national football team. Known worldwide as activists and symbols for equality, their lives were suddenly in danger.

Audio producer Ellen Leabeater speaks to the global team of activists, lawyers, politicians and footballers who banded together to evacuate the athletes and bring them to Australia.


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