New Sky News documentary with Alex Crawford exploring women’s rights in Afghanistan to air next week

Friday 2 December 2022

The first film in a new three-part Sky News documentary series with special correspondent, Alex Crawford, looking at the fight for women’s rights in the world’s most hostile environments, airs on Sky channels next week. 

Premiering on Sky Documentaries and on Sky Showcase on Monday 5th December at 8pm, the first film - Women at War: Afghanistan - reports from one of the most oppressive regimes in the world, and sees Alex make contact with the informal networks of women’s resistance groups struggling to maintain their basic human rights, their freedom and their identity. This episode will be on Sky News each night from Friday 9th – Sunday 11th December.

Women at War: Afghanistan is a tale of extraordinary courage and resilience demonstrated by women who although persecuted by the Taliban and abandoned by the West, refuse to stay quiet – even if it costs them their lives. 

“Alex Crawford’s outstanding eyewitness journalism will take viewers to some of the most dangerous place in the world in this three-part documentary series. Women at War tells the stories of talented and brave women and girls fighting against oppression, war and violence.”
Cristina Nicolotti Squires

Director of Content at Sky News

From the secret safe houses of those brave enough to demonstrate on the streets to the illegal schools where women and young girls risk everything just to learn to read and write, Alex lifts the lid on an underground world where arrest, imprisonment and torture are a daily threat. 

The two further films in Women at War will look at the extraordinary levels of violence against women in Mexico and the women fighting for their freedom on the front line in Ukraine’s war against Russia. 

Women at War with Alex Crawford premiers on Monday 5th December on Sky Documentaries (Sky channel 114, Virgin Media channel 277 (HD) or 278) and Sky Showcase (Sky channel 106, Virgin Media channel 109 (HD) or channel 110). It will broadcast on Sky News (Sky channel 501, Virgin 603, BT 313 and Freeview 233) Friday 9th – Sunday 11th December. NOW TV customers with relevant subscriptions will also be able to watch the series.  

Notes to editors

Availability for all: Sky News is available free of charge via Sky TV, Freeview, and on the live streaming service on Sky News mobile and website as well as 24-hour breaking news coverage and analysis across the Sky News social channels. 

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