In 2013, she was celebrated as Afghanistan’s first women pilot In more than three decades But two years later, Niloofar Rahmani left her beloved country after she was threatened by some Taliban outlaws, of her own relatives In 2021, she was more than alarmed by the Taliban’s official resurgence Any picture of women in the stores and the walls, it has been already blacked out. When the Taliban last ruled Afghanistan Women were mostly confined to their homes and faced restrictions on education working In 2021, the Taliban promised they would respect women’s rights “within the framework of Islamic Law” but experts remained skeptical. Rahmani was just 18 when she joined the Afghan military. soon after she became the Air Force’s first female fixed-wing pilot she began getting threats. In 2018, she received asylum in the US.