The Taliban say they don’t exist, but small groups of loosely linked resistance fighters still operate across Afghanistan and beyond.
“The Taliban regime is truly the dark ages for Afghan LGBTQ people,” a 21-year-old gay artist in Kabul said.
26-year-old Ayat blazed a trail for women runners in Afghanistan, but a year after the Taliban’s return to power, she’s been unable to find a new permanent home for herself or her family.
Some small-time Chinese entrepreneurs are thriving in Afghanistan, but state-backed mining and infrastructure projects are still in talks.
A year after they seized power, the Taliban is plagued by internal arguments about what an Islamic government in Afghanistan should look like, and girls’ education is the biggest casualty.
The Taliban's swift takeover of Kabul following the collapse of the Afghan government last August sparked a humanitarian crisis as thousands attempted to flee.
“I don’t know what the difference is, why you have to be treated discriminately,” an Afghan refugee said of Japan’s immigration policy.
Afghan society has undergone a dramatic transformation since the Taliban swept to power one year ago.
A year on from the Taliban’s takeover, VICE World News looks at what impact the regime has had on global drug supply.
“Death is much better than the life we go through,” said the father, as his family grapples with both grief and the harsh realities of Taliban rule.
"Part of me wonders, in 10, 20, 30 years’ time, when I look back on this... Whether documenting the worst days in people's lives will be morally conscionable."