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Women in Afghanistan
(Guardian News and Media)
Under the rule of the Taliban (1994) women were treated poorly and had restricted rights. Some restrictions included not being allowed to work, not being able to receive an education, or not being able to be seen in public with someone other then a relative. Women's access to medical help had decreased as well as the safety of leaving their own home alone. Under the Taliban women lost self pride and the opportunity to show power in any form. (Women and Girls of Afghan.)
(Hazara Asylum Seekers)
After the fall of the Taliban, the restrictions were lifted and women began to be treated as more of an equal. Women now hold a stronger reputation and function more as an individual then in the past. Rights have been slowly given to them and currently there are plenty of Afghanistan women running for office, creating their own businesses, and simply becoming more involved in society. (The Women of Afghanistan)
Even with the decrease of harsh Taliban rule, some women today in Afghanistan still struggle to find their say and equality.
“Equal rights and human rights!”
(Afghan Women Protest Law)
In history, as well today women have many restrictions that were stated during the Taliban. Although some rules were lifted, many still continue on today.
The Taliban Militia, before the fall, were known for their harshness and carelessness to the punishments inflicted upon the Afghanistan women. Women were brutally beaten, publicly threatened, and killed when under the decree of the Taliban.
(Peoples Democratic Party of Afghanistan)
(Women’s Voting 2004)
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