Women in Afghanistan: Life under the restraints of the Taliban | Women’s rights

From: UpFront

‘People are trying to grasp something that gives them hope, and that hope is being discarded every day.’

When the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan in August 2021, they sought to reassure Afghans and the international community that the rights of women and girls would be respected and that they would remain active members. of Afghan society.

Yet nearly a year and a half later, the situation for women and girls in the country is dire.

The Taliban have effectively banned women and girls from going to high schools and universities. It has restricted their employment, and even completely banned their presence in many public spaces.

But as former Afghanistan ambassador to the United States, Adela Raz, told Marc Lamont Hill, Afghan families are still “trying”.

“Families in the country are still trying to knock on doors to find ways to send their daughters to school,” Raz said.

So what does this mean for Afghanistan’s future? And is there any hope for Afghan women?

ABOVE UpFrontMarc Lamont Hill talks with Raz, current director of Princeton University’s Afghanistan Policy Laboratory.


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