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By Elaheh Rostami-Povey

This publication appears at how Afghan girls have fought repression and challenged stereotypes, either in the nation and in diasporas in Iran, Pakistan, the united states and the united kingdom. protecting subject matters from the Taliban and the impression of Sept. 11 to the function of NGOs and the expansion of the opium economic climate, Rostami-Povey will get at the back of the media hype and provides a colourful and various photograph of those women's lives. the way forward for women's rights in Afghanistan, she argues, relies not just on overcoming neighborhood male domination, but in addition on demanding imperial domination and opposing the turning out to be divide among the West and the Muslim international.

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The warlords were pressurizing my father to force me to wear chaddari. But my father always told them that I have the courage to go out without chaddari. At the time I was working for the local newspaper in Balkh. Towards the end I was the only woman who was working in the Two 22 media in our area. It was not just me, many women till the last moment worked and went to university. According to Islamic law, women should not be forced into marriage; their consent is always necessary. Where a minor has been married without this, she can ask for her marriage to be annulled on reaching the age of majority.

People became increasingly vulnerable and resorted to desperate strategies for coping. Men joined with warlords and later the Taliban, boys became involved in child labour and child soldiering. Women and girls, separated from their families by conflict, displacement and migration, turned to begging and sex work. The civil war and the Taliban period To understand the plight of Afghan women under the Taliban, it is important to understand why and how the Taliban came to power. In the 1980s, the Soviet Union poured US$45 Two 20 billion dollars into Afghanistan and the USA committed US$5 billion aid to the Mujaheddin.

Traditionally, women are peace-brokers as well as mobilizing resistance among communities. 4 Women’s contribution to the economy is undeniable and is based on communal labour in agriculture and cooperation with men. Historically, sowing, ploughing and heavy harvesting tasks are performed by men and the remaining harvesting tasks are performed by women. Rural women manage domestic food supplies and determine what should be sold as cash crops and what should be retained to feed the family. Carpet weaving has been an important part of the rural economy.

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