Afghanistan can be a hard and cruel land, especially for women and girls. Many fear they will be even more vulnerable to harsh tribal customs and the men who impose them after American troops withdraw by the end of But these could disappear without a strong commitment to preserve and advance them from Afghan leaders, Washington and other international partners. Severe restrictions imposed by the Taliban, on access to education, health care and work, before they were ousted from power after Sept. Women have run for office, been named to government posts and become more involved in Afghan society; some operate their own businesses.
Afghanistan: Girls Struggle for an Education | Human Rights Watch
The year-old, who lives in the eastern province of Nangarhar, said that her daughters were also beaten and mistreated. Conservative Afghan tradition has always valued the birth of sons over that of daughters. Although attitudes are changing in urban centres and among the more educated, women are sometimes badly injured or even killed after being abused for their failure to have a male child. Then my husband told me that he was going to marry another girl.
Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Kabul — Afghan government and international donor efforts since to educate girls have significantly faltered in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Sixteen years after the US-led military intervention in Afghanistan ousted the Taliban, an estimated two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school.
Women's rights in Afghanistan have been varied throughout history. Women officially gained equality under the constitution. Especially during the latter's rule, women had very little to no freedom, specifically in terms of civil liberties.