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Women's Rights in Afghanistan

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Aiesha Anchan

on 1 March 2013

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What can we do to help women's rights in Afghanistan? How it Started It affected the whole society... Women are capable of doing the same things as men, it's just that no one notices. Women’s rights in Afghanistan have suffered through a great amount of disturbance in the last three decades. Rulers like Mujahideen and the Taliban a new set of laws against them saying that they aren't capable. Since most teachers had been women before the Taliban rule, the restrictions on women's employment created a huge lack of teachers, which put huge amounts of strain on the education of both boys and girls. - Ms Shinkai Karokhil, an independent member of the Afghan parliament We don't have to be men, we have to be us. Women's Rights in Afghanistan “The opportunity to learn and participate, we have it … But 80 per cent of women in Afghanistan are illiterate still. More than 90 per cent of women have suffered from domestic violence. So lots of problems exist, life is not absolutely fantastic for women.” Even simple things... It was difficult to impossible for women to seek medical attention. It was extremely frowned upon for women to need to go to a hospital, and those who did try to go to a hospital were often beaten. Even when a woman was able to make it to a hospital she had no guarantee that she would be seen by a doctor. Most women avoided the chance of going to the doctor to not take the risk of losing their life. Aisha Mohammadazi, and her story... After having her nose and ears cut off as a punishment for running away from a forced marriage. Currently, Aisha is fighting for the rights of the women in Afghanistan. She is urging abused women to “never give up and don’t lose hope”. How we can help... You don't have to be Greg Mortenson to help. We as students, can make people aware of this situation. Also, as a family, you can donate to 1 of the many organizations that are taking their time to help others. The Mercy Corps, RAWA and the Women for Women are some of them. Women have struggled to gain freedoms and reform a society that is primarily male dominant. Although women were banned from most jobs, including teaching, some women in the medical field were allowed to continue working "I want to show that Afghan women are capable of doing anything men do, I want to show the conservatives who lock their daughters and wives at home that they should let them out to get an education, earn some money and help rebuild Afghanistan. Ms. Saba Sahar, film director in Afghanistan Bibliography http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/apr/22/afghan-films-saba-sahar-women-taliban
http://legacy.lclark.edu/dept/chron/objects/afghan_school.jpg However Tall the Mountain by Awista Ayub Help make this not an excuse How does the lack of rights affect the society? What is the first step? Also, when women get the right to talk, they need confidence which in most countries are gained when they go to school. So if women were given the right to go to school, it would at the end, help women fight for their rights because they have developed those communication skills that we as students learn at school. When women get independent, being able to go to public places by themselves, they gain confidence. When they get confidence, they are able to do things that they were not able to do before. So the first step to helping the women’s rights is education.
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