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Women's Rights In Afghanistan

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Before The Taliban.
Taliban's rise to power.
-The
Taliban
not only took
control
over
women
'
s

lives
but also took
control
of the country itself, they became even more
prominent
within
1994
.

-The
Taliban
when under
control
of
Afghanistan
had the
worst

human

rights
record in history, the
regime
promised many rights and hope. But their
war

against

women
was
utterly

appalling
.

Women Began to be Targeted
-The Taliban took responsibility for women being denied their human rights and general safety.

-Women began to be kicked out of their businesses and schools.

- Gradually, the treatment toward women became more and more unjust, and eventually out of control.

Women are
imprisoned
in their
homes
, and are
denied

access
to basic health care and
education
. Food sent to help
starving
people is
stolen
by their
leaders
. The
religious

monuments
of other faiths are
destroyed
... A girl of seven is
beaten
for wearing white shoes.
-- President George W. Bush, Remarks to the Warsaw Conference on Combating Terrorism, November 6, 2001
Women's Rights in Afghanistan
By: Courtney McSherry, Kaitlin Jiles, Savannah Nazario, Christine Rutan, Steven Solis
-Women in fact had many of their rights
protected
as early as the
1920
’s, there was also
tolerance
between men and women they also provided much within A
fghanistan
.

-Although their rights were
protected
, The
Taliban
started to
cruelly

rip
their
rights
away from them saying that they were acting in the best
interests
of
women
.


Many women were arrested trying to help others regain their rights

A viral video of a woman being publicly executed arose widespread anger by women
Rates of violence as well as mortality against afghan women are amongst the highest worldwide.

Only about 40% of women in Afghanistan attend primary school
Bibliography
What can we do to prevent it from continuing?
What is being done to stop this?
All Women At Risk
International governments have spent millions of dollars on projects supporting women's right in the past 14 years.
The European Union countries have also launched a project to offer protection, and monitoring for rights defenders. However, they are unsure of how successful it will be.
Work Cited
http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/women-s-rights
http://www.cbs.org/womens-rights/afghanistan
https://raziasrayofhope.org/women-and-girls-in-afghanistan.html
http://www.rawa.org/temp/runews/2012/11/12/women-in-afghanistan-a-human-rights-tragedy-a-decade-after-september-11.htm
Basic human rights such as going to school are often taken away from afghan women

In one instance, a women was burned on her way to school. She says it was a message from the Taliban. "Don't let your women go to school"

Every year attacks on women's schools double
Women, such as Dr. Shah Bibi, is continuing her efforts to help fight for women’s rights despite the fact that she has received multiple death threats. Two women that held Dr. Shah Bibi’s position before her were killed in broad daylight, but no one was convicted, or held responsible the killings. She states that every time she leaves her house she and her children fear she will not return alive.

Examples of Women Being Attacked
Women Targeted by Their Own Family
Many Afghanistan women are badly burned by acid by their own husbands

Parents of Afghan women and men often gave privileges and special treatments to their sons rather than their daughters.

Women are not allowed to receive medicine or treatment if ill or injured unless they gain approval from their husband.
Statistics
Sacrifices Made by Women Because of Oppression
Women living in Afghanistan confessed to being so afraid and uncomfortable that they made brutal sacrifices to avoid the consequences they'd receive simply for being a female

In 2007 alone, 500 women burnt themselves to get out of marriage
It Wasn't Always This Way
Unsafe Public Life For Women in Afghanistan
Before Russia invaded Afghanistan in 1979 the women who lived there were free to wear what they wanted, participate in activities like sports and political affairs with no question. Although since then because of corrupted powers like the Taliban, the women have been stripped the women of these things
In a global survey, Afghanistan was named the #1 most unsafe country to live in as a woman

They are denied public health care, education, abortions, choice of marriage, and natural rights.

Afghanistan Women don't have the ability to speak out for fear of being killed
How They Were Victimized
By speaking out against these horrible events, we can bring awareness to the inhumane crimes against women. By turning laws from words on paper to actions and consequences the government can help women become more empowered and safe.
Photos representing Afghanistan and the lifestyle, the culture, and the people who live there.
How Women Are Fighting Back Today
- In today's society, the idea of feminism is highly prevalent. Feminism is defined as an advocacy for women's rights through the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.
- Although women are treated extremely different than how men are, (between the amount of money paid to each, to the amount of criticism they receive, to the violence, to the lack of opportunities, to the higher expectations, to the sexualization, to the removal of human rights, and everything in between) around the world, women are protesting and fighting for the rights they deserve.
- Many celebrities, writers, and producers also use their spotlight in the media to not only promote, but educate people on the idea of women's rights.
- As feminism is the equality between the sexes, people are pushing to put an end to all indifference between the genders. Whether that be through a post on social media, or an interview on national television, or through a song, the idea of feminism is being spread throughout media and the daily lives of people.
- In regards to the fight for Afghanistan women to receive the privileges and respect they deserve, there are protests, fundraisers, and motivational speakers doing what's needed in order to spread awareness and hopefully put an end to the unjust treatment the women in that country are receiving.
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