Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, July 25th, 2024

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Concern Over the Rights of Women

Dear Editor,

Throughout the history, the Afghan women have suffered injustice and brutality. The government has never paid any serious attention to their rights and freedom. Even today, there are numerous restrictions on women except some major cities; women are not allowed to come out of their houses without a proper covering or Hijab. At the same time, several Afghan families do not permit their girls to go to schools – in the times of Taliban women education was completely banned.

In their time percentage of school, going girls was almost zero.  After they were toppled in 2001 females now have access to education, and there are well-paying NGO jobs available for the elite. As compared to other provinces of Afghanistan the number of school, going girls are more in Kabul.

Even after the fall of Taliban, life for women has not significantly changed. In many parts of Afghanistan, women have their worst days. In the south and east, life for women is mostly unchanged since the Taliban times: they remain cloistered indoors, in Burqas, away from schools, without health care, without independence, and without protection from physical and sexual violence.

In addition, in some ways, life is even worse than during the Taliban. It is the very responsibility of Afghanistan government to pay some serious attention on the condition of women in the country – this can ensure better social and economical development.  

Maliha Malik Poor

Kart-e-4 Kabul