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What Afghans Want the Rest of the World to Know

posted on October 11, 2022

Bushra Seddique of The Atlantic profiles Afghan women who are facing severe repression after the Taliban government retook control in August 2021. She writes, “Afghanistan is, once again, the worst place in the world to be a woman.” Girls’ schools have closed around the country, and the Taliban’s conservative, religious views on gender have infiltrated homes, reestablishing patriarchal family structures. Saira Saba, an Afghan woman, said, “We want a country where we have our rights. We want a country where we will be able to work. We want a country where we know who our president is and who our leaders are. And where we have the right to choose our own leaders.”


Read at The Atlantic