By Elaheh Rostami-Povey
This e-book appears at how Afghan girls have fought repression and challenged stereotypes, either in the kingdom and in diasporas in Iran, Pakistan, the USA and the united kingdom. masking issues from the Taliban and the effect of September 11 to the position of NGOs and the expansion of the opium economic climate, Rostami-Povey will get at the back of the media hype and provides a colourful and various photograph of those women's lives. the way forward for women's rights in Afghanistan, she argues, relies not just on overcoming neighborhood male domination, but in addition on difficult imperial domination and opposing the transforming into divide among the West and the Muslim global.
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But I discovered that she was not mad, she just needed affection. No one was touching her, because she was very dirty and covered in dirt and mud. I held her and kissed her. She cried, I cried and she started talking and later she cleaned herself and ate her food. The experiences of Afghan women under the Taliban Restrictive policies were applied in all Taliban-controlled areas, but their impact was felt most acutely in Kabul, Mazare-Sharif, Heart and other Dari-speaking urban centres where women had traditionally enjoyed a greater degree of freedom than in the more conservative Pashtun heartland cities of Kandahar and Jalalabad.
Women and girls spread the news about the secret schools to their peers by word of mouth. They hid their books, notebooks, pens and pencils under their burqas, and risked their lives by going to the secret schools every day. Here they not only received basic literacy and numeracy training, but also studied different subjects at various levels, such as biology, chemistry, engineering, English, German, Arabic, Qur’anic studies, cooking, sewing, knitting and hairdressing. Education was, therefore, at the heart of women’s struggle.
International security forces According to international law and the Geneva Convention, occupying forces have to assist civil populations and to provide them with basic services. On this basis, there is an assumption that the presence of international security forces in Afghanistan is positive, because international organizations and NGOs feel safe to work in order to create jobs and security for the population, especially for women and girls. In reality, though, the majority of the population hates the Provisional Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) – a mixture of soldiers and civilian aid workers.
Afghan Women: Identity and Invasion by Elaheh Rostami-Povey