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the Revolutionary Association of Women in Afghanistan’s

By Amy Caiazza and Ph. D

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Ever since the Taliban claimed victory and sovereignty over Afghanistan in 1997, it has waged war against Afghan women. The Taliban’s radical fundamentalist form of sharia, Islamic rule, banned women’s education, activism, and even physical presence in Afghan society. Women have been beaten and put to death for violating these rules. Under a system of legalized hatred for women, women are subject to increasing, so-called “private ” forms of violence, including rape and domestic violence, with little recourse (Human Right

Year: 2001
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