Women's Oppresion in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan is home to many different cultures and religious traditions. Several events have taken place within Afghanistan’s past, including decades of civil foreign occupation, along with the rule of the Taliban, that have made the country, one of the poorest, and least developed nations in the world. By examining men’s rights, and then contrasting those rights with rights of Women in Afghanistan today, facts show that Women suffer from extreme antagonistic sexual discrimination. Past women’s rights in Afghan may help to shed information as to how the country developed into what it is today, and continued efforts towards political harmony and democracy could possibly help to improve women’s rights in the future. However, if nothing is done to help change the fates of these women, their rights will slowly decrease into almost unbearable living conditions. To understand the unfortunate oppression that women in Afghanistan deal with on daily basis, the comparison of currents men’s rights and the rights of men under the Taliban’s rule, can be used to show the difference between men and women in this country, and the true prejudice that exist in these current times. From 1996 to 2001, under the Taliban’s control, Men were considered free, but not without major drastic regulations. Men were forced to wear beards, without being allowed to shave. Men also had to wear a cap and believe in Islam religion. If any rule was to be questioned or broken, they would be executed. These seem like pretty extreme unfair conditions, and Afghan women had it even worse. Men use to be allowed as many wives as they wanted, not to mention, they had the right of freedom to work (outside the house), and the right to an education unlike most of the mistrea... ... middle of paper ... ...nd Girls Security Promotion Act of 2012 Will Help Ensure the Protection of Afghan Women." Amnesty International USA. Amnesty International, n.d. Web. 6 Apr. 2014. Graham-Harrison, Emma. "Afghanistan Still One of the Worst Places to Be a Woman, Says EU Ambassador." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 08 Mar. 2014. Web. 8 Apr. 2014. Harvey, Jan. "Afghan Men: Crucial Advocates for Women's Rights." Reuters. Thomson Reuters, 23 Jan. 2011. Web. 2 Apr. 2014. "Results - Global Goods Partners." Results - Global Goods Partners. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Apr. 2014. "Some of the Restrictions Imposed by Taliban in Afghanistan." Some of the Restrictions Imposed by Taliban in Afghanistan. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Apr. 2014. "Trust in Education." Trust in Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. "Women in Afghanistan: The Back Story." Home. Amnesty International, n.d. Web. 3 Apr. 2014.

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