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Published on May 25, 2008

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Many are abandoned by their families and are unable to work. They mostly depend on support programmes ran by the aid agency Care. One of the many women that depend on this aid is Hanifa who lost her husband 4 years ago. She says: “ I´m totally alone. I have no support and I have 6 children to feed, with no one to help me. All I have is this ration card from Care. Sometimes I feel like killing myself ” Afghanistans women´s affair minister states that: “ This is a male dominated country and men should change their mind towards the women” Habiba Sarabi

Many are abandoned by their families and are unable to work.

They mostly depend on support programmes ran by the aid agency Care.

One of the many women that depend on this aid is Hanifa who lost her husband 4 years ago. She says:

“ I´m totally alone. I have no support and I have 6 children to feed, with no one to help me. All I have is this ration card from Care. Sometimes I feel like killing myself ”

Afghanistans women´s affair minister states that:

“ This is a male dominated country and men should change their mind towards the women”

Habiba Sarabi

From the age of 8, women were not allowed to be in direct contact with men, other than a close relative, husband, or in-law ( mahram ). Other restrictions were: Women are not allowed to wear high-heeled shoes. Speaking loudly in public is forbidden as no stranger should hear a women´s voice. A Taliban representative explained that: “the face of a woman is the source of corruption for men who are not related to them”. Taliban also decree that the Burqa must be worn on all public outings. Women describe the Burqa as a “moving prison, a piece of clothing that takes away our dignity”

From the age of 8, women were not allowed to be in direct contact with men, other than a close relative, husband, or in-law ( mahram ).

Other restrictions were:

Women are not allowed to wear high-heeled shoes.

Speaking loudly in public is forbidden as no stranger should hear a women´s voice.

A Taliban representative explained that: “the face of a woman is the source of corruption for men who are not related to them”.

Taliban also decree that the Burqa must be worn on all public outings.

Women describe the Burqa as a “moving prison, a piece of clothing that takes away our dignity”

A woman can have the tip of her thumb cutt off for wearing nail varnish. Women have been lashed on their legs and backs for not respecting the Sharia dress code . A mother of 7 was executed for the murder of her abusive husband, later it was found out that the mother was protecting her daughter, reportadely the actual culprit. Taliban caught a woman running an informal school in her apartment,they imprisoned her , and threatened to publicly stone her family if she did not sign a declaration to Taliban law.

A woman can have the tip of her thumb cutt off for wearing nail varnish.

Women have been lashed on their legs and backs for not respecting the Sharia dress code .

A mother of 7 was executed for the murder of her abusive husband, later it was found out that the mother was protecting her daughter, reportadely the actual culprit.

Taliban caught a woman running an informal school in her apartment,they imprisoned her , and threatened to publicly stone her family if she did not sign a declaration to Taliban law.

RAWA RAWA is an organization that helps fight against the bad treatment women receive in the country. Progress is slow but improving. www.rawa.org

RAWA is an organization that helps fight against the bad treatment women receive in the country. Progress is slow but improving.

www.rawa.org

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