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By Elaheh Rostami-Povey

ISBN-10: 1842778552

ISBN-13: 9781842778555

ISBN-10: 1848130481

ISBN-13: 9781848130487

This e-book appears to be like at how Afghan ladies have fought repression and challenged stereotypes, either in the nation and in diasporas in Iran, Pakistan, the USA and the united kingdom. overlaying subject matters from the Taliban and the impression of September 11 to the function of NGOs and the expansion of the opium economic system, Rostami-Povey will get at the back of the media hype and provides a colourful and various photo 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 additionally on not easy imperial domination and opposing the growing to be divide among the West and the Muslim global.

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Resistance and struggle 17 resistance to war. 3 During the Taliban regime, although ethnic conflict was at its highest level, women of diverse ethnic and religious groups worked together. The majority of women fought against the Taliban; a minority colluded with the Taliban. In different ways they exercised agency and identity. Communal identity and gender relations In Afghan society, community and group identity dominates. In rural areas in particular, the concept of individual identity is non-existent.

I held them, kissed them and told them jokes. They responded positively. Many parents were saying that they forgot how to do these things with their children. There was a woman who everybody said was mad. 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.

The southern provinces of Helmand, Kandahar and Nangarhar, the so-called ‘Pashto Belt’ (dominated by Pashtospeaking ethnic groups), are shifting from a limited state control to control by the Taliban groups which use political violence and the opium economy to strengthen their power base. They are also advancing to the eastern provinces, and the Bush administration’s dependence on cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan to fight against Taliban advances is diminishing rapidly. The Afghanistan Insurgency Assessment has argued that the Pakistanization of southern Afghanistan is on the way economically, socially and politically.

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