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Women in Afghanistan

Women in Afghanistan

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Women in Afghanistan

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  1. Women in Afghanistan By: Alexa Pantazonis

  2. Role of women before the Taliban • Women made up 50% of teachers, government employees and students • 40% were doctors • Late 1950’s women participation in the economy was essential for Afghanistan growth • 1964 women had the right to vote and enter government • 1970’s woman were being educated and working as government representatives

  3. Role of women before Taliban (continued) • 1964 women had the right to vote and enter government • 1970’s woman were being educated and working as government representatives

  4. Role of women after Taliban • In 2005 28% of women constitutes make up the parliament • The Grameen foundation USA estimated that 11% of entrepreneurs in Afghanistan are women • Women make up 65% of the agriculture workforce

  5. Restrictions of rights • Women can not be treated by male doctors • Ban on women's activity outside home unless they are with a Mabraml ( close male relative) • Not allowed to get an education • No laughing loud (No one can hear a women's voice)

  6. Restrictions of rights cont.. • Can not ride in same bus as men • No heels (Women can not be heard) • Whipped for showing ankles

  7. Rights of women with Taliban • All rights taken away

  8. Rights of women now • Education for girls and women is in the constitution (2003) • Receiving the right of healthcare

  9. Role of women during Taliban • All jobs taken away • Seen as a housekeeper and birth giver more than anything • Forced to stay home

  10. Situation from politics • Current constitution approved in 2004 • Women are granted more rights • Even with new laws women are still discriminated against due to old ways

  11. Work Cited • “Google Images.” Google Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2013 • Lukanovich, N. “Women in Afghanistan – Before and After the Taliban.” Women in Afghanistan- Before and After the Taliban. N.p., 7 Nov. 2007. Web. 03 Mar. 2013. • “THE SITUATION OF WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN.” UN News Center. Un, 5 June 2002. Web. 03 Mar. 2013 • “Some of the Restrictions Imposed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.” Some of the Restrictions Imposed by Taliban in Afghanistan. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2013 • “A Woman Among Warlords.” PBS. PBS, 11 Sept. 2007. Wed. 03 MAR. 2013