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Afghan women challenge Taliban

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The former Ashraf Ghani government fell like a house of cards allowing the Taliban to take over Afghanistan with ease. With the Taliban regime has come rigid and orthodox rules, which affect women the most. There were reports of harassment and brutalities against women from across the country when the Taliban made rapid advances while fighting the Afghanistan security forces. And now the newly-formed Taliban government has come up with policies that suppress women’s rights and has left no space for women representation. All this go against the earlier promises made by the Taliban before capturing Kabul that it would respect women’s rights and allow them to access education and work. This has made women furious, leading them to start a fight with the Taliban to protect their rights.

Protesting women have also extended their support to the Panjashir rebels, who are fighting the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, as well as expressed hatred........

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