Women in Afghanistan Strive for Their Rights

Women in Afghanistan are in great danger. They are continuously struggling for their rights on the streets. While many women are just trying to stay alive. If they raise their voice, they either get kidnapped, injured or killed.

Arizoo, a program coordinator for a global organization that supports women war survivors.

She lives in the Afghan province of Nangarhar with her family. She feels despondent because the Taliban refuses to keep commitments to protect girls’ and women’s rights.

“I still feel in danger here,” Arizoo remarked. “My parents won’t let me leave the house unless it’s for a really urgent reason. Almost every woman and girl is in the same situation. They don’t want to be kidnapped or killed.”

Since the Taliban took power in August, the 29-year-old, who operates from home for Women for Women International, claimed women have been subjected to a “bunch of restrictions & limits.”

They are still barred from government jobs, sports, and independent travel outside of their city. While some women are still fighting for equal rights on the roadside, the majority are simply trying to stay alive.

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