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Afghan women fear for their future

Posted on: Mon 23 Aug 2021

This month, the Taliban took back total control of Afghanistan for the first time in 20 years.

“We talked with our families, they are very worried and stressed. They don’t know what will happen.”

Ayesha Ahmadi says their families living in Afghanistan fear for their lives

While the impact of this will be felt all across Afghanistan and other parts of the world, it’s going to have a particularly devastating impact on Afghan women and their freedom.

“They are not representing Afghan people and Islam. They are a terrorist [group]. They are not a trustworthy group. They have always broken their promise.”

Ayesha responds to the Taliban’s vow to respect women’s rights

Ayesha Ahmadi, President of the Afghan Australian Women Association tells Pink Rabbit’s Soph Landau what the Taliban rule means for women, and how Afghan women are feeling.

Image: Sebastian Rich via Flickr

Produced by Milly Schultz-Boylen, Phoebe Montgomery and Soph Landau

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