Title

The Fate of Afghan Women’s Rights amidst US Withdrawal and Taliban Governance

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Political Stability

Keywords

Tailban, Afghanistan, Womens rights, governance

Description

US troops are in the process of withdrawing from Afghanistan after two decades of military presence. As a result, several regions have started witnessing the resurgence of Taliban governance, and statements restricting women’s movements - similar to those issued when the Taliban last governed the country, have already been released. Their renewed rise to power appears to threaten the rights of the Afghan women who are being abandoned at this crucial time. The US Administration’s silence on the issue makes it imperative to understand whether the American narrative of “rescuing” and “liberating” Afghan women was even a primary goal of their agenda or just another pretext to invade Afghanistan in 2001. Either way, it is important to look at how women’s lives and existence in Afghanistan can be secured.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

The Fate of Afghan Women’s Rights amidst US Withdrawal and Taliban Governance

US troops are in the process of withdrawing from Afghanistan after two decades of military presence. As a result, several regions have started witnessing the resurgence of Taliban governance, and statements restricting women’s movements - similar to those issued when the Taliban last governed the country, have already been released. Their renewed rise to power appears to threaten the rights of the Afghan women who are being abandoned at this crucial time. The US Administration’s silence on the issue makes it imperative to understand whether the American narrative of “rescuing” and “liberating” Afghan women was even a primary goal of their agenda or just another pretext to invade Afghanistan in 2001. Either way, it is important to look at how women’s lives and existence in Afghanistan can be secured.