Afghanistan: Former female lawmaker shot dead in Kabul
16 January 2023 | 5:45 am
The killing of the young former politician comes as women's rights across Afghanistan are chipped away by the Taliban. Police have not yet been able to name a suspect or a motive.
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More than 850,000 Afghan girls are not allowed to attend class past 6th grade, making Afghanistan the only country in the world where girls are excluded from secondary education. DW's Sandra Petersmann reports from Kabul.
Since their return to power last August, the Taliban have focused on policing the life of Afghanistan's women. Most of them are barred from work, but there are some exceptions. DW's Sandra Petersmann met with a female doctor in Kabul.
When the Taliban returned to power a year ago, life changed dramatically for the people of Afghanistan, and for women first and foremost. Our reporters travelled there to find out what life is like under militant Islamist rule.
Since the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan in August 2021, most girls have been banned from going to high school. But some women are resisting, like Hamida Aman, founder of Radio Begum.
The protesters claimed that a recent suicide bombing in Kabul was specifically meant to target girls of the historically oppressed Hazara community. The UN says 35 were killed and 82 wounded.
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In Afghanistan, girls are at increasing risk of child marriage. As hunger and poverty surge, families are offering their underage girls, some very young, to older men in exchange for money. Volunteers from Too Young to Wed are helping girls reunite with their parents.
Afghanistan's ultra-conservative authorities have ordered that women should no longer be allowed to enter amusement parks. The decree comes after a wider announcement restricting access to public spaces.
When the Taliban seized power in 2021, many people, including some Western diplomats, expected the fundamentalist group to rule differently this time around. A year later, Afghanistan's rulers have proven them wrong.
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