Afghan Women: Identity and Invasion by Elaheh Rostami-Povey
By Elaheh Rostami-Povey
This booklet seems to be at how Afghan girls have fought repression and challenged stereotypes, either in the kingdom and in diasporas in Iran, Pakistan, the U.S. and the united kingdom. protecting issues from the Taliban and the impression of Sept. 11 to the position of NGOs and the expansion of the opium economic climate, Rostami-Povey will get at the back of the media hype and offers a colourful and numerous photo of those women's lives. the way forward for women's rights in Afghanistan, she argues, relies not just on overcoming neighborhood male domination, but additionally on difficult imperial domination and opposing the turning out to be divide among the West and the Muslim global.
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Those with the necessary skills turned their homes into underground schools. They were paid for these services by their neighbours, friends and family. In this way, they were able to survive ﬁnancially. Ghamar’s husband was killed in the civil war. She had a daughter. She secretly taught more than 800 students in her home. Women in the neighbourhood paid her as much as they could to teach their children; without her, their daughters would have been illiterate. Shukria, who won a seat in the parliamentary elections in 2005, worked secretly under the Taliban.
Security problems have worsened signiﬁcantly since mid2004. Civilians have become caught in the crossﬁre of a vicious rural war. The southern provinces of Helmand, Kandahar and Nangarhar, the so-called ‘Pashto Belt’ (dominated by Pashtospeaking ethnic groups), are shifting from a limited state control to control by the Taliban groups which use political violence and the opium economy to strengthen their power base. They are also advancing to the eastern provinces, and the Bush administration’s dependence on cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan to ﬁght against Taliban advances is diminishing rapidly.
Under the Taliban, thousands of female-headed households, who were internally displaced, lived in refugee camps around cities, most of their husbands having been killed during the civil war years and under Taliban rule. They are called Zanane bee Sarparast (unprotected women), a derogatory term. A section of the Refugee Centre in Kabul was reserved speciﬁcally for them where, separated from the other households, they lived as a separate community. Saghar said: During the Taliban, and after, we received less food than other households from the aid agencies.