Event Extra: Taliban Rule Takes Profound Toll on Afghan Women and Minorities

August 18, 2022 00:11:11
Event Extra: Taliban Rule Takes Profound Toll on Afghan Women and Minorities
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Event Extra: Taliban Rule Takes Profound Toll on Afghan Women and Minorities

Aug 18 2022 | 00:11:11

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Show Notes

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. Despite pledges of moderation and reform from some Taliban factions, over the last year they have reinstated many of the harshest policies from their 1990s emirate, pushing women out of public life and brooking no dissent. For many Afghans — especially women, girls and ethnic and religious minorities — the threat of violence looms over daily life. U.S. Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls and Human Rights Rina Amiri discusses how Afghans' lives have changes over the last year, what brave Afghan women are doing to protest the rollback of their rights, and how the United States and international community can help.

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