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Khaled Hosseini On Women's Rights In Afghanistan

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During Hosseini time living in Afghanistan, women essentially had the same rights as men. They had the right to education, the right to seek a professional employment, and last but not least the ability to marry the man they chose themselves (Stuhr 2). For example, his mother was a high school teacher and his father a diplomat with the Afghanistan Foreign, meaning that they had equal rights (Biography 1). Then during the Taliban Era, women were protected under the law and banished from numerous human rights. They were stripped off form the work force and the women’s schools were closed down. The woman could not leave their homes without a man and they had to wear a burqa that covered their whole body. All these rights were implied in the novel
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