Essay Women’s Rights Violations in Afghanistan

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Ever since the Taliban took over they have been violating the rights of their people especially the women. If seen anywhere alone or uncovered the women get punished usually either getting beat or held captive. This is very common for the women in Afghanistan to experience. The Taliban uses the Islamic Koran book as their way of doing things. The Islamic Koran is a sacred book seen as almost like a bible. The Taliban interprets what they get out of this book into their way of life. However their interpretation of it is more of a punishing form for the women. The official name of Afghanistan is the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Afghanistan is known for its great quantity of natural resources such as coal, oil, gas, and extreme amount of …show more content…
The Taliban try and use the Koran as too why they treat women the way they do. There are many reported incidents of women being raped in Afghanistan. The knowing of these cases are still not enough apparently to stop the raping of women. Men who are accused of raping women are hardly ever if not punished. “Last year, the son of a member of the Afghan National Assembly raped an eight-year-old girl. On the basis of Afghan law, he should have been severely punished”(Killid Correspondents). That man was able to alter his identity with connections through authority making him younger so when we has sent to trial he was found not guilty. This is a common thing for women to experience as well as their daughters. No woman is safe in Afghanistan regardless of age, especially those living in remote areas with little to none authority. Leaving women with no form of justice or closure from being violated. The emotional distress, I couldn’t even fathom how the women cope from day to day. Every day is a new risk of being raped in Afghanistan. Many humanitarian aid groups have tried to help these women that have been victimized by rape, but that only put the aid group in danger as well. The Taliban does not want any one helping or reaching out to the women. “Not only do the women have to be completely stripped of their human rights but also the emotional damage of knowing people could help
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