Were women allowed to work at all under the Taliban rules (tricky question)?
- No women were allowed to work with men, but it seems that females in the health system were allowed to keep working but it was really difficult because of the bus structure and other limiting rules.
What work places were particularly hit hard by the Taliban’s work policies for women? Pick 2.
- Education system
- The government
Were women allowed to be educated under Taliban law? What age did they have to stop going to school?
- Yes, but at the age of eight, all girls were taken out of school.
Find the quote that illustrates that the Taliban actually thought that they had increased women’s rights in Afghanistan.
"The Taliban’s act of giving monthly salaries to 30,000 job-free women, now sitting comfortably at home, is a whiplash in the face of those who are defaming Taliban with reference to the rights of women. These people through baseless propaganda are trying to incite the women of Kabul against the Taliban"
Write a personal reaction on this slide (3-4 sentences) in which you express your opinion about the treatment of women in Afghanistan by the Taliban. How does it make you feel? Why?
I have, and still do feel both infuriation and a little despair at the treatment of women by the Taliban. It reminds me of what can happen when the wrong person claims power. It does though, give me an incredibly slight amount of satisfaction that all these actions show an insurmountable fear of women. Perhaps it is because we stand against most of what the Taliban support and threaten it’s very preposterous foundations.
As citizens of a country in which we are relatively free, safe, and equal do we have the responsibility to help places like Afghanistan become more like us? Why or why not? Explain your answer in 3 – 4 sentences.
Yes, I think we do have a moral obligation to help. With the Taliban’s extreme views. It could take centuries for gender equality to reach this part of the world, and it makes me sick when I think of how many more women and children have to die before something happens. We have the ability to give aid and if we don’t it will show first hand why humanity has failed to move forward with so many issues.