Were women allowed to work at all under the Taliban rules (tricky question)?
No they were not allowed to be employed, however household chores and work in rural areas was allowed. Also female health professionals were allowed to continue working, along with some humanitarian workers.
What industries were particularly hit hard by the Taliban’s work policies for women? Pick 2.
Were women allowed to be educated under Taliban law? What age did they have to stop going to school?
They could go to school to the age of 8, from there on they were unable to be educated.
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".~Mohammad Omar
Read the information about the types of punishments women (and men) were subjected to in Afghanistan during the Taliban’s rule and summarize 2 extreme examples below:
A woman was publicly executed for allegedly murdering her abusive husband, prior to the execution she was put in prison for three years and tortured.
A young girl was moved to a new family that the baad had promised her, she ran away due to the violence, the punishment was that of cutting her nose and ears off. After they left her for dead in the mountains.
Who is the woman in the photo on this part of the web-page?
What is happening to her?
She is being executed
Where is it happening?
Ghazi Sports stadium
What crime is she accused of?
killing her husband after he beat her.
What happened to her for 3 years before this event?
She was tortured in prison as an effort for her to beg her innocence and put the crime on her daughter, the reported offender.
What organization took the film this photo is a screenshot from?
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 feel a little disappointed in our society after learning all this. We brag about our accomplishments as a race, yet we are unable to even treat each other with decency. This isn’t much different than the events in Rwanda from my point of view. This is also, in my eyes, another form of political corruption. Which, obviously, happens very often.
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.
In a way yes, yes we do. Because they are human too. But the term ‘help’ can be interpreted wrong. For example, we are to stay in Afghanistan after the turmoil has blown over and we are simply imposing our beliefs because we think that, that is ‘helping’. I don’t believe, that, that is acceptable. Maybe we should ask the people that are innocent citizen’s what would be ‘helping’ and form a country that is what the people that ACTUALLY live there would want. Maybe then, we would be helping.