For that, she fears, the Taliban could kill her. With the United States's longest war costing more than a trillion dollars and the lives of more than 3, coalition soldiers, the US is desperate to bring its troops home. Now, a peace deal could end with a power-sharing agreement with the Taliban, a regime that denied women basic rights and publicly executed them for defying their draconian laws. But they're telling us that now the Taliban is legit," says Laila, an outspoken advocate who runs a drug rehab centre. A young woman who recently fled an area controlled by the fighters describes how she was forced to marry at the age of 12; her husband beat her and her father-in-law demanded sex.
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Members of the group present an array of Afghan women from all ages and professions, the newspaper said. International attention was brought to the group when American journalist and poet Eliza Griswold in shed light on it. Both Sharif and Griswold will be speaking about the group in Britain for the first time at the International Poetry Festival, which this year focuses on themes of war, conflict and oppression. Their session discusses why Afghan women put their lives at risk to write poetry. You could call these a protest but they are more than that because they show these women using their feminine power to shame men. Text size A A A. Afghan men wear burqas in Kabul to mark International Women's Day.
Rise in sexual harassment cases reported may reflect small gains Afghan women are making in society. The number of women in Afghanistan reporting cases of sexual harassment has been on the rise for years. Rights advocates say that may be a sign more women are becoming emboldened, as they also become more prominent in other sectors in society. But with the Taliban resurgent in many parts, some women are worried that any progress will be short-lived.
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