A Fragile Freedom?

Ten years have elapsed since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 and within that decade, strident measures have been taken and embraced to place a greater emphasis upon the human rights of women in post conflict society. In conversation with The Guardian, prominent and tireless women’s rights activist Fawzia Koofi, MP for Badakshan Province in the Afghan National Assembly, documents the sterling work undertaken by the Afghan Women’s Network to improve literacy amongst rural communities and provide greater recourse and access to legal aid for the oft voiceless and defenceless female Afghan prison population.

However, the spectre of the Taliban continues to loom large over society, and it remains to be seen as to whether the marked progress achieved over the course of the last decade will unravel after the departure of the Afghanistan International Security Force (ISAF) at the end of 2014. Check out Fawzia Koofi MP’s interview below!




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