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ON AFGHANISTAN | The Taliban Continue to Tighten Their Grip on Afghan Women and Girls – USIP

ON AFGHANISTAN | The Taliban Continue to Tighten Their Grip on Afghan Women and Girls – USIP

Since the Taliban’s August 2021 takeover of Afghanistan, they have ratcheted up restrictions on women and girls as the group consolidates power. These restrictions include limitations on employment, education, public interactions and other fundamental rights such as access to justice. These restrictions have only tightened over time with increasingly draconian enforcement — the latest being public floggings that harken back to the Taliban’s 1990s rule.

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