Afghan women face uncertain future
Summary of story from the BBC News, December 1, 2011
Ten years after the fall of the Taliban regime, a potential peace deal with the organisation under consideration throws women’s rights back into question, activists say.
Women in Afghanistan under the Taliban were uneducated and unemployed, forced to stay in their homes.
At Hassina Sherjan’s company, Boumi Textiles, women make up half the workforce.
“We’re fooling ourselves if we believe that Taliban has changed… because they haven’t claimed that they have changed and that they are going to be different,” Ms Sherjan said.
Footage emerged from Afghanistan in January that showed a 25-year-old woman being stoned, then shot to death for adultery.
Women living in Taliban-controlled areas still face that kind of justice.