Just this week, news broke that Afghan lawmakers blocked legislation that aimed to strengthen women’s freedoms in the country. The worst part is that women were among those who voted against the move.
The path of equality for women in the country may have advanced slightly, and I say slightly, since the Taliban ouster in 2001, but this yellow brick road has no colorful rainbow, as of yet, on the horizon.Sophie Ghaziri
When looking at the potential outcome of this decree, if it were to be passed in parliament, we can infer that women’s rights in Afghanistan would take a leap forward. A women’s rights activist and lawmaker, Fawzia Kofi confirmed that women were among those who opposed its upgrade.