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Development: Discourses and Practices: Afghanistan
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With the rise of the Taliban in 1994 and their eventual defeat by United States and allied Afghan forces, worldwide attention focused on the severe treatment of women in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. As the Afghan people work to rebuild their country in an insecure environment, experts say that countries that promote women's rights and increase their access to resources and schooling enjoy lower poverty rates, faster economic growth, and less corruption than countries that do not. Many international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) p…

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Riphenburg, Carol J., “Development: Discourses and Practices: Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0219a>
First published online: 2009

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