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Economics: Foreign Aid: Afghanistan
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Foreign aid to Afghanistan incorporated a gendered dimension even during its earliest stages in the decades after the Second World War. Soviet and United States donations during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s aimed to equalize opportunities for Afghan women in schools, universities, and government. Women's issues continued to have a comparatively high profile in subsequent decades. During the Taliban period, foreign aid organizations grappled constantly with issues of need-versus rights-based aid, …

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Wood, Graeme, “Economics: Foreign Aid: Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0231a>
First published online: 2009

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