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Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Afghanistan
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Much of the documented information in English about women's rights in early twentieth-century Afghanistan emphasizes state-imposed changes to women's legal and social status in Afghan society. Most of these reforms were initiated between 1919 and 1929, during the reign of King Amān Allāh: the constitution was changed to guarantee equal rights for women and men; female students were sent to pursue higher education in Turkey; and the Anjuman-i Ḥimāyat-i-Niswān (Association for the protection of wo…

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Naghibi, Nima, “Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0129a>
First published online: 2009

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