Afghanistan: the country becomes independent and women are allowed to vote

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Women in Afghanistan in 1927

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The Fight For Women’s Voting Rights. Central Asia Institute.

Women in Afghanistan: the back story. Amnesty International UK.

The Oppressed Women of Afghanistan: Fact, Fiction, or Distortion. Middle East Institute.

The Long, Long Struggle for Women's Rights in Afghanistan. Origins.

Current news

The War On Afghan Women. Al Jazeera.

Afghan Women Excluded From Upcoming Vote. Global Voices Asia.

Women journalists in Afghanistan defiant in the face of violence. UN News.

Why Afghan Women Fear a Peace Deal with the Taliban | The Dispatch
Afghan Women Had Rights Before Western Women
Afghan Women's Rights & Floating Armories (VICE on HBO: Season 4, Episode 8)
Modern Afghanistan Women before 1992 Mujaheddin and Taliban

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