Afghan Women in Peace, War, and Exile

Authored by: Micheline Centlivres-Demont

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, Human Development, Political Transitions, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Afghanistan
Region: South and Central Asia
Year: 1994
Citation: Centlivres-Demont, Micheline. "Afghan Women in Peace, War, and Exile." In The Politics of Social Transformation in Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan, edited by Myron Wiender and Ali Banuazizi, 333-336. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1994.

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Executive Summary

This chapter describes the history of women in Afghanistan in the 20th century. It discusses the social expectations of women under various pollitical regimes, the legal and socioeconomic gains made by women in the century, and women’s active participation in the reformation of the educational system.