The “Ten-Dollar Talib” and Human Rights

Authored by: Human Rights Watch

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Political Transitions, Security Sector Reform (SSR), Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Afghanistan
Region: South and Central Asia
Year: 2010
Citation: Human Rights Watch. The "Ten-Dollar Talib" and Human Rights. New York: Human Rights Watch, 2010.

Access the Resource:


This report describes continuing abuses of women’s rights by the Taliban and Hezb-i-Islami (Gulbuddin) in areas under their control over the past several years. It also highlights the concerns of Afghan women about possible deals with the Taliban and other insurgent groups under the rubric of “reintegration” (programs to encourage lower-level fighters to stop fighting) and “reconciliation” (peace negotiations with insurgent commanders) and offers recommendations on what such initiatives should include to protect women’s rights.