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‘Back to the darkness’: Afghan women speak from Taliban territory

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Christian Science Monitor, 15 July 2021

This article quotes AAN recent research on rural women:

The Afghanistan Analysts Network said that research it published this month, for example, “challenged the idea that women in rural areas are satisfied by what is often portrayed as ‘normal’ by the Taliban or other Afghan conservatives.”

“Almost every woman we spoke to, regardless of the political stance and level of conservatism … expressed a longing for greater freedom of movement, education for their children (and sometimes themselves),” the Kabul-based think tank said.