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From policing in Afghanistan to fleeing to Iran: a woman’s journey

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Rukhshana, 23 January 2024

A heart-gripping AAN-style ‘daily hustle’ story, from another source, exiled Afghan women’s news platform Rukhshana, telling the gripping story of Badam Gul who went – before August 2021 – from being a fram worker together with her husband to, after his death, to join the women’s police in Balkh, driving taxi as a second job. After August 2021, she lost both jobs, had to flee to Iran where she tried to drive a taxi again, was forbidden to do so, and went back to farming to keep her family alive.


Balkh Iran Taleban Women rights