They walked worried through the streets practically unnoticed, afraid of being stoned or executed. No sunlight came into their homes for their windows had been painted. The Taliban regime, a radical Islamic movement took over Kabul on September 1996.
Taliban, kept Afghan women in pure darkness for five years. Women were not allowed to leave their homes without being accompanied by a relative. They were covered by a burqua from head to toe. The Taliban watched them closely and persistently beat them if they were not dressed correctly. Women were not allowed to go to school or receive the basic necessities of life.
Although women were the most affected by the Taliban, men were also forced to follow their rules. Men had to grow their beards at a specific length and were given a limited amount of time to do so. If not they were also beaten. All the limitations women faced were so they would not excite men.
The Feminist Majority FoundationCampaign Objectives
The Afghan Women's Mission
The Afghan Women's Mission is a group who are out to help Afghan women and children. Their organization has conducted dozens of fundraisers across America and internationally. Their objectives fall under three categories
The Afghan Women's Council
Through adequate planning these organizations and others can make a difference in the lives of millions Afghan women and children.
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