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View From a Grain of Sand


In the 1960s and '70s, Afghanistan was making broad strides toward becoming a modern and progressive nation, and in major cities such as Kabul, women were beginning to achieve a level of political and economic status that had been denied them in the past. However, when the Taliban took control of the country in the 1990s and the fundamentalist Islamic denomination known as Wahabism became a dominant influence on the nation's leadership, women's rights fell by the wayside and in 2006 few Afghan women can...more