In Afghanistan, there are fears that the pending U.S. withdrawal of troops will leave a vacuum for the Taliban to regain control. This could have potentially catastrophic results for many civilians in Afghanistan, especially women and girls.
But Gayle Tzemach Lemmon recently wrote a book that challenges many of our ideas about the lives of women under the Taliban. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana profiles a young entrepreneur who actually managed to prosper under the Taliban’s repressive reign.
Women finding their way around the Taliban…. Next, on Women War & Peace.
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