Is the U.S. Troop Withdrawal Bad for Afghan Women? An interview with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

July 26, 2011

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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