History[ edit ] For thirty years after growing numbers of women, most from urban backgrounds, functioned in the public arena with dignity, with no loss of honour to themselves or to their families. Nevertheless, family pressures, traditional attitudes and religious opposition continued to impose constraints which limited the degree to which women could find self-expression and control their lives.
Share via Email Eyes darting back and forth, crouching against a wall, Anar Gul has the distressed look of a chained animal. Pulling back her burqa, the nervous mother told how she had been tortured for 20 days by her opium-addicted former husband in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan.
Humiliated by their recent divorce, he lured Anar to their one-room house, bound her in rusty chains and flung her into a dark alcove.
For almost three weeks she cowered in the gloom, unable to move, eating scraps from a dog bowl and enduring relentless beatings. Her former husband used the flat of a large knife, an electric cable, or his bare hands.
She dispensed instant justice. In theory they now have the same rights as men to work and go to school. Women accounted for 40 per cent of voters and the first ballot was cast by a year-old woman.
There are few signs of the changes that have swept through the capital Kabul and other northern cities.
The comparable figures in Kabul are 33 per cent and 14 per cent. The election was no feminist glory either. While half the women in the north voted, only 20 per cent did so in Kandahar. In neighbouring Uruzgan province their turnout was just 2 per cent. Hamidi visited one household where six women - spanning three generations - had not stepped outside their front door for the three years.
These traditions remain unchallenged because of the perilous security situation. Skirmishes between Taliban and US-led forces continue in the desert and mountain ranges near Kandahar. Foreigners have fled, taking with them any modernising influences.
On her desk lie a pile of Polaroid photographs of women who have been bludgeoned, raped or shot. Sometimes I feel there are no human rights in Afghanistan. Even then hopes of justice are low.
Those linked to warlords enjoy virtual immunity from prosecution, and anyone who is sent to prison can easily buy their freedom from corrupt jailers. He believes that a quarter of Afghan men beat their wives. The Taliban forced her into exile. Clad in her burqa she beats women accused of illicit sexual encounters.
There is hope, however. Ten women study alongside men at Kandahar University, a former male bastion. Zora Koshan, 20, a returned refugee from Pakistan, is one.
Koshan, who spurns the burqa, said: They need their permission to do anything.Chuck Pierce article Women Arising Now. A prophetic word for women,we are about to see women of the Church arise and influence the world in a way they have never done before!.
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