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A violence against women in Afghanistan after Taliban occupation – outline of the issue
Violence against women in Afghanistan following the liberation of the country from under the Taliban occupation – an outline of the problem

Author(s): Katarzyna Sadowa
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Theology and Religion, Islam studies, Politics and religion, Politics and society
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: Afghanistan; human rights; women’s rights; Islam; baad; baadal; honour killings; violence against women

Summary/Abstract: This publication deals with the current legal and social situation of women in Afghanistan. The author analyzes the process of formation of the legal position of Afghan women from the moment of the country’s liberation from under the Taliban occupation in 2001. She concentrates on indicating relevant legal regulations and guarantees, as well as – primarily – analyzes the degree of respecting them. Consequently, she discusses selected forms of violence against women which is persistently present on the territory of Afghanistan. The author elaborates on specific cultural phenomena and acts against fundamental women’s rights, such as baad, baadal, the so-called “honor” killings, and punishing women for running away. These points lead to the conclusion that the enacted laws are merely an empty shell and women’s situation is far from stable.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 119-134
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English