'The Taliban took years of my life': the Afghan women living in the shadow of war

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Many women who lived under the Taliban’s misogynist rule are haunted by memories, especially as peace still feels elusive

Homeira Qaderi was ironing her headscarf for school when her father came to tell her she would no longer need it, because the Taliban had captured her hometown. For the next five years the group’s harsh rules meant she barely left the house.

A generation of women have grown up in Afghanistan since the Taliban were toppled from power in 2001. But many of those who have guided the country through profound change, running schools, or as journalists or politicians, are haunted by memories of their brutal, misogynist rule.

I’m really concerned that restrictions on women in the 1990s would be brought back

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