Dating an afghan girl

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So divorce—even in extreme abuse cases—is less likely to be sought, because a woman must be prepared to lose her children.These discriminatory practices against women are pervasive, occurring across ethnic groups in both rural and urban areas.– During the rule of the Taliban (1996 – 2001), women were treated worse than during any other leadership in the history of Afghanistan.They were forbidden to work, to leave the house without a male escort, to seek medical help from a male doctor.Young wives also have low status in the family and are more likely to be abused by their husbands and/or in-laws.– Lack of education: Only 40% of Afghan girls attend elementary school, and only one in 20 girls attend school beyond the sixth grade.Many Afghans, including some religious leaders, reinforce harmful customs by invoking their interpretation of Islam.

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– While the Afghan government and international community are working for women’s rights, since most women are illiterate, they are not engaged in the process.There are approximately three times more boys attending school than girls.Many Afghan families will only permit their daughters to attend all-girls schools close to home and few such schools exist.Widows without male protection have few options and many are forced to beg or engage in prostitution. Islamic extremists insist women and girls stay at home, and can only leave if they are fully covered and accompanied by a male relative.In the cities most women wear a burqa that completely covers them.

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