For Afghan Women, It's Time for Revolution!

April 2001
Off Our Backs;Apr2001, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p6
Interviews a member of the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan concerning the situation of women under the rule of the fundamentalist group Talilban. Turning of Afghanistan into a mini-holocaust; Stoning of women; Foreign countries' support for the Taliban; Deprivation of women with basic rights. INSETS: RAWA activists in Islamabad attacked by the Taliban and their...;The Taliban's restrictions on women..


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