It's Afghan women who suffer most

It's Afghan women who suffer most

While there’s a serious talks is ongoing between the US officials and the Taliban members, the current government of Afghanistan said not included yet. 
The Taliban says when they would meet and negotiate the Afghan officials when an agreement to be reached with the US officials and their first and foremost demands is noting than the withdrawal of the US troops. 
The current negotiations in Qatar have reportedly focused on issues including a timetable for the withdrawal of US forces and a ceasefire. But in Afghanistan, people, mainly the female populations have been following the talks with fears and hesitations. 
Since no one on behalf of the Afghan government represented at the talks, at the time which the presidential election is to be taking place early Summer of this year, its not clear if it would be any role or power sharing considered for the Taliban at the current negotiation or not. 
Since the autumn of 2001 during which the US coalition forces attacked Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban, the scattered insurgency has never left Afghanistan alone. 
Just in a short time of the transitional period of the formed government of Hamed Karzai this nation enjoyed some serenity and peace progress but the rest of these 18-years wasn’t anything than bloodshed, terrors, insecurity and instability. 
Today Afghans are suffering from the the lack of security, corruption, economical disaster and mistrust to their own government but despite of all these issues, thinking of living again under the role of radical Islamist terrorist Taliban, is a real nightmare and not accepted. 
Specially women of Afghanistan whom suffered most at the ruling time of the Taliban. 
Ban from working in public and private sectors, Afghan women locked at home for five years of the darkest time in the history of Afghanistan when Taliban formed a government at this nation. Killed, tortured and beheaded by the radical terrorist Taliban, they haven’t been allowed to go to school, teach or even walk at street without a male companion. 
Seized the opportunities, the women of Afghanistan tried hard to take back what has been denied to them and rise again from the ashes of fundamentalism, terror and fears. 

Since the autumn of 2001 during which the US coalition forces attacked Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban, the scattered insurgency has never left Afghanistan alone.

Camelia Entekhabifard

From sports to politics and arts to science and eduction they have lots of visible improvements and progress even knowing which still at many insecure areas there’s no school for girls due to the Taliban and insurgents threats. 
With the constitutional rights, the sky is no limit for Afghan women. From the parliament to executive offices, Afghan women served as deputy ministers, high ranking diplomats, judges and even appointed as attorney general in the High Court of Heart. 
Even at the coming up presidential election which is due taking place in July 2019, three women are at the running tickets of Presidential candidates to appear as the first vice president’s.
Their braveness for fighting for their rights and to encourage and inspire the younger generations has been motivated many of these women whom coming from a very traditional family with lots of obligations to put themselves at the frontline of this making changes in behalf of others. 
Negotiations with the Taliban in order to achieving peace is very important but not with the price of scarifications of the freedom and democracy. 
In the meantime, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has said that the United States has assured Afghanistan’s government that any US troop pullout would not affect the combat abilities of remaining forces.
But he didn’t mentioned if at this agreement it will be a political rights for Taliban to have a share at the power or to implement their fundamental roles again or not. 


  • Camelia Entekhabifard is an Iranian-American journalist, political commentator and author of Camelia: Save Yourself By Telling the Truth (Seven Stories Press, 2008). Twitter: @CameliaFard
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