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Promises vs Reality: Taliban Wants Us to Believe They’ve Changed. But Have They? Women Tell

As the Taliban takes control of the country, experts and activists suggest Afghanistan has again become an extremely dangerous place to be a woman.

In the past few weeks alone, there have been many reports of casualties and violence. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes. The United Nations Refugee Agency says about 80 percent of those who have fled since the end of May are women and children.

“Thousands of women put their lives at risk over the last two decades to advance the rights of women and girls across Afghanistan, many of whom helped the U.S. mission,” Gayatri Patel, vice president for external relations at the Women’s Refugee Commission, said in a Sunday statement. “The Biden administration has a moral obligation to ensure they are evacuated and safely resettled.”

Read WRC’s statement on the Afghanistan crisis.