Giving Afghan women a voice: Women's writing in Afghanistan

Julia Paul

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This article considers how far women's rights have improved in Afghanistan since the intervention by the international community in 2001. It examines this question through the author's experience of working with an Afghan women's writing group. It looks at the tension between allowing Afghan women to voice their experiences, and the danger of their writing embracing depictions of the female as ‘victim’. It concludes that while depictions of Afghan womanhood may appear to promote ‘negative’ images, the women themselves offer positive role models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-646
Number of pages5
JournalWomen's History Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 02 Jun 2014


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