The Role of Women and Gender Discrimination in Afghanistan

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The Role of Women and Gender Discrimination in Afghanistan
Many cultures across the globe devalue women, women’s history, and women’s stories about their lives. Afghanistan is only one nation amongst many that perpetuates gender discrimination in its embodiment of a patriarchal viewpoint of the value of women, their lives, their bodies, and their points of view. It is due to the sexist notion that women are inferior to men in body, intellect, and ability that women are seen as second-class citizens, in Afghanistan as well as many other cultures around the world. According to the World Bank, an international institution that seeks to provide financial support to developing countries, “Gender has been one of the most politicized issues in...
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