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Afghanistan Lacking Women Leadership

  • Date Submitted: 12/06/2012 02:19 AM
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Afghanistan lacking women leadership

Women leadership in Afghanistan either has been manipulative or hegemonic seeking power or wealth for political parties.   Patriotism and favorism for women has been a critical missing factor in all political and social women leaders’ agenda.  
High rate of illiteracy, economic dependency, religious and cultural forces, patriarchy and sexism (The believe that women are made just for sex) have always been main factors that challenged women to pull up out of longing period of dependency and periphery.
Tradition and religion are also the challenging factors against women participation in political, economic and social activities. Neglecting the historical and philosophical discourses, the manifest and interpretations of religions caused women to be pushed down and backward as far as possible.
Western experts and super skill advisers so far have been providing wrong advices for the political leaders and social activists. This can be studied comparatively with false paradigm of international dependence revolution which has been accommodated in many third world countries by western civilizations.
Historical case studies of other countries could be a good example for Afghan women to focus and comparatively evaluated the political, social and ecological changes for adaption.   Amanullah Khan Afghanistan king (1919-1929) was a good example of providing opportunities for women which unfortunately he faced challenges by dogmatic and discriminative thoughts of illiterate people and foreign interference which cost him the throne.
During the Taliban regime situations were very worse for women due to unemployment opportunities and security factors for male to work outside of their houses; women were working more than 16 to 18 hours at home to maintain their normal life.
The plague has gone, but is not eradicated yet. Still women are working in most of the rural areas as slaves of their husband; women subordination of men has become...

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