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As The Taliban Celebrated One Year Since Its Takeover, This Is The Reality In Afghanistan

August 15 marked one year since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan.
We take a look at what has changed in 365 days.
In just a year, two decades of progress have been reversed.
afghanistan taliban one year human rights

The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan on Aug. 15, 2021 after a lightning offensive.

Women have been stripped of many of their rights and can’t participate equally in public life.
afghanistan taliban one year human rights

Women have been:

  • Ordered to cover themselves from head-to-toe in public.
  • Prevented from traveling more than 72 kilometers without a male chaperone.
  • Banned from holding governmental office.
45% of girls can’t attend school. 26% of girls are showing signs of depression.
afghanistan taliban one year human rights

Girls have been banned from going to middle and high school, despite the Taliban re-opening schools for boys.

Several secret schools for girls have started appearing across Afghanistan, created by teachers and parents using their own resources.

Higher food prices, less money. 20M people are facing severe food insecurity.
afghanistan taliban one year human rights

Economic sanctions, loss of income, drought and conflict have left millions of people unable to cope with inflation.

55% of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance.
afghanistan taliban one year human rights
Taliban security forces have cracked down on and beaten peaceful protesters.
afghanistan taliban one year human rights

80 journalists have been arrested and tortured for reporting on peaceful protests.

Taliban soldiers have unlawfully detained and tortured people and performed extrajudicial killings.
afghanistan taliban one year human rights
700 civilians still died despite a significant reduction in armed violence.
afghanistan taliban one year human rights

Other Islamic State groups, such as the Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K), are still threatening Afghan lives.

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