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Education for Afghan Girls Under the Taliban: Status and Issues for Congress [April 6, 2022]   [open pdf - 648KB]

From the Document: "On March 23, 2022, the Taliban government reversed its previously announced intention to resume secondary education for Afghan girls. The last-minute policy change has prompted widespread U.S. and international criticism and drawn renewed attention to the status of women and girls in Afghanistan, a longstanding issue of congressional concern. The Taliban decision, together with other recently imposed restrictions, raises questions about how Taliban policies on women's rights may be evolving, as well as about the group's responsiveness to outside pressure. Many Members of Congress have expressed deep concerns about the fate of Afghan women and girls (a focus of prior [hyperlink] U.S. development efforts), and the issue has significant policy implications for Congress and for U.S. approaches to the Taliban's rule."

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CRS Insight, IN11908
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2022-04-06
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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