Haunted by Memories of Repression, Afghan Women Fear for Safety and Rights as Taliban Gain Ground
Women During Taliban Rule (1996-2001)
What’s Happening Now:
Call for International Action:
Setback to Hard-won Women’s Rights:
Malala Yousafzai: What Taliban Do to Women Who Fight for Rights
Then a teenager, she was attacked by Taliban gunmen and was left critical. The Taliban had hijacked her bus and Malala was shot in the head and the neck. After initial treatment in Pakistan, she was sent to the United Kingdom for further recovery. Nine months after being shot, on her 16th birthday, Malala delivered a speech at UN headquarters. Malala was bestowed the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17 making her the youngest recipient of the prestigious award.