‘Nowhere to go’: divorced Afghan girls in peril as the Taliban near in | Taliban

There’s an aged expressing in Afghanistan that encapsulates the country’s views on divorce: “A girl only leaves her father’s home in the white bridal clothing, and she can only return in the white shrouds.”

In this deeply conservative and patriarchal culture, girls who defy conference and look for divorce are normally disowned by their family members and shunned by Afghan modern society. Remaining by yourself, they have to struggle for standard rights, these as renting an condominium, which call for the involvement or ensures of male kin.

Despite the social stigma and limitations to independence, there are divorced women

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