Kamal's Story: A Girl Who Defied the Taliban

Zahira Sarwar, an Afghan-Canadian working at GTZ in Afghanistan recently conducted an interview with a girl who disguised herself as a boy and went to school in a village where the Taliban was in control. The video has English subtitles.

Zahira Sarwar says "there is a common misconception that with the arrival of Foreign troops in Afghanistan and the introduction of democracy women's rights have improved. But as you will see in this video the Afghan government and foreign troops are only focussing on certain provinces and cities thereby leaving other regions of the country still in the hands of the Taliban. Consequently, women and young girls' lives are still affected by this."

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