DURING THE TWO DECADES THE U-S SPENT IN AFGHANISTAN... WOMEN AND GIRLS GAINED NEW RIGHTS THEY DID NOT HAVE WHEN THE TALIBAN WAS IN POWER IN THE LATE 90s. SOME OF THOSE RIGHTS INCLUDED GOING TO SCHOOL... HAVING A JOB... AND TRAVELING WITHOUT AN ESCORT.
BUT NOW... THE TALIBAN IS BACK IN CONTROL OF AFGHANISTAN... AND THAT'S MADE THE FUTURE UNCERTAIN FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS.
WE'RE GETTING INSIGHT.. FROM CU'S DR. JENNIFER FLURI... WHO HAS STUDIED THE RIGHTS AND ROLES OF AFGHAN WOMEN AND GIRLS FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS.
Dr. Jennifer Fluri has been studying gender, security and development in Afghanistan for the past two decades, with a focus on women’s leadership. She can discuss the role of women in leadership in Afghanistan and what might happen to their place and influence in society going forward. She also can speak to the impacts of U.S. aid and military involvement in Afghanistan over the last 20 years.