Mélissa Cornet

Mélissa Cornet, a human rights lawyer and writer based in Istanbul, worked in Afghanistan for six years.

On Gender Apartheid: Women in Afghanistan

Mélissa Cornet, 18 July 2024

The question​ of women’s status has been central to the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan, with more than eighty edicts curtailing their rights since the movement returned to power almost three years ago. The Taliban prohibits women from going to secondary school or university, from working in the public sector or for NGOs, from leaving home uncovered and unaccompanied, from visiting...

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