A 2006 update on the challenges Afghan women face. It questions assumptions about gender chauvinism in Islam & the shortfalls of women's gender advocacy approaches in Afghanistan. Some of the women interviewed, claim that the Koran protects human & women's rights but that current Islamism in Afghanistan does not follow the Koran.
It was filmed and researched by Flavia Abdurahman, Video Journalist, in 2005-6 while on a 2-year assignment to Afghanistan.
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Cathy Callos is a Sydney-based journalist. She wrote the script and voiced the story, which was broadast nationally in Australia & in some Asian countries, care of ABC TV's Australia TV network, on Australian ABC TV's Asia Pacific Focus program in August 2006.
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