Afghanistan Essay

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Afghanistan
Afghanistan is located between the southern and the central part of Asia. The country holds about 32 million people. The capital in Afghanistan is Kabul. There are a lot of different languages spoken in Afghanistan. This is due to the diversity of ethnicities in Afghanistan. Dari is the official language in Afghanistan although more people speak Pashtun.
The country is currently facing a war which started in 1978 during the cold war. The war originated when the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan took action against the communism in ...view middle of the document...

This lasted about 10 years before the Soviet decided to leave the country. Afghanistan is a Democratic country now but there are a lot of rebels in the country that belong to the Taliban groups. Their goal is to diminish the democracy in Afghanistan.
Life in Afghanistan has been known to be hard, especially as a woman. Afghanistan have made progress with women’s rights but the conditions are still bad. Close to 60% of all women get married within the age of 16. The amount of women dying because of childbirth is pretty common in Afghanistan. This is because the risk of dying when because of childbirth is much higher at a young age. The Taliban people want to implement the Sharia law which would make it even harder for women in Afghanistan.
Sources:
Trust in education: http://www.trustineducation.org/resources/life-as-an-afghan-woman/ (11/09/2015)
Unknown site: http://www.afghanistans.com/Information/People/WayofLife.htm (11/09/2015)
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliban_treatment_of_women (11/09/2015)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_Afghanistan (11/09/2015)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saur_Revolution (11/09/2015)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Afghanistan (11/09/2015)

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