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Gender Persecution in Afghanistan

MADRE, together with the Institute for Gender, Law, and Transformative Peace at CUNY School of Law, launched the report Gender Persecution in Afghanistan. This report provides in-depth analysis of the Taliban’s acts to deprive Afghans of fundamental rights on the basis of gender—acts that may amount to the crime against humanity of gender persecution.

Issued as a Part One of forthcoming analyses, this report focuses on deprivations of three representative sample rights: the rights to education, assembly and expression. It examines Taliban policies to deprive each of these fundamental rights on a discriminatory basis, and provides samples of crimes they reportedly committed in order to enforce these rights violations. It also describes legal analysis and evidence demonstrating how these acts or crimes can amount to gender persecution.

March 30, 2023