Women Risking Their Lives for Education (June 2002)
In Afghanistan, members of a secret organization of women risk death to give other women education and hope. Eve Ensler took a harrowing undercover journey to chronicle their fight against the Taliban — one of the most repressive regimes in history.
The Taliban Forbids Women to:
- attend school
- work outside the home
- laugh loudly
- perform or listen to music
- leave home without a male relative
- use cosmetics
- visit male doctors
- go outside without wearing a floor-length veil called a burqa
- wear high-heel shoes
- watch movies, TV and videos
If a woman breaks these laws, she risks being flogged or killed.