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Hanging by a Thread: Afghan Women's Rights and Security Threats


Dr. Massouda Jalal is the author of several publications, the latest of her work is a book titled Hanging by a Thread: Afghan Women’s Rights and Security Threats, co-authored with Dr. Silva, a former member of the Canadian Parliament. Her past writings include many articles and interviews on Afghan democracy, rule-of-law, women’s rights and violence against women both in Persian and English, many of which were published in the national and international media.

More than two decades after the Taliban were ousted from power, Afghans’ rights and security are at a crossroads, and women’s rights hang by a thread. Hanging by a Thread, written by two political authorities, offers an update on opportunities—and dangers-facing the international community following international military freedom. Dr. Jalal asks the important questions and delivers informed insights on the history of women’s struggle in Afghanistan and the dangers posed by the ongoing negotiations with the Taliban.

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