Uprooted Women’s Rights Activist Wants Change Within Afghanistan

When the U.S. government started formally negotiating with the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, in 2019, Tamana Ayazi was concerned the process excluded prevalent fears of Afghan women that a Taliban return to power would deprive them of their basic human rights.

A filmmaker, Ayazi, decided to tell the world what was at stake for Afghan women through a documentary centered on the life of a prominent Afghan woman.

“We began filming in January 2020,” Ayazi told VOA.

The ambitious project, however, was stalled by months of COVID-19 restrictions followed by rapid changes in Afghanistan after the Taliban returned to power, forcing Ayazi out of the country before she could put the final pieces together.


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