Women's health and human rights in Afghanistan.
Context. - During the past 20 years, social and political upheavals have disrupted the way of life in Afghanistan.
The Taliban regime, a radical Islamic movement that took control of Kabul in September 1996, has had extraordinary health consequences for Afghan women.
- To assess the health and human rights concerns and conditions of women living in Kabul under the Taliban regime.
- Residences in Kabul ; refugee camps and residences in Pakistan.
- A cross-sectional survey of women who lived in Kabul, prior to September 1996, when the Taliban took control.
- A total of 160 women participated, including 80 women currently living in Kabul and 80 Afghan women who had recently migrated to Pakistan.
Main Outcome Measures
- Self-reported changes in physical and mental health, access to health care, war-related trauma, human rights abuses, and attitudes toward women's human rights.
- The median age of respondents was 32 years (range, 17-70 years) ; median formal education was 12 years, and 136 (85%) of respondents had lived in Kabul for at least 19 years.
Sixty-two percent (99/180) reported that they were employed before the Taliban takeover ; only 32 (20%) were employed during their last year in Kabul. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Afghanistan, Asie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Femelle, Droits fondamentaux
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Afghanistan, Asia, Epidemiology, Human, Female
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0394924
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 25/01/1999.