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  1. Women's health and human rights in Afghanistan.

    Article - En anglais

    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

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0394924

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 25/01/1999.