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August 17, 2021 at 12:21 pm

WBNS quotes Sandal on situation for women in Afghanistan

Dr. Nukhet Sandal, portrait in Baker Center atrium

Dr. Nukhet Sandal

WBNS 10 quotes Dr. Nukhet Sandal in an article and video headlined  Two Ohio university professors speak about situation for women in Afghanistan.

Sandal is associate professor and chair of Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

“I am in shock and I am very frustrated,” said Nukhet Sandal, chair of the political science department at Ohio University….

“Women could go to school and many women have expanded opportunities in public life. One-third of the electorate in 2019 was women in Afghanistan. So afghan women embrace these opportunities enthusiastically,” said Sandal.

Sandal said there have already been reports of women being told to leave school and work and not return. The Taliban has promised to keep some rights for women. Both professors doubt that will happen.

“There’s no reason to believe that the Taliban government from 2021 is any different from the Taliban in 2001,” said Sandal.

Read the WBNS article and watch the video. 

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