As War Rages on in Afghanistan, Women look to the Future
Lady Jamileh Kharrazi
As the Taliban slowly fades away, women in Afghanistan are rebuilding their war-torn country in the realms of economics, education and politics, said Lady Jamileh Kharrazi.
Economics in the New Afghanistan
Fakhria Ibrahimi Momtaz works tirelessly to build her business, Momtaz Host, from an idea into a fledgling tech firm. She offers domain hosting services, web design, web development, email and internet security packages. Her business, which she runs with her husband, is part of an emerging tech sector in Kabul, a trend which would have been unthinkable 20 years ago.
According to Momtaz, women “were afraid of technology. Many girls are afraid to study computer science or engineering everywhere. But it is more difficult here because of the cultural issues, and women’s families are not accepting that their girls work in these fields.” (Red Herring)
The Taliban, ruling from 1996, imposed a strict version of Sharia law that banned technology usage and confined women to virtual home arrest. It dashed the business dreams of many young girls.