What the Taliban Don’t Want You to See: The Anger of Female Artists

  • Masked Norouzi
  • BBC Afghan Section

A depiction of the physical violence and discrimination faced by women in Afghanistan

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A depiction of the physical violence and discrimination faced by women in Afghanistan

“I took some of my paintings out of the frames, got rid of the frames, and hid the paintings.”

This is how a desperate artist in Afghanistan tried to protect her paintings.

Shajia heard that the Taliban were conducting house searches.

Some people destroyed their paintings, statues, musical instruments, and even their books.

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