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Farkhunda’s legacy: gender, identity, and shifting societal narratives in Afghanistan

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  1. The names of all the interviewees have been changed to maintain anonymity.

  2. I was involved with a number of organisations in Kabul at the time, and an instructor of gender studies at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). The Gender Studies programme at AUAF, which I helped to establish, is the first academic programme of its kind in Afghanistan.

  3. Nang and namoos are Pashto words meaning ‘pride’ and ‘honour and dignity’ of the family, which are central to Pashtun culture. Pashtuns are the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan.


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Rahman, F. Farkhunda’s legacy: gender, identity, and shifting societal narratives in Afghanistan. Fem Rev 117, 178–185 (2017).

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