A half century ago, Afghan women had carriers in medicine; men and women mingle causally at movie theatres and university campuses in Kabul. There was a proper system of law and order, government used to have a capable undertaking infrastructure projects. People used to have a hope that education will open opportunities for them, a conviction of a brighter future ahead. Everything was great until the war happened.
The country now has been facing several challenges in terms of women’s rights and safety, whereas back in 1950’s, women had equal rights as men. There were schools, where female students sat next to their male peers, where in parks and playgrounds, buses, hospitals, schools, workplaces, women were seen everywhere, as equal in number as men.
These photographs clearly depict a very different Afghanistan than it is now;