I’ve done a bit more reading and would like to add some information. 90% of Afghan women have suffered violence - 90%. Most of it is NOT Taliban-related; it is inflicted by family members.

Afghanistan is known as the place where democracies go to die. It’s also known as the worst country in the world, bar none, for women to live.

45% of Afghan citizens have been at the receiving end of what can surely be called domestic terrorism. We spent 20 years in the country not doing much at all for half of the population.

“It’s the shipwreck that leads you to the magical island.”
(Trevor Noah)