How the Taliban’s control strips away human rights from women in Afghanistan: a timeline

August of 2021 is a date that is engraved in Afghanistan’s history as the Taliban speedily regained their power in response to the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.  

The Taliban’s return of control had turned every citizen’s life by 180 degrees with their strict theocratic policies based on Islamic law, also known as Sharia Law, which legalizes public execution and bans all forms of music. After decades of maintaining their basic human rights, the women of Afghanistan found themselves torn away from freedom again.