Year: 2003 Source: Journal of Women's Health, v.12, no.6, (July/August 2003), p.577-587 SIEC No: 20041020

The authors sought to assess the health status of Afghan women & attitudes of these women & their male relatives during the period of Taliban rule toward women’s rights & community development needs. Among their findings, the authors report that 65% of women living in a Taliban-controlled area & 73% of women in Pakistan exposed to Taliban policies expressed suicidal ideation at the time of the study, compared with 18% of those in a non-Taliban controlled area. (47 refs)