Impossible under the Taliban, there are now 69 female MPs in parliament
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When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, women rarely left their homes.
When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in all-encompassing burqas. While most women in conservative Afghanistan may still wear the burqa, today’s Afghan woman has choices she did not have during the Taliban rule that lasted from the mid-1990s to 2001 – such as running for parliament.