Implications of the Taliban takeover

on Afghan women’s migration to Türkiye

Since August 2021, Taliban rule in Afghanistan has severely restricted women’s rights, impacting their freedom of movement, access to education and healthcare, and right to work. This has made life for women incredibly challenging, alongside increased food insecurity, and rising poverty. Türkiye currently hosts 139,333 Afghan refugees and asylum seekers, 35% of whom are women and girls. This snapshot examines the implications of the Taliban takeover on migration dynamics among Afghan women, focusing on the drivers of migration, the routes taken to reach Türkiye, protection risks faced en route and access to assistance. It aims to contribute to a solid evidence base that can inform targeted responses that enhance protection for Afghan women along mixed migration routes.


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