Faculty Mentor

Dr. Brandi Denison, Associate Professor and Dr. Clayton McCarl, Associate Professor

Faculty Mentor Department

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


U.S. invaded Afghanistan shortly after the 9/11 terroristic attack of U.S. by Al-Qaeda. Although the U.S. invaded Afghanistan to pursue Osama Bin-Laden, the leader of Al-Qaeda, women’s rights and freedom in Afghanistan were at the heart of the Bush administration agenda of “war on terror”. Through analysis of existing literature and data, this study seeks to discover how U.S. gender policy for post-Taliban Afghanistan was shaped, and what are its pros and cons? My study indicates that political discourses on women’s rights and freedom shaped the U.S. gender policy for post-Taliban Afghanistan however women still suffer from increased inequality and conflict.

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Asian Studies Commons