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Fellows' Papers
Social Media
Asia-Pacific

The impact of social media on Afghanistan's social taboos

In this globalised world, social media can act as an agent, changing mindsets and perceptions in societies, especially where there have been traditional restrictions.

This paper by Bahaar Joya discusses the struggle women in Afghanistan have faced throughout history to achieve their basic rights as individuals. The paper focuses on the impact of social media on Afghanistan’s social taboos, and the changes it is bringing to the lives of a neglected section of Afghan society.