英語で聞く: Kabul’s first women-only internet cafe

From BBC English
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by Bilal Sarwary

(…) The Sahar Gul internet cafe was opened in Kabul today by a group of young rights activists (…). The group says that there are many internet cafes in Kabul but women do not go there because they face harassment. The atmosphere in these cafes is not good for women.

This group of young women plan to open similar cafes in several other provinces across Afghanistan. (…) Millions of girls have returned to school, and women have gone back to work and into politics after the removal of Taliban regime in 2001. But the life of most Afghan women still remains fraught with many hardships and challenges. Millions of women, mostly in the rural areas, are still deprived of their very basic rights. (…)

Women’s rights have been a topic of hot debate lately after the country’s top religious council advised women not to mingle with men and not to travel alone. (…)

After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. If you are a member of a group fighting for the women’s rights in Japan, what would you do for them?
2. If you are a member of a group fighting for the men’s rights in Japan, what would you do for them?
3. What has been a ‘topic of hot debate’ recently in your family or your company?

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One thought on “英語で聞く: Kabul’s first women-only internet cafe

  1. i can’t wait for the first “men’s only” cafe to open shorty. I will assume, of course, that women will applaud this free expression of men’s rights.

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