24 August 2021
Almost twenty years ago, in November 2001, Australia was one of the first nations to join the US-led intervention in Afghanistan that removed the Taliban.
Since the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan commencing in 2014, the world has witnessed the Taliban forcibly take over the country – the Taliban have destroyed homes, displaced thousands of people and reintroduced draconian laws synonymous with their previous rule – including a demise in women’s rights and protections.
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