Exiting U.S. general says Afghan women's rights are key




 
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Exiting U.S. general says Afghan women's rights are key
 
February 10th, 2013  
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Exiting U.S. general says Afghan women's rights are key
KABUL (Reuters) - Advancing women's rights in Afghanistan is key to preventing the Taliban from reimposing a radical form of Islam once most foreign troops leave by the end of 2014, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces said on Saturday. Afghan women have won back basic rights in education, voting and employment since the Taliban were ousted in 2001, but fears are growing such gains could be traded away as Western forces prepare to leave and the Afghan government seeks peace talks with the group. U.S. ...




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