Insight: Once a symbol of new Afghanistan, can policewomen survive?




 
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Insight: Once a symbol of new Afghanistan, can policewomen survive?
 
December 19th, 2012  
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Insight: Once a symbol of new Afghanistan, can policewomen survive?
KABUL (Reuters) - Shortly after Friba joined the Afghan National Police, she gave herself the nickname "dragon" and vowed to bring law and order to her tormented homeland. Five years later, she is tired of rebuffing the sexual advances of male colleagues, worries the budget for the female force will shrink and fears the government will abandon them. Women in the police force were held up as a showcase for Afghan-Western efforts to promote rights in the new Afghanistan, born from the optimism that swept the country after the ouster of the Taliban in 2001. ...




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