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More than a decade after the removal of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime from power, basic women’s rights in the country remain extremely precarious.

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More than a decade after the removal of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime from power, basic women’s rights in the country remain extremely precarious.

Read more here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/frustration-hangs-heavy-over-afghanistan-s-women-s-rights-struggle-1.1720265

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The EU Ambassador to Afghanistan, Franz-Michael Mellbin, has criticized the prosecution of “moral crimes” as “disgraceful” and says Hamid Karzai’s government has failed Afghan women.

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The EU Ambassador to Afghanistan, Franz-Michael Mellbin, has criticized the prosecution of “moral crimes” as “disgraceful” and says Hamid Karzai’s government has failed Afghan women.

Read more here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/07/hamid-karzai-afghanistan-women-eu-mellbin

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A new draft law in Afghanistan that would limit testimony in domestic violence cases is drawing international outcry, with activists warning it is part of a broader trend toward rolling back women’s rights and would make it more difficult to combat “honor” crimes in the nation.

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A new draft law in Afghanistan that would limit testimony in domestic violence cases is drawing international outcry, with activists warning it is part of a broader trend toward rolling back women’s rights in the nation.

In practice, legal experts say, it would mean that a woman cannot testify that her uncle raped her, that a mother who sees her daughter beaten by her father or brother, cannot testify, that family members witnessing a young woman being forced into marriage by her father cannot be used in a prosecution, that a sister or brother who witnesses an honor killing cannot be questioned.

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In Afghanistan, one education advocate is doing her utmost to help children–particularly girls–receive an education.

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In Afghanistan, one education advocate is doing her utmost to help children–particularly girls–receive an education.

Read more about Andeisha Farid’s efforts here.

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In Afghanistan, women continue to face abuse and forced marriages.

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In Afghanistan, women continue to face abuse and forced marriages.

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Women’s rights activist Phyllis Chesler describes her life in Afghanistan in the 1960s.

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In a new book, An American Bride in Kabul, Phyllis Chesler writes about five months she spent in Afghanistan in the 1960s, and how she almost died before she managed to escape and annul her ill-fated marriage.

Read excerpts from her book here.

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In Afghanistan, child marriage and domestic violence harm progress.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai should take urgent action to fight child marriage and domestic violence or risk further harm to development and public health in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the president.

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One of Afghanistan’s most senior female police officers has been shot dead just months after her predecessor was also gunned down, highlighting the dangers women in positions of authority face as the country prepares for the withdrawal of most Western troops next year.

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One of Afghanistan’s most senior female police officers has been shot dead just months after her predecessor was also gunned down, highlighting the dangers women in positions of authority face as the country prepares for the withdrawal of most Western troops next year.

Read more here: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/16/20520204-a-very-brave-woman-gunmen-kill-one-of-afghanistans-most-senior-female-cops

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Taliban fighters have kidnapped a female parliamentarian who was travelling by car through Afghanistan’s central Ghazni province with her children, a local police commander said, the latest in a string of high-profile, violent attacks on women.

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Taliban fighters have kidnapped a female parliamentarian who was travelling by car through Afghanistan’s central Ghazni province with her children, a local police commander said, the latest in a string of high-profile, violent attacks on women.

Read more here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/13/us-afghanistan-women-idUSBRE97C08220130813

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In Afghanistan, women are concerned that their rights will be increasingly repressed by a resurgent Taliban in the wake of a U.S. troops withdrawal.

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In Afghanistan, women are concerned that their rights will be increasingly repressed by a resurgent Taliban in the wake of a U.S. troops withdrawal.

Listen to the broadcast and read more here: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/08/23/afghan-womens-rights

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