Meet the women taking on the Taliban in Afghanistan

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As the last of the American and Nato forces withdraw from Afghanistan, concern is growing for women and girls in the country.

Over the past month there’s been a wave of attacks against prominent women, while peace talks between the government and the Taliban flounder.

And fears are mounting that the fragile gains for women over the past 20 years risk being reversed.

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  • 1 thought on “Meet the women taking on the Taliban in Afghanistan”

    1. the upcoming zero US and NATO personnel is something that cannot guarantee the safety of women and school girls.

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