Taliban and Government Imperil Gains for Afghan Women, Advocates Say

February 8, 2014 7:38 AM

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Taliban and Government Imperil Gains for Afghan Women, Advocates Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — Advocates say that women’s rights and security in Afghanistan are under mounting assault from all sides — the Taliban insurgency and the government alike — putting at risk 12 years of hard-won gains for women here.

The country’s Parliament is about to approve legislation that would strip away crucial legal protections. The insurgents have mounted a string of violent attacks on female officials. And advocates for women are deeply worried by the news that President Hamid Karzai has been negotiating secretly with...

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