Withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan threatens rollback of women's gains

November 24, 2014 6:30 AM

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Withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan threatens rollback of women's gains

In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, Amir Khesraw helps his sister Shukria Barakzai, and Afghan lawmaker, at a government hospital she was taken into after a suicide attack last week in Kabul, Afghanistan. Attacks in the capital Kabul have escalated since President Ashraf Ghani took office in September. Insurgent groups oppose the bilateral security agreement he signed with Washington, ratified by Parliament on Sunday, as well as his support for women's rights and peace talks with the Taliban. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, a visitor kisses Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai at a government hospital she was taken into after a suicide attack last week in Kabul, Afghanistan. Attacks in the capital Kabul have escalated since President Ashraf Ghani took office in September. Insurgen...

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