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The New York Times

Afghan Proposal Would Clamp Down on Women’s Shelters

By Alissa J. Rubin
Tuesday 1 March 2011
KABUL, Afghanistan — After her parents threw her out of the house for refusing to marry a 52-year-old widower with five children, Sabra, 18, boarded a bus that dropped her, afraid and confused, in downtown Kabul. She slept in a mosque for days, barely eating, until a woman took pity on her and (...) > continue

The Hague (Reuters)

Overtures to Taliban endanger women’s rights: activist

By William Maclean
Wednesday 1 April 2009
Afghan women could lose gains they have made since the fall of the Taliban if Western countries come to terms with elements of the ultra-orthodox Islamist movement, a women’s activist said on Tuesday. Orzala Ashraf of the Afghans Women’s Network said an international conference on Afghanistan in (...) > continue

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