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Afghan women fear a retreat to dark days

December 18, 2008 | Christian Science Monitor new window By Gayle Tzemach

Afghanistan's Minister of Women's Affairs, Hasan Bano Ghazanfa, closed a recent speech to one of the country's largest-ever women's conferences with an unexpected warning: Afghan President Hamid Karzai should avoid rushing into "political deals" with those opposing women's rights and human rights.

The pointed reference to a possible peace deal with the Taliban was a reminder of the precarious situation of Afghan women.

Seven years after the Taliban regime was ousted, Afghan women have seen gains in areas from political rights to education. But many now see this progress as both meager and tenuous...

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