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Women of Afghanistan

Threats from insurgents on election day in Afghanistan, combined with fear, tradition, apathy and poor planning, kept many Afghan women from going to the polls and exercising recently-won rights, election monitors and women's activists say.

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Many Women Stayed Away From the Polls In Afghanistan
Article | KABUL, Aug. 30 -- Five years ago, with the country at peace, traditional taboos easing and Western donors pushing for women to participate in democracy, millions of Afghan women eagerly registered and then voted for a presidential candidate. In a few districts, female turnout was even higher than...

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