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Women's rights in Afghanistan

As U.S. priorities shift in the war-torn country, advocates worry that programs aiding women are being rolled back.



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A woman cries as she waits for news of her husband after a bomb exploded outside the NATO headquarters in Kabul in August 2009. The recent removal of specific women's rights requirements in contracting reflects a shift in the U.S. Agency for International Development's approach in Afghanistan.

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In Afghanistan, U.S. shifts strategy on women's rights as it eyes wider priorities
Article | Changes stem from a desire at the top levels of the Obama administration to triage the war and focus on the overriding goal of ending the conflict, a senior U.S. official said.

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