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Aid Groups: Afghan Women's Rights Under Threat

Survey finds many Afghan women worry about the Taliban returning to power

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Graffiti on a Kabul wall March 5, 2012, depicts a distraught woman encased in a head-to-toe burqa slumped on a cement stairwell. Afghan women's lives are still marred by violence and injustice despite progress in women's rights since the Taliban was toppl
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Graffiti on a Kabul wall March 5, 2012, depicts a distraught woman encased in a head-to-toe burqa slumped on a cement stairwell. Afghan women's lives are still marred by violence and injustice despite progress in women's rights since the Taliban was toppl

Afghanistan's caretaker Minister for Women's Affairs Dr. Husn Banu Ghazanfar visits an Afghan girl, who was tortured, beaten and locked in a toilet for months after refusing prostitution, as she lies on a hospital bed in Kabul December 31, 2011. Sahar Gul
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Afghanistan's caretaker Minister for Women's Affairs Dr. Husn Banu Ghazanfar visits an Afghan girl, who was tortured, beaten and locked in a toilet for months after refusing prostitution, as she lies on a hospital bed in Kabul December 31, 2011. Sahar Gul

Shabnam Rahimi, 19, (blue) and her sister Sadaf, 18, (pink) lift weights during a practice in a boxing club in Kabul December 28, 2011. Female boxing is especially unusual in Afghanistan, where many girls and women still face a struggle to secure an educa
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Shabnam Rahimi, 19, (blue) and her sister Sadaf, 18, (pink) lift weights during a practice in a boxing club in Kabul December 28, 2011. Female boxing is especially unusual in Afghanistan, where many girls and women still face a struggle to secure an educa

Afghan girls training to be boxers practice at the gym at Ghazi stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 23, 2007. The stadium is where the Taliban used to hold public executions in the late 1990s. This new generation is challenging the stereotype of Afghan wo
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Afghan girls training to be boxers practice at the gym at Ghazi stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 23, 2007. The stadium is where the Taliban used to hold public executions in the late 1990s. This new generation is challenging the stereotype of Afghan wo

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