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BBC News: Taliban peace deal ‘threat to women’s future’

December 2, 2011

Women’s rights activists in Afghanistan say they fear the advances made by women over the past decade could be reversed if a peace deal is done with the Taliban.

The Taliban came once for Fawzia Koofi, and she knows they could come again. This prominent member of parliament – and mother of two – survived a hail of bullets last year.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    December 2, 2011 17:19

    Afganistan women’s rights activists have reason, is my opinion.
    The Talibans may now would partecipate peace’s tractatives only to consolidate their powers, without any garancy of freedom and human rights respect, other that the formely aspect.
    This face of situation need a major reflection and a consequential action.
    Claudio Alpaca

  2. jack permalink
    December 2, 2011 17:34

    the taliban are the slave dealers of the 21st century.

  3. Annette Lowe permalink
    December 3, 2011 20:16

    Why should my son be deployed to risk his life to ‘win hearts and minds’ in somebodyelse’s country? Why don’t the MEN & boys in Afghanistan get a reality check, question some beliefs on basic human rights, particularly for their wives and daughters, communicate with some of the rest of the emancipated world and put a stop to this misery & slaughter. Let them show us how much of a ‘MAN’ they could be.

    • Annette Lowe permalink
      December 6, 2011 00:36

      There have been some changes for the better.. I fear for families facing an uncertain future without ISAF forces… easier said than done, it seems to be progressing but at the end of the day it is up to the people of whatever region, in what we collectively call Afghanistan, to do it for themselves,

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