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Afghan conservative lawmakers block law on women’s rights

Afghan conservative lawmakers block law on women’s rights

May 19, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The fierce opposition highlights how tenuous women’s rights remain a dozen years after the ouster of the hard-line Taliban regime, whose strict interpretation of Islam once kept Afghan women virtual prisoners in their homes. Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women’s […]

May 19, 2013 | By More