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Don't abandon Afghan women

Nov 15, 2013 - The Washington Post

Twelve years ago this week, the Taliban regime retreated from Kabul. Children were finally free to fly kites, women emerged from behind their burqas and girls could again dream of going to school. Women and girls have made hard-won advancements. Afghan women have seats in parliament, run businesses and even serve as police officers and park rangers.

In its treatment of women, the Taliban was one of the most brutal regimes the world has ever known. That legacy lingers in even the most basi...