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Sunday, June 26 at 10 p.m. – America Abroad: Joined by War: Women's Rights in Today's Afghanistan?

(Rochester, NY) – For nearly a decade, Americans and Afghans have been joined by conflict. In the first years of the war, images of Afghan girls returning to the classroom were a heartening change from the years of Taliban brutality. Engaging the women of Afghanistan is critical shaping a modern, democratic Afghanistan. Yet local laws have again become more conservative. And strong development benchmarks for women have waned. Now, with talk of possible reconciliation with the Taliban, some wonder: do women's rights in Afghanistan still matter? America Abroad: Joined by War: Women's Rights in Today's Afghanistan, airing Sunday, June 26 at 10 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2, ask this to audiences in Washington D.C. and Kabul. They also discuss how women's lives have changed post-Taliban rule, and ask if their rights and interests are now being sacrificed in the name of security.

Pictured: Afghan woman
Credit: America Abroad

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