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Afghan women fade from White House focus as exit nears

Shortly after sending U.S. troops to Afghanistan in October 2001, President George W. Bush focused so intently on freeing Afghan women from the shackles of Taliban rule that empowering them became central to the United States’ mission there. More than a decade later, as his successor Barack Obama charts a way out of the unpopular war, Afghan girls are back in school, infant and maternal survival rates are up and a quarter of the parliament’s seats are reserved for women who at least on paper have the same voting, mobility and other rights as men. …

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* e W. and Laura Bush spoke often about Afghan women * Amnesty International wants Obama to spell out plan * Afghanistan set to send all-male delegation to NATO summit Afghan women clad in burqa walk up a hill at the old part of Kabul, May 10, 2012. — Photo by Reuters Shortly after sending US troops to Afghanistan in October 2001, President e W. Obama’s lack of overt attention to h led many to fear their -fought gains will slip […] Tags: afghan, women, fade, from, Afghan Women Fade from View Elayne Clift writes about , health and development Saxtons River, Vt. 2 June 2005 Laura Bush flew into Kabul. Five hours later she flew out. “There are likely to be numerous unregistered ces of violence against ,” said Dr Suraya Subhrang, ’s rights missioner at AIHRC.

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