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Afghan law to be revised after pressure on women’s rights

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AFP/New Straits Times, 17 February 2014

In an article reporting that President Karzai has ordered amendments to a proposed law criticised for eroding women’s rights, the author quotes from AAN's recent dispatch on the matter, authored by Sari Kouvo and Wazhma Samandary:

“Although there is important mobilisation against violence against women,  there is also a backlash,” the Kabul-based Afghan[istan] Analysts Network research  group said in a paper released after the government decision on Monday. “Afghanistan remains a country where violence against women is — if not  permitted — condoned,” it added.

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