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AAN in the Media

Afghan Women Await Poll Results With Hope

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Voice of America, 5 April 2014

Kate Clark, country director at Afghanistan Analysts Network, is quoted here as saying that laws protect an Afghan woman's right to education and employment but that in reality, men still control what a woman can do. "Under the Taliban, women largely couldn't work unless they were in the health professions.  So it's now a legal thing to work; it's a legal thing for girls to go to school or go to university.  There are women in parliament; there are quotas for women which have ensured there is female representation. But Afghanistan is still a deeply, deeply, deeply patriarchal society.  There are many women that can't go out," she said.



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